The sign itself is protected, so do not be surprised if you can not touch it or approach it. In September 1932, actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the letter "H."
This sign is currently registered as a trademark and can not be used without the approval of the Hollywood Board of Commerce.
The contract with the maintenance company of the sign ended in 1939, and after a few years the sign deteriorated. In 1949, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce purchased the sign, removed the word "Land" and corrected the rest of the sign.
The new sign was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the city of Hollywood on November 14, 1978. The ceremony was broadcast live on television, where 60 million viewers watched. It also became a star in its own right when it appeared in various scenes in films and series, especially to indicate the location of the plot.