Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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California's Gold #132 - HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Join popular PBS Host Huell Howser for this very special 1 hour look at the world famous Hollywood Sign. Huell gets special permission from The Hollywood Sign Trust to actually climb up to and even on the sign. While perched on this landmark Huell learns the full history from 1923 till now form the people who work so hard to preserve this icon.Then he is joined by Raiden Peterson who was part of the construction crew that literally rebuilt the sign in 1978. Raiden not only brings great memories and stories but an incredible bunch of artifacts that he found when working on the sign... including a lightbulb that still works!Finally Huell talks to a few pranksters, one of whom was part of a group that changed the sign to read CAL TECH, and another is the infamous RAFFEYSOD. As always you're invited to come on along as we learn how they did it!
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