Tinseltown’s Landmark Sign: A Symbol of the Enduring Magic of Hollywood

by Mike Mcdonnough on July 13, 2010

in Miscellaneous News

In 1923, a Los Angeles real estate group unveiled a massive billboard to promote their new Hollywoodland development. Little did they know that their billboard, intended to last for just 18 months, would go on to be restored and renamed simply “Hollywood,”and would become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.  On the anniversary of the sign’s official day of dedication, Janson Media pays tribute to the Motion Picture Industry with its award-winning Hollywood Collection produced by Wombat Productions between 1985 and 1999.

For nearly a century, Hollywood has captivated and influenced generation after generation of moviegoers.  Its magic has left an indelible imprint on every culture with a movie projector. Originally broadcast on PBS, HBO/Cinemax, TNT, A&E, Lifetime, and Bravo, The Hollywood Collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of biographies and cinema retrospectives ever compiled, a spectacular treasury of 32 revealing biographies of Hollywood’s most beloved stars. These biographies, some narrated by the stars themselves, include interviews with friends, family members and colleagues, as well as clips from their most memorable films, and in some cases, rare home movies.

An award-winning collection of classic movie star biographies and retrospectives features filmed recollections from directors, producers, writers, agents, and fellow actors, memorable film clips, candid interviews, home movies, newsreel footage, rare behind-the-scenes glimpses, footage of Academy Award banquets… and more.

Produced by award-winning, husband-and-wife filmmakers Gene Feldman & Suzette Winter, hailed by audiences and reviewers alike for their engrossing and incisive productions, winners of Cine Golden Eagle & Chris Award. Highlighted DVD releases from the collection include comprehensive biographies on William Holden, Shirley MacLaine, Steve McQueen, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman.