For many, the famous inscription "Hollywood", nestled comfortably on Mount Lee in Los Angeles, has become a real symbol of cinema. And the more surprising is the fact that it was going to be demolished. And give the land for development.
It turns out that this land does not belong to the city, but to the Fox River company from Chicago, which decided to give it away for the construction of four luxurious mansions. And to save the famous inscription NGO Trust For Public Land began collecting donations in order to redeem this territory, with an area of just under 60 hectares. Required to raise a relatively small amount - 12.5 million US dollars. It was just that time was running out. But they succeeded.
As it became known, the last missing 900 thousand dollars were reported by Hugh Hefner, the founder of the magazine Playboy. In general, the list of benefactors includes many well-known names.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger happily told the world about the salvation of this Hollywood legend, established back in the 20s of the last century. Now the land under the inscription will become the property of the city.