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You Can Call Me Hollywood Or You Can Call Me Ollywood. . .

November 27, 1987

On two occasions recently, Los Angeles police stopped groups of college students--the first from USC, the second from Pepperdine--about to change the message on the landmark sign that looms over Hollywood. Altering of the sign, which was erected in 1923 to promote a housing subdivision (HOLLYWOODLAND), has become something of a tradition in recent years.

September, 1987 (for Pope John Paul II's arrival) HOLYWOOD July, 1987 (during Iran-Contra hearings) OLLYWOOD May, 1987 (on Hollywood's 100th birthday) CALTECH April, 1987 (promotion for the television network) FOX April, 1986 (to mark revitalization of the area) HOLLYWOOD II January, 1985 (meaning never determined) RAFFEYSOD December, 1983 (for a movie filming) HOLLYWEED November, 1983 (before a game at the Rose Bowl) GO NAVY January, 1976 (to note a new state marijuana law) HOLLYWEED

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