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Hollywood sign: Submit your favorite photos

October 3, 2012 | 10:48 am

Click to submit your favorite Hollywood sign photo

The Hollywood sign is getting a face-lift starting Tuesday, with its most extensive refurbishing in 35 years.

Crews will strip the iconic letters of their paint and pressure-wash the exposed corrugated metal before priming and repainting them white, according to the Hollywood Sign Trust. The back of the sign will also be scraped, sanded and painted during the 10-week process.

PHOTOS: A history of the Hollywood sign

The sign was originally built in 1929, and read "Hollywoodland" until its first makeover in 1949. Thanks to a fundraiser held by Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, the deteriorating sign was replaced in 1978.

Do you have a favorite photo in front of the iconic sign? What's your favorite view of the lettered-hillside? Submit your photos here or by tweeting them @LANow or @LATimes with the hashtag #lathollywood.

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Photo: The Hollywood sign as seen in the Hollywood Hills. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press

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