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Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, turned himself in after being recorded by security cameras changing the sign on New Year’s Day, The Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 and originally said “Hollywoodland”, to advertise a new housing development in the hills above Los Angeles. It has been altered to say “Hollyweed” before – in 1976, after the passage of a state law relaxing rules concerning marijuana. The same prankster, Danny Finegood, changed it to read “Ollywood” in 1987, in protest over positive treatment of Col Oliver North, the marine at the center of the Iran-Contra scandal. He also made the sign read “Oil war” in 1990, in protest at the first Gulf war. Finegood died in 2007 Hollywood Hollyweed SOURCE : THE GUARDIAN: HOUwee D DFACTSPERT ON 1ST JANUARY 2017, THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN WAS MODIFIED TO READ "HOLLY WEED' AFTER SOME PRANKSTERS ADDED $50 OF FABRIC TO IT Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, turned himself in after being recorded by security cameras changing the sign on New Year’s Day, The Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 and originally said “Hollywoodland”, to advertise a new housing development in the hills above Los Angeles. It has been altered to say “Hollyweed” before – in 1976, after the passage of a state law relaxing rules concerning marijuana. The same prankster, Danny Finegood, changed it to read “Ollywood” in 1987, in protest over positive treatment of Col Oliver North, the marine at the center of the Iran-Contra scandal. He also made the sign read “Oil war” in 1990, in protest at the first Gulf war. Finegood died in 2007 Hollywood Hollyweed SOURCE : THE GUARDIAN

Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, turned himself in after being recorded by security cameras changing the sign on New Year’s Day, The Hollywood...

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