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"Andrew Albert J. Ty" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Jul 1997 19:40:03 +0800
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In Rocketeer, the Disney (or was it Touchstone) movie starring Bill Campbell
and Timothy Dalton, the Hollywoodland sign is featured...until a blimp
crashes on the land part...
At 01:05 PM 7/16/97 EST, you wrote:
>I am doing some research on the HOLLYWOOD or HOLLYWOODLAND sign as a
>sort of icon for Hollywood--the movie industry and its milieu.  As
>part of that research I am looking for movies and novels that contain
>significant scenes involving the sign (in addition to the hundreds of
>films that simply use a shot of the sign to establish place).  Off
>the top of my head all I can think of is The Couch Trip in which
>Walter Matthau threatens to jump from the sign and one of James
>Ellroy's Los Angeles novels which works the razing of the "LAND" into
>its plot.  I'd be grateful for your collective wisdom.
>Chris Ames
>English Dept
>Agnes Scott College
>141 East College Ave
>Decatur GA  30030
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