Um, so the Hollywood sign was lit last night…
… And no one seems to know why. (By “no one”, my research includes emailing my friend Jack, checking for posts on LAist, Curbed LA, searching Craigslist, and quizzing everyone at the Beachwood Market.) When I took these pictures, there weren’t any helicopters shooting the sign, no camera crews on the ground, or even any park rangers shooing people away.
Jack said he saw the light coming from the Observatory, so I’m guessing there must have been two beams directed at the sign, because from the park you can see the light looks like it is coming from around Franklin and Highland.
(I wish we would have had the nicer camera with us, because the reflection on Lake Hollywood was stunning and this shot does not do it justice. )
So I ask, why was the Hollywood sign lit up last night? Los Angeles Film Festival? If that was the case then there would have been a press release. Mariachi night at the Bowl? Can you even see the sign from the Bowl? (I think it is too deep down in the dell.) Still searching for the person who called in a bomb scare in Beachwood Canyon earlier in the day?
Or did someone think they could slip it by without the Hollywoodland Homeowners Association noticing?