BLA H

Radio star Jane Webb poses on the damaged "H" of the Hollywoodland sign in April 1947, shortly after the signs caretaker, Albert Kothe, accidentally wrecked it in a drunk driving accident. Apparently, Kothe (who survived the crash) had driven his car off a cliff above the H. This incident eventually led to the decision by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles Parks Department to repair the sign, removing the word "land" from it. (LAPL 00041562) Bizarre Los Angeles

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