Leo Braudy

Leo Braudy is university professor at the University of Southern California and the author of The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History and The Hollywood Sign, from which this article is adapted, among other books.

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March 17 2011 6:49 AMA History of the Hollywood SignHow an advertisement for a housing development came to represent the movies.
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