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Location 12: Horseback Riding, The Hollywood Sign

Behind the Scenes

For this shot, we climbed high above L.A., into the Hollywood Hills. The drive up the narrow and winding road was a bit nerve-wracking, especially for those of us following the huge camera crane strapped to a flatbed trailer. We all made it up though, and it was a beautiful sunny day with views all the way to the Pacific. The horses were calm, the Hollywood Sign was majestic and we got a picture-perfect sunset that launched many a Facebook post from the crew. Thanks, Hollywood!

Get the Inside Scoop on the Hollywood Sign:
Join a trail ride for million-dollar views

For a folksy break from the glitzy side of L.A., wind your way up into the Santa Monica Mountains to the red barn at Sunset Ranch .

Friendly wranglers loaded with local lore lead you on easy trail rides into L.A.’s expansive Griffith Park, 4,000 acres of chaparral-and-grassland hillsides with big views out over downtown L.A. Countless movies have been filmed in these hills, and on an hour-long ride your guide will point out places that look oddly familiar, like Griffith Observatory, which has shown up in more than a dozen films, including Rebel Without a Cause.

But the highlight is undoubtedly the up-close look up the slope to the Hollywood sign, as outsized and gleaming as the day it went up in 1923. Back then it said “Hollywoodland” but a makeover (funded largely by Hugh Hefner) in 1978 dropped the last four letters, and recreated an icon.

 

HollywoodTM & © 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved.

Behind the Scenes

For this shot, we climbed high above L.A., into the Hollywood Hills. The drive up the narrow and winding road was a bit nerve-wracking, especially for those of us following the huge camera crane strapped to a flatbed trailer. We all made it up though, and it was a beautiful sunny day with views all the way to the Pacific. The horses were calm, the Hollywood Sign was majestic and we got a picture-perfect sunset that launched many a Facebook post from the crew. Thanks, Hollywood!

Get the Inside Scoop on the Hollywood Sign:
Join a trail ride for million-dollar views

For a folksy break from the glitzy side of L.A., wind your way up into the Santa Monica Mountains to the red barn at Sunset Ranch .

Friendly wranglers loaded with local lore lead you on easy trail rides into L.A.’s expansive Griffith Park, 4,000 acres of chaparral-and-grassland hillsides with big views out over downtown L.A. Countless movies have been filmed in these hills, and on an hour-long ride your guide will point out places that look oddly familiar, like Griffith Observatory, which has shown up in more than a dozen films, including Rebel Without a Cause.

But the highlight is undoubtedly the up-close look up the slope to the Hollywood sign, as outsized and gleaming as the day it went up in 1923. Back then it said “Hollywoodland” but a makeover (funded largely by Hugh Hefner) in 1978 dropped the last four letters, and recreated an icon.

 

HollywoodTM & © 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved.

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