The Hollywood sign, with its trumped-up history and inflated ego, is getting its most extensive procedure in nearly 35 years. Crews are repainting the iconic white letters, currently focusing on O and L. (Photo: Mel Melcon via latimes)
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Like many a Hollywood star before it, the iconic sign that looks out over Los Angeles will be undergoing a facial procedure. Starting today, workers will strip the old paint off the letters and pressure-wash the exposed corrugated metal before priming and repainting them white again. The back of the sign will also be scraped, sanded, and painted. (Ouch! we hear a hundred aging actors scream, remembering.) The eight-to-10-week process is expected to take 110 gallons of primer and 275 gallons of paint. The sign, which was erected in 1923 as “Hollywoodland,” has not been cleaned in 35 years. The undisclosed cost will be covered by the Hollywood Sign Trust and Sherwin-Williams. (via LATimes)
A Lithuanian photographer by the name of Tadao Cern produced this wonderful series of people simply getting their faces blasted by powerful gusts of wind. I think it’s safe to say that Mr Cern found a way to suck the coolness right out of you no matter how good-looking you think you are. Brilliant. (via 1o9)
It’s called Smartphone Face and the theory is as follows: You constantly look down at your phone all day, texting and reading emails. The result is sagging skin all over that gorgeous face of yours, specifically, the jowls, marionette lines and double chin area. I don’t know about you all, but I shall be texting with my arms up in front of my face from now on. Take that, gravity.