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Title
Caltech students up to some very high jinks
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Haering, Michael
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph caption dated May 18, 1987 reads, "Caltech students, who over the years have elevated college high jinks to a high-profile, high-tech art, today took their mischief to even loftier elevations-- the Hollywood sign atop Mount Lee. As Los Angeles police and park rangers struggled to stop them from behind a locked fence, about 40 students from the Pasadena-based institution early today latched their school name in and white plastic onto the well-known-50 foot sign. The prank, executed in the wee hours of the night, cost about $800 and took about a year to plan, said the students, who are well-versed in devising and implementing such stunts. In 1984, Caltech students tapped into the Rose Bowl computerized scoreboard, forcing it to display 'Cal Tech 38, MIT 0' instead of the real score. The purpose behind today's stunt: to commemorate Hollywood's centennial."
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105391
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Hollywood Sign
CARL0005183251
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30534
Subject
California Institute of Technology
Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Signs and signboards--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mount Lee (Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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