The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND". Its initial purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Top Ten Places To Take Kids Southern California: Santa Monica Pier with Pacific Park amusement park on the pier with rides and attractions plus a huge nine-story solar-powered Pacific Ferris Wheel kids will love this place. And if they are still looking for more things to do there is the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and e historic carousel. Located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and just steps from the beach.
A pair of excited boys join Pacific Ocean Park staff in a Skywayride car, Santa Monica, 1958. POP, which replaced the earlier amusement park at the Ocean Park Pier, closed in 1967. The pier was demolished in 1974 after a series of fires.