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Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

How did an advertisement for real estate become the symbol of fame, fortune and everything that goes with it? We’ll talk this hour with Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California. He explores the history of one of the most famous signs in the world in his new book “The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon” (Yale, 2011).

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