Steve Scott
Hidden Hollywood sign uncovers history

There's the Hollywood sign everyone knows -- white letters 50 feet high, recognized the world over as the landmark of Tinseltown. And then there's the other Hollywood sign, the hidden one, whose red neon letters were once as familiar as the larger sign just across the canyon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Hidden Sign: The L.A. Then & Now column in the Feb. 17 California section said Gen. Harrison Gray Otis was The Times' first publisher. Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner were the first publishers of the paper, in 1881. Also, the column identified Jesse Lasky as a movie director. He was a producer. — -------------------- The sign that read...