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Local anger as GPS boosts Hollywood sign tourist influx

The Hollywood sign high in the steep Los Angeles hills has become an iconic monument since it was built in 1923.

Local residents say satellite navigation systems are making it easier for tourists to find their way through the area's winding roads and narrow alleyways in their quest to take photographs close to the sign.

And frustrations are growing in the nearby upmarket neighbourhood over increased traffic and fire risks in the arid area.

Valeria Perasso reports.

  • 03 Nov 2011