The Vogue Sign

The statue of Roman goddess Diana sitting atop the 62-foot Vogue sign has caused some controversy over the years. When owner Harry Reifel had a new statue made to replace the rusted original in 1967, City Council deemed its curvy silhouette "too sexy." The sign went up anyway. When the theatre manager griped about the sign's $5,000 price tag, Reifel declared, "She's beautiful and worth it.” Mel Buenaventura photo

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