It may be hard to believe, but the famous Hollywood sign actually used to read Hollywoodland. This was the sign from 1923 when real estate developer H.J. Whitely decided to advertise his new development with a sign.
Developers decided to change the name of the development, to go along with sign, changing the name of the area to Hollywood. They went on to change the sign to reading Hollywood as well in 1949, when the sign was restored.