An iconic piece of movie history has turned up in a north-east village.
The H from the original Hollywood sign – all 45ft of it – is being pieced together in Oldmeldrum.
It has been bought by film buff and artist Bill Mack and will soon go on a world tour, starting at London’s O2 arena next week.
Keith Douglas, tour promoter and co-founder of James Fisher Subsea Excavation in the village, brought the sign from Minneapolis to his construction site and is carrying out a test assembly ahead of the Heart of Hollywood exhibition.
Keith said: “We’ve been wanting to do this since 2012 and now we’re offering people a once in a lifetime chance to take a picture and touch the sign.
“There will also be other Hollywood memorabilia, like Marilyn Monroe’s bed and Elvis Presley’s jumpsuits, to see.
“All the young actors and actresses climbed Mount Lee to touch it and have pictures taken with it for luck – as a rite of passage.”
US-based Bill, who owns the other letters too, has used the metal from them as a canvass, where he paints portraits of the film stars from the golden age of Hollywood.
The Heart Of Hollywood World Tour will run until July 17 at the O2 before visiting up to 60 cities across the globe over a period of five years.
After the tour, the sign will return to Los Angeles, where it will become a permanent installation in time for its 100th anniversary.
Tickets for the show can be bought at bit.ly/2LGkqdx