What's the blinking message on the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles?

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

On top of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles there is a light blinking a message in Morse code. What is the message saying?

The Answer:

The red light blinks out the word "Hollywood" in Morse code every few seconds. Reportedly the message has been changed only once since the light began blinking the message in 1956. In June 1992, to celebrate Capitol Records' 50th anniversary, the light blinked "Capitol 50." In 1993 it was returned to its original message.

The easily recognizable Capitol Records building looks like a stack of records and is located near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles. This has been the record company's headquarters since 1954.

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