Blockbuster film studio Columbia Pictures awarded Tyko Sign Group the responsibility of recreating 1969 Los Angeles for select scenes of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
On set across several locations in the greater Los Angeles area
There were several scenes that needed to capture the historically accurate look and feel of this era, requiring Tyko to restore marquee signs and create several neon accents to fully immerse the audience. Specifically, we handled the memorable signs for: Pussycat Theater, Taco Bell, Spinning Windmill, and Wienerschnitzel. Our customer-focused approach meant doing whatever was needed to complete everything on a time crunch. From special permitting to dispatching multiple installation crews simultaneously to install and remove signs on demand while filming, our team of professionals was committed and constantly available, even during late night hours of filming.
We remained on call and in constant communication to meet any and all needs of the production studio for a seamless filming experience. They were impressed with our first-class work and customer service, and they have since hired Tyko for more signage production on feature films. It’s also worth mentioning that the film won an Academy Award for Best Production Design—we like to think we had a little something to do with that.