Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Girl Under The Hollywoodland Sign.

The Death of Peg Entwistle.

I've known who Peg Entwistle was since I was a little girl but like most people, I knew only about her death. Since I'm very fond of Peg, I've made it my goal to learn more about her life and to uncover some documents from when she was alive. But for now, I'll tell the story of her sad death at the age of 24.

Early Sunday morning on September 18th, 1932 a woman was hiking on the Hollywood land hills when she suddenly came across a woman's personal belongings. She found one shoe and a jacket, a little way's farther she found a purse. The purse contained a suicide note that read:
"I'm afraid, I'm a coward. I'm sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain."
It was signed P.E

The woman looked up the hill toward the Hollywoodland sign and saw a dead body of a woman directly under the 50 foot tall H. She gave the woman's belonging's to the police.

Police were unable to identify her. They published her suicide note in hopes that someone will claim to know who she is. During the search, she was dubbed as "The Hollywood Sign Girl", a nickname that's still used today.

Police soon identified her as Peg Entwistle, a stage actress who also played a bit part in the movie "Thirteen Women" but most of her scenes were cut from the film.

Oddly enough, a day after her death she received a letter in the mail that offered her a starring role in a play. She would star as a girl driven to suicide.

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