Saturday, September 30, 2006

A Piece of Hollywood History

This is the small section of the original Hollywood Sign that I own. It was taken from the letter "H".

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Hollywood Sign

The world famous Hollywood sign. You're not supposed to hike up to it, but that's just what me and two other animators did last year.

I wasn't content on just having a picture of the sign from afar, so William Salazar, Eric Deuel, and myself made the 25 minute hike up Mt. Lee to the sign. The letters stand 50 feet tall. Back in the 1932, an out of work actress named Peg Entwistle(see photo below) jumped to her death from the top of the letter H. In those days the sign read as "HOLLYWOODLAND". Legend has it that Ms. Entwistle still haunts the sign to this day.

The current sign is not the original. It was rebuilt in the 1970's after years of decline. I own a small section of the original letter "H". I'll post some photos of that in my next entry.

Check out http://www.hollywoodsign.org for more history and live webcams of the sign 24/7.