History of Hollywood Signs: The Fascinating History of the Iconic Hollywood Sign

In 1932, the Hollywood sign was the setting for the tragic death of actress Peg Entwistle.

Originally born in Wales, Entwistle was a talented Broadway star who had only one credit on the big screen in Thirteen women

On September 16, 1932, RKO Pictures declined to renew its studio contract.

Later that day, she climbed to the “H” on the Hollywoodland sign and killed herself. She was just 24.

Two days later, a hiker walking under the sign saw her shoe, jacket and bag.

He then saw Entwistle’s body and called the police.

Police later concluded that the young actress had used a worker ladder to climb the letter.

After her death, rumors of the Ghost of the Hollywood Sign began to circulate.

People have said they saw a “young, beautiful woman in 1930s clothes” at the sign’s site.

A witness, Megan Santos, said she was jogging along the Griffith Park trail when she got a “weird feeling”.

She said she “saw this blonde-haired woman and she looked like she was…walking on air.”

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