The Hollywood Sign girl Peg Entwistle is finally getting her day on the big screen. The 1930’s actress who famously committed suicide by jumping off the H of the Hollywood Sign, depressed by a failing film career, will be getting her own bio-pic. Click here for more information on the film and click here for a history of Peg Entwistle.
According to Variety, California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California’s movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually For more information about the program, click here.
We’re sorry to report that former Hollywood Sign trustee and KNX1070 news radio legend George Nicholaw died this week at the age of 86. He was a faithful servant to Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Hollywood Sign. Click here for his LA Times obituary.
The popular Hollywood Sign shuttle is being extended! Starting August 2nd the shuttle will run every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm until the end of the year. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://www.laparks.org/shuttle/shuttle.htm
The Hollywood leading lady who cut the cake for the Hollywood Sign’s 80th anniversary, Esther Williams, has passed. Her long historic career helped create a new genre of movie – the swimming movie. From almost Olympic athlete (World War II stopped her from that) to Hollywood mega-star, Esther was a woman of many firsts: she was the first athlete to transition to star, at one time she was on the…
Continuing the Hollywood Sign’s 90th anniversary celebration, a new slideshow has been posted titled “Moments in Hollywood Sign History: The 1978 Rebuild”
As part of the 90th celebration of the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Sign Trust will be featuring “Legends and Lore of the Hollywood Sign” slideshows on the home page.
The Hollywood Sign is proud to be in Argo, which just won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Hollywood Sign is the hardest working actress in Hollywood appearing in over 150 movies, tv shows, video games, and music videos. If you see the Hollywood Sign in a movie, submit it here on our The Sign in the Movies page.
Dick Van Dyke was honored with the SAG Lifetime Achievement award. He starred in a 3D movie about the legend of the Hollywood Sign caretaker who replaced the light bulbs at the Sign when it was still lit.
Happy Birthday! The Hollywood Sign is celebrating her 90th birthday in 2013.