Are YOU going to be there?
I blogged about this jaw-dropping destruction a few days ago – https://mvozus.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/west-hollywood-studios-to-be-demolished-in-a-matter-of-weeks/
For me, as an author and Hollywood historian, this far down the line, so many great actors and actresses have passed away. Writing about their lives and getting interviews from contemporaries is difficult because almost everyone is gone.
But, the buildings remain. Buildings that have stood the test of time and have such a rich history. These buildings should have been land marked as historical years ago, thus making them untouchable to developers.
The West Hollywood council has APPROVED this demolition!
While there’s a list of people in the industry HERE who have supported this cause, many actors of today ignore it. I don’t get it. If you’re an actor, this is YOUR history. These people built these studios and made it possible for YOU to do what YOU do today. It may sound cliché, but they paved the way for you to be an actor, negotiate your own contracts and earn far more than they ever did. This is the thanks they get?!
It’s NOW time to stand up for them…the way they stood up for YOUR future!!!
We got her (& her father) a long overdue headstone, now it’s time to raise funds for a Cenotaph at Hollywood Forever. This memorial plaque will face the Hollywood sign, the very sign Peg Entwistle jumped to her death from in September 1932.
Peg Entwistle is often referred to as “The Hollywood Sign Girl” because of the tragic way she took her life, jumping from the “H” of the Hollywood sign, a sign that represents hopes and dreams, not only to her, but to any aspiring star who makes their way to Hollywood. Some succeed, some fail. Peg felt she failed. However, there was so much more to her story…a tragic twist. If you’re not familiar with her biography, take a look at her highlighted name at the beginning of this paragraph, click for more info.
$3000 is needed to get the plaque made and placed. Be a part of history. Every dollar helps. Thank you SO much 🙂
Way to go West Hollywood Council! Approving the demolition of such historic buildings, it’s a crime. Oh, but they’re leaving up one wall of the old facade…yep, that’s preserving Hollywood history – NOT!
Dracula sold for $143,000, less than I thought…the whole treasure trove brought in just over half a million! Not bad for a lot of posters that were found stuck together with wallpaper glue and used as attic insulation!
…at least it was the cause of her heart disease, subsequent heart attack and accidental drowning. For her family, her mother especially, the knowledge that her daughter was still using is a shocking one. To the rest of the world…not so much. Whitney Houston’s self-destruction took two decades. Had she not died when she did, with a 60 per cent reduction in her arteries BECAUSE of her chronic drug use, she was a ticking time bomb.