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 🙂
5 responses to “Please Donate Towards a Cenotaph for Peg Entwistle”
Thank you so much for posting this Michelle, Peg’s family is appreciative as well. Incidentally Peg’s Biography is about to be published on Amazon and your due a free signed copy. 🙂
It would be nice to have the Cenotaph placed by September, for the 80th anniversary of her death. I donated last night. Hope others follow. On a side note, I totally forgot about the book!
Indeed, you are going to get a copy of “Peg Entwistle: The Girl on the Hollywood Sign.” And while I had planned to publish through Amazon, I just received word from Mcfarland that they are interested in moving forward with Peg’s book! So, I have to see if this will collide with my Amazon plan.
Either way, Peg will be getting pubbed!
Hi James, Good to hear from you. That’s fantastic news about Peg and McFarland. Congrats! As you know, I’m a longtime McF author. You’ll most likely have to reformat your book to fit their standards, maybe cut down on a photo or two, but in the long run, I’m sure the book published via McFarland will be in print far longer and be a beautifully presented piece. Now it’s time to weigh up your options. I look forward to reading it 🙂
Amazon are what we once called a vanity publisher. You pay to get published. Amazon hide the fees with a Print-On-Demand business model but you pay for printing costs along the line. No editor or designer (unless you pay extra). McFarland are a genuine publisher. You don’t pay them anything. The book stays in print for years and the distribution is superior. I really don’t see any comparison.