Peg Entwistle And The Hollywood Sign Suicide: A Biography
Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign Suicide: A Biography
This is the first complete biography of actress Peg Entwistle, known as the "Hollywood Sign Girl" because of her suicide fall from the HOLLYWOODLAND sign in 1932. It details her childhood, stage and film career, marriage and divorce, and her suicide and almost cult-like pop culture status today. Extensively researched and written with the complete cooperation of the Entwistle family, this work includes excerpts from interviews with Peg Entwistle's brother Milton and her cousin Helen Reid, both of whom recalled much of Peg's years living in Hollywood, her career and private life, and her final weeks. It also features many of Peg Entwistle's own words from extant letters to her family and newly discovered interviews with theatrical reporters. Nearly 30 previously unpublished images from the author's collection, the Entwistle family, and a number of other sources complete an intimate look at a life that was defined by far more than its famously unhappy end.
The Huffington Post named "Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign Suicide" as among the best film books of 2014 (HUFF POST BOOKS; "Best Film Books of 2014"; 1/5/2015.)
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