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A Hollywood tragedy, a neighborhood remembrance
A Hollywood tragedy, a neighborhood remembrance

Peg Entwistle was the first to bring the Hollywood sign fame, albeit in a heartbreaking way. On Sept. 16, 1932, the 24-year-old actress jumped to her death off the giant H. She had lived below the sign, in a Beachwood Drive bungalow. On Tuesday night, the anniversary of her suicide, nearly 100 people gathered to pay tribute in Beachwood Village, just above the stone gateways to Hollywoodland. To the parking lot of the Beachwood Market, which opened in 1933, they brought camp chairs, picnic dinners, dogs on leashes and babies in strollers. They came to watch Entwistle in her only known movie role, in the campy psychological thriller "Thirteen Women." The film, released after...

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