When the Hollywood Sign was first built, it was the Hollywoodland sign. The word “land” was later removed from the sign. Along with being an iconic landmark, the Hollywood sign is also a place where people in great despair may go in hopes of ending their lives.
One person who went to the Hollywood Sign and ended her life was Peg Entwistle. Peg Entwistle was an actress who had a moderate amount of success in her craft, even starring alongside the likes of Humphrey Bogart. Despite her success, personal tragedies, and inability to maintain a successful relationship, she decided to end her own life.
According to reports, Entwistle climbed to the top of the “H” to jump to her death. A hiker discovered her body on September 18, 1932. It is not uncommon to smell the scent of gardenia perfume, her favorite, or her spirit wandering around the sigh.