Thursday, February 07, 2008

Peg Entwistle Topless

Ok, we all know the tragic tale of Port Talbot's Peg Entwistle who went to America to find fame and fortune as an actress, only to end up throwing herself off the H of the HOLLYWOOD (actually it was HOLLYWOODLAND back in those days) sign.

Entwistle was just 24-years-old when she killed herself in 1932. On her corpse was found a suicide note that read: I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.
Apparently all acting work had completely dried up for her and because of this she was suffering from severe depression. Ironically, the day after her suicide, a letter arrived in the post offering her a part in a play. Doh! The story is now a part of Hollywood folklore and there is even a legend that her ghost haunts the scrubland at the base of the Hollywood sign itself.

During the period when she struggled to find employment Peg did some nude modelling work to make ends meet. For those with a taste for the morbid here is one of those nude shots done by photographer Bruno of Hollywood (Bruno Bernard).