🕯️🕯️🕯️ 112 Candles for Peg Entwistle 🕯️🕯️🕯️
Wednesday 5th February, 1115-1145
All cachers are welcome to join me in front of the London Eye at the posted coordinates, for a quick informal meet up. There will be the usual opportunities for geochat and swapping of TBs.
If you want to read more about the sad story of Peg Entwistle, keep reading.
Look forward to seeing you there
Unfortunately, I dont think there will be any candles at this event, but if there had have been, there might be 112 for Peg Entwistle.
This would have been her 112th birthday. Peg Entwistle is a name most have forgotten, but her story lives on in Hollywood unhappy endings. She once said, “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
Peg was a young actress born in the small town of Port Talbot, Wales. When she was about five years old, her family moved to America. As a young adult, she found work as a stage actress, and landed her first and only movie role as Hazel Clay Cousins in 'Thirteen Women.' It was a psychological thriller based on the foretelling of doom and the revenge of a bullied young woman.
Sadly, Peg Entwistle didn't live to see the film released. One month before it’s premiere, she made a tragic decision. It seems that, for reasons we will never know, she was a tortured soul who could see no way forward. Her suicide note read:
“I’m afraid I’m a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this thing a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.”
Reportedly heavily intoxicated, on the evening of 16 September 1932, Peg climbed the 50-foot tall sign. She stood on the edge of the letter “H,” said goodbye to Hollywood, and launched herself off headfirst. According to the authorities involved in the investigation following her death, she would have died immediately from the impact. The body and the suicide note were stumbled upon by a hiker on 16 September, 1932.