A documentary on the cultural history and present-day life of a unique urban village,
“Under the Hollywood Sign” combines new HD footage with interviews, archival footage
and stills to tell the story of Beachwood Canyon, home of the Hollywood Sign. A history
of the Sign forms a film within-a-film, as does the first detailed biography of the actress
Peg Entwistle, whose 1932 suicide transformed the Sign from a billboard to a monument.
With Laura Archera Huxley, Hugh Hefner and Bill Pullman among the thirty interviewees.
This is the opening for the 71 minute version of the Under The Hollywood Sign documentary.
Now Available for Sale to TV: "Under the Hollywood Sign," (1 hr, 11 minutes) © 2009.
A new version of my 2007 short film about the actress Peg Entwistle, whose 1932 suicide
off the Hollywoodland and Sign began its transformation from billboard to monument.
The 2009 version features original music by Patrick Kirst and revised titles.