p2pnet view Movies:- Thank you Hugh!
Hugh Heffner, that is.
His Aged Horniness has SAVED HOLLYWOOD!
The sign, that is.
“The Hollywood eyesore — sorry, sign — originally an advert for a 1923 real estate development called Hollywood — is in danger!” – p2pnet posted not long ago.
Investors want to build luxury houses on the site, said Perth Now.
A ‘conservation’ group was trying to come up with $US3 million to reach the $US12.5 million ($A13.6 million) needed to keep things as they are.
Now it’s been “saved from urban sprawl under a land conservation pact announced after a donation by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner capped a multimillion-dollar fundraising drive”, says the latest Perth Now post, going on >>>
“It’s a symbol of dreams and a symbol of opportunity and hope,” actor-turned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said at a media conference below the towering letters.
“The Hollywood sign will welcome dreamers, artists and Austrian bodybuilders for generations to come.”
Nor is this the first time Porn Has Saved The Sign.
“Hefner came to the rescue in 1978 by organising a fundraiser that enabled a complete rebuilding of the sign, which had to vanish from the skyline for several months”, adds the story.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
p2pnet – ‘Hollywood’ sign in danger!, March 25, 2010
Perth Now – Conservation group has three weeks to save iconic Hollywood sign, March 25, 2010
Perth Now – Donation from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner saves Hollywood sign, April 27, 2010
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