It’s a September night in 1930s Los Angeles, and a troubled young woman throws herself from the top of the famous Hollywood sign. Yet even though her body is recovered from the ravine below, the tragic story doesn’t end there. More than 80 years after her untimely death, this wannabe starlet is said to still wander the Californian hills where she met her end.
For almost 100 years, the iconic sign has kept watch over the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, welcoming the countless young hopefuls who continually arrive in search of fortune and fame. But the entertainment industry is tough, and many of these aspiring stars will leave the city with broken dreams.
Today, Hollywood of course remains a massive player in the global movie industry, but back in the 1930s, it was the undisputed entertainment capital of the world. For the preceding two decades, it had been home to a number of major production companies. And as a result, anyone with an interest in appearing on the silver screen was flocking to the Los Angeles hills.