Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign Suicide: A Biography — by James Zeruk, Jr.
James Zeruk, Jr. – an author with a time spanning affinity with an actress, once a mystery, now lovingly revealed: Peg Entwistle.
“I spent seven years researching and writing Peg’s biography. I lived with her brother for several weeks. Milt’s daughter Lauretta loaned me many items from the archive and worked closely with me for several years. I did many hours of interviews with Peg’s cousin Helen Reid, who was 19 when Peg died and was with her that last day in 1932. I found Peg doing radio, at the White House, having a scheduled performance for the President of the United States, spending a summer of stock with Bogart, writing articles and dozens of more heretofore unknown or forgotten facts about Peg. I discovered the truth of why Peg’s role in RKO’s “Thirteen Women” was reduced from 16 of the first 22 minutes down to 4…”
The definitive biography also features many of Peg Entwistle’s own words from extant letters to her family and newly discovered interviews with theatrical reporters. Nearly 30 previously unpublished images from the author’s collection, the Entwistle family, and a number of other sources complete an intimate look at a life that was defined by far more than its famously unhappy end.