Along with charges of cruelty, she claimed her husband did not tell her he had been married before and was father to a six-year-old boy, Brian Keith, who later became an actor. an excellent 1932 film directed by George Cukor. About 15 years ago I couldn’t sleep and was flipping through channels and stopped on the Game Show Network. The police surmised that instead she made her way to the nearby southern slope of Mount Lee to the foot of the Hollywoodland sign, climbed a workman's ladder to the top of the "H" and jumped. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Panelists ask a contestant Yes/No questions and have to guess their occupation before they get 10 wrong answers. [13][15], The play The Uninvited Guest closed after only seven performances in September 1927; however, The New York Times critic J. Brooks Atkinson wrote, "Peg Entwistle gave a performance considerably better than the play warranted. They were airing an episode that must have been from 1957 because they were talking about the launch of Sputnik that week. The interesting thing about this film though is there was a press release in 2015 announcing Benedict Cumberbatch would play Maskelyne. The movie ends with the two of THEM in a car as they ride away to get married. Thirteen Women stars Myrna Loy and Irene Dunne in a pre-Hays code, high-budget thriller produced by David O. Selznick and drawn from the novel by Tiffany Thayer. The song imagines Peg Entwistle standing atop "The big white letter H" as she wonders whether she will be remembered after her death.[35]. I was (and am) a big fan of comedian/musician Steve Allen. In 2015, renowned fashion artist Alvaro Rodriguez (aka Alvaro Arts) created a charcoal portrait of Peg Entwistle. Musicals such as Gold Diggers of 1933, 42nd Street, and Footlight Parade directly addressed the Depression. [25], On 18 September 1932, a woman was hiking below the Hollywoodland sign, when she found a woman's shoe, purse, and jacket. Cleopatra featured a modest look at Liz Taylor’s bum in 1963, and The Pawnbroker managed to sneak fairly substantial nudity into arthouse theaters in 1964 despite a “condemned” rating from the Legion. Ms. But Ernie Kovacs was also a genius and as it happens also for a time a regular What’s My Line panelist. Million Dollar Legs July 8, 1932. Learn about 342 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1932 or search by date or keyword. [32], In 2014, roughly 100 people marked the anniversary of Entwistle's death by gathering in the parking lot of Beachwood Market in Hollywood, to watch Thirteen Women on an outdoor screen. Madame Racketeer July 23, 1932. The movies would be sorely lacking without sidekicks, confidantes, confederates and loyal servants. [8], By 1925, Entwistle was living in Boston as a student of Henry Jewett's Repertory (now called the Huntington Theatre) and was one of the Henry Jewett Players, who were gaining national attention. [26], Later, a detective and two radio car officers found the body in a ravine below the sign. It’s hard to tell what he might have accomplished if he hadn’t died so young. [6], In December 1922, Robert Entwistle died, the victim of a hit-and-run motorist on Park Avenue and 72nd Street in New York City. Entwistle remained unidentified until her uncle, with whom she had been living in the Beachwood Canyon area, identified her remains. For a reader of the Funhouse, 1932 was the best of the Pre-Code years, the best of all years for a long, long time. In 1929, she told a reporter: I would rather play roles that carry conviction. Entwistle became known as "the Hollywood sign girl" in tabloids, after throwing herself off the iconic site's "H." The story of Entwistle's death inspires a screenplay in Ryan Murphy's Hollywood… But nudity on TV was almost non-existent. but in one scene, she sheds even them for a quick look at what is beneath. The lyrics heavily feature alliteration on the letter "H" and contain several references to Entwistle's death, including the height of the Hollywood sign and the discovery of her remains by a hiker. in 1932, but he was the first to treat the film industry with some respect. A caller who didn’t want to give her name over the phone said she’d been hiking near the Hollywood Sign when she came across a woman’s shoes, jacket, and purse. In an extended scene that covers 15 minutes of screen time, Ms. [13], In April 1927, Entwistle married actor Robert Keith at the chapel of the New York City Clerk's office. As a bonus, famous fan-dancer Sally Rand appears in Sign of the Cross as a Christian martyr, sacrificed to a crocodile. This is a great movie, by the way, filled with gritty scenes and a tough message, and Ms. Dvorak is terrific in it. Dudes and Organs This page will attempt to answer that question. By May 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Entwistle was in Los Angeles with a role in the Romney Brent play The Mad Hopes, starring Billie Burke,[22] which ran from 23 May to 4 June at the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. I think my favorite pre-Code movie is “Night Nurse” with Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Blondell. [10], Entwistle, at age 17, played the role of Hedvig in a 1925 production of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck. The industry’s leaders saw the handwriting on that wall. 1932 Hollywood Blvd Directions {{::location.tagLine.value.text}} Sponsored Topics. Despite this, the standard of competition was excellent.