It brings tears of joy to my eyes any time that I get to see a group of greed-stricken individuals put their differences aside and work together in the hopes of overthrowing a rival group of greed-stricken individuals. In this case, I’m talking about Los Angeles’ biggest entertainment players, all pooling their drug money in an effort to save the iconic Hollywood sign from certain demise. Oh yeah, lest I forget, the true O.G. himself, Hugh Hefner, donated a lump sum of $900,000 to support the cause. Once again cementing his historic title as “the coolest old dude who gets chicks way hotter and younger than I ever could”.
Nearly 140 acres behind the iconic Hollywood sign will be saved from development as the result of donations from some of entertainment’s largest companies and orgs, along with a final $900,000 from Hugh Hefner that closed the gap in the $12.5 million fundraising effort.
“My childhood dreams and fantasies came from the movies, and the images created in Hollywood had a major influence on my life and Playboy,” said Playboy founder Hefner. “As I’ve said before, the Hollywood sign is Hollywood’s Eiffel Tower and I am pleased to help preserve such an important cultural landmark.” [Variety]
Take note that Hefner also previously helped rebuild the Hollywood sign back in 1978, when he held a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion and auctioned off individual letters from the sign for $27,700 a piece. So class, what has today’s history lesson helped us all anticipate for the future? That’s right, in another forty-two years, Hollywood will be relying on the cryogenically frozen head and penis of Hugh Hefner to rescue its sign.