Now here’s the ultimate piece of Hollywood memorabilia. The original Hollywood sign is up for auction.
Dan Bliss from AuthenticHollywood is selling this unique item on eBay. With two days left, the reserve has been met and the current bid is sitting at $251,100.
He describes the signs history:
1923 – Film director Mack Sennett and LA Times publisher Harry Chandler build sign
1932 – Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off of the letter H
1944 – Sign and surrounding land are deeded to City of Los Angeles
1949 – Letters “land” are removed and the sign is repainted
1973 – Sign is declared a Cultural Historic Monument
1978 – Celebrities donate funds to rebuild the Hollywood sign
1978 – Original sign taken down and new sign is built
1978 – Hank Berger buys original sign and places it in storage
2003 – Dan Bliss buys sign and creates AuthenticHollywood business
The auction is currently on eBay’s Pulse most watched items list. We’ll keep you updated on the result…
UPDATE: December 6th – The final bid was for US $450,400.00 (200 bids) – start selling those pieces!