Hollywood Sign Saved by Hugh Hefner

Los Angeles – April 26th 2010
Despite a flurry of last minute donations to save the iconic Hollywood sign the fund came up roughtly $900,000 short. At the last minute Playboy founder Hugh Hefner steeped in with the funds needed to save the beloved sign.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand for the funds drive and the celebration when Mr. Hefner committed the needed funds.

When asked why he contributed to the cause Mr. Hefner said,

My childhood dreams and fantasies came from the movies, and the images created in Hollywood had a major influence on my life and Playboy,” Mr. Hefner said in a statement released Monday. “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.

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