Hugh Hefner gets boulder for helping to save Hollywood sign
Hugh Hefner will be honored for helping the Trust for Public Land acquire the mountaintop next to the Hollywood sign.
No, he won't be getting a golden trophy or a fancy dinner. He'll get a boulder.
Trust officials said Tuesday they plan to place plaques on large boulders to thank the Playboy magazine founder and two others who stepped up at the last moment to donate $1 million each to acquire Cahuenga Peak from its Chicago-based owners.
They had said they would sell it for $11.7 million after purchasing it for $1.7 million in 2002 from the estate of Howard Hughes. Hefner's donation put the fundraising campaign over the top.
Read more about Hefner and Cahuenga Peak at latimes.com.
-- Bob Pool
Photo: Hugh Hefner at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. Hefner helped the Trust for Public Land acquire property next to the Hollywood sign. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times