Hugh Hefner Chips in to Save Hollywood Sign

Hef donates $900K; $12.5M needed to buy land from developers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2010 5:51 PM CDT
Longer is OK -- Hugh Hefner, others donate money to save Hollywood sign from developers [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins a news conference under the Hollywood sign with Los Angeles city officials and members of the Trust for Public Land April 26, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Hugh Hefner donated $900,000 to save the iconic Hollywood sign today, joining Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other California notables who've stepped up to save the sign from real estate developers. The Tiffany Foundation has ponied up $500,000, but more is still needed: The Trust for Public Land estimates the tab to buy the land back from the Chicago owners who want to demolish the sign at $12.5 million, the LA Times reports.
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