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Hugh Hefner Honored With a Boulder Plaque for His Hollywood Sign-Saving Donation

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All hail the Hef! Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's $900,000 donation in 2010 was a significant factor in the "saving" of the Hollywood Sign, and to honor his generosity, a plaque thanking him will be installed on a hilltop boulder.Officials from the Trust for Public Land, who mounted an extensive "Save the Peak" campaign when the land adjacent to the Hollywood Sign was facing residential development, announced yesterday they would be placing plaques on the Peak honoring Hefner, Aileen Getty, and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation for their donations that helped them buy the land from its Chicago-based owners.

Previously: Why the Peak Needed Saving