As Dandridge's career rises, she appears on numerous magazine covers. As popular as she was becoming, overtly racist comments and actions follow her the rest of her career. She tells People Today in 1953 that, “To be a siren of song, one needs more than talent, looks, and voice. One needs understanding of people. At first, I was afraid they wouldn’t like me. Then I realized the first step in that direction was to like them and to assume they would like me.” The magazine refers to her as a “bronze bombshell” and featured her on the back cover. Soon she'll be making history as the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Life Magazine.
Calling all Sal Mineo fans! What does Sal mean to you? Dead in Hollywood will be accepting submissions for the upcoming zine "Sal Mineo: The First Gay Teenager." The issue will focus on Sal's performance as one of the first gay teenagers in a major motion picture (Rebel Without a Cause) as well as Sal's groundbreaking 1972 interview where he comes out as bisexual. DM me for more details and feel free to forward this to any fellow Sal fans. Feel free to e-mail Dead in Hollywood at email@example.com for more info!
𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟺𝟸, 𝟷𝟼-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊 𝙹𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟷-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚋𝚘𝚛, 𝙹𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝙳𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚢 - 𝚊 𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝙲𝚊𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚊 𝙸𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍. 𝙳𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙰𝚟𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚋𝚘𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝙼𝚒𝚜𝚜 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚛𝚘𝚎 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚊𝚗𝚍-𝚊-𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚏 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚠𝚒𝚏𝚎, 𝟸𝟼 𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚊. (Instagram: deadinhollywoodzine)
Putting the finishing touches on the zine Dead in Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge. This has to be my favorite issue yet! I can’t wait for everyone to see it and to remind people of the fascinating life and death of a Hollywood queen.
Here’s an edit I did of Kim Novak - best known for her work in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
"𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚠'𝚜 𝚑𝚎'𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗' 𝚕𝚎𝚏𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚢𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚍𝚊𝚢."
“I’d like to go on a stump and say: ‘You kids just listen to me. This is what happened to my son.’” -Isabelle Driscoll, Bobby Driscoll's mother
Dead in Hollywood: Bobby Driscoll (Coming Soon)
Here’s a photo my mom and I at Marilyn Monroe’s grave in 2000. My died of breast cancer four years later. Today would’ve been her 60th birthday. (I told her we needed to look serious for the photo)
Today would’ve been my mom’s 60th birthday. It’s hard to believe she’s been gone almost 15 years now. Happy Birthday, Mom.
Today would’ve been my mom’s 60th birthday.
Check out an interview we did for the fanzine Estrellitamia. Their zines are a work of art!
Coming March 30th!
On March 30, 1968, two boys playing in a deserted East Village tenement, found the dead body of former Disney child star, Bobby Driscoll. His body went unclaimed for 19 months.
Get the zine March 30th!
The Crucifiction of George Michael coming soon.