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.
Watched the “Whitney” documentary this past week. Two weeks ago I was staying at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills down the hall from the room where Houston died. In one of the more painful sequences of the documentary, Houston is shown struggling through a dissonant rendition of her signature hit "I Will Always Love You" during what was intended to be a comeback tour, prompting fans to demand refunds at some performances.
This edit is of a photo of Dorothy Dandridge taken at the popular Cleveland nightclub, Lindsay's Sky Bar, by photographer Frank Kuchirchuk. The photo is part of the Frank Kuchirchuk Collection of Jazz Photography at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Kuchirchuk donated his entire collection of jazz images of nearly 200 photographs, most of which are negatives that have never been seen by the public, and feature such artists as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Anita O'Day performing at the height of their careers. (Oberlin.edu)
Dead in Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge (Issue #9) zine coming soon.
𝙿𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝟺 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝟻 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚙𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎. 𝙸 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝙻𝚎𝚗𝚊 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚍𝚞𝚋𝚋𝚎𝚍 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚊 "𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚛𝚘𝚎." 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝙱𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝙰𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍. (IG: deadinhollywoodzine)