"𝙸𝚏 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖, 𝚜𝚘 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖. ... 𝙸𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢. 𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘𝚘 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚛𝚢. ... 𝚆𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝙳.𝚁."
Karen Carpenter was born on this day in 1950.
I always find it so hard to say goodbye when I finish an issue of Dead in Hollywood. I can’t think of a better time to put the finishing touches on Dorothy Dandridge’s story then on the eve of the Academy Awards. I plan on doing a slideshow on Dandridge’s life in the near future. Stay tuned and turned on.
𝙰𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗-𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝙰𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚐𝚘𝚛𝚢, 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗-𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚙𝚎𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚐𝚎. (Instagram: DEADINHOLLYWOODZINE)
Always Dorothy Dandridge.
𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟸𝟽𝚝𝚑 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝙰𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑 𝟹𝟶, 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗-𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚎. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙾𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚢, 𝙰𝚞𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚢 𝙷𝚎𝚙𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚗, 𝙹𝚞𝚍𝚢 𝙶𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙹𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝚆𝚢𝚖𝚊𝚗. 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚢 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕," 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗.
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."