𝙳𝚎𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎, "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙴𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍: 𝚂𝚝. 𝙳𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗'𝚜 𝙲𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚢𝚊𝚛𝚍" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍., 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸). 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚒 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜! 𝙸 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚒𝚝'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢!
Check out my interview with MOVIEJAWN.COM HERE! And be sure to come out to the L.A. Zine Fest this Sunday at Helms Bakery in Culver City, CA. It’s free, fun, and it’s so inspiring! If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be amazing!
𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 𝙴𝙽𝙶𝙻𝙰𝙽𝙳: 𝚂𝚃. 𝙳𝚄𝚂𝚃𝙰𝙽 𝙲𝙷𝚄𝚁𝙲𝙷𝚈𝙰𝚁𝙳 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝟷𝟻) 𝙿𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟾𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼 (𝟷𝟸 𝚙.𝚖. 𝚝𝚘 𝟼 𝚙𝚖) 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍, 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸).
Just returned from my husband’s grandfather’s funeral in England. While there I stumbled upon St. Duncan’s Churchyard in Monks Risborough - a village 30 minutes outside of London. I’ll be putting together a special edition of Dead in Hollywood for next weekend’s L.A. Zinefest! Stay tuned.
Coming Soon. “Dead in Hollywood: The Crucifixion of George Michael” and “Dead in MPLS: Prince.” Two of my most personal and researched zines as of yet. Soon.
On a flight to England at the moment to do a little research on George Michael’s final moments.
I will be tackling the stories of two of the biggest pop icons of this generation. Prince and George Michael. Two artists we lost too soon. I can’t stop listening to Prince at the moment which makes it difficult to not want to jump ahead and focus on the Prince issue. I can’t wait to share with you all so many personal photos of my trip two weeks ago,
Last night I was working on the upcoming zine "Dead in Hollywood: The Crucifixion of George Michael (Issue #11) when I spilled a glass of water on my laptop, frying it. I lost everything! Or so I thought. Spending three dollars a month on iCloud storage space turned out to be quite the bargain. The laptop was not so lucky. I'm still hoping to finish the issue before the L.A. Zine Fest on May 26th. I pray to George Michael that I will. "The Crucifixion of George Michael" will focus on Michael's arrest on April 8, 1998, for a "lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills park, forcing the pop icon out of the closet. Michael's helped me come to terms with my own sexuality. At 13, my conservative, Trump-loving uncle bought me Michael's "Faith" album for Christmas. He's never really spoken to me after I came out years later in 1998. It's not just pop icons and mythical religious figures who are shunned and crucified. BTW, that uncle also introduced me to En Vogue's "Funky Divas" album on a road trip to Mexico when I was 14. Maybe I'll send him a copy of the zine when I'm finished. Maybe it'll free his mind and help heal the pain. DEAD IN HOLLYWOOD: THE CRUCIFIXION OF GEORGE MICHAEL (ISSUE #11) COMING SOON TO THE WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL PARK IN BEVERLY HILLS.
𝙸 𝚆𝙸𝚂𝙷 𝚈𝙾𝚄 𝙷𝙴𝙰𝚅𝙴𝙽: 𝚃𝚠𝚘 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘 𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚞𝚜𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙 𝚝𝚘 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎'𝚜 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎/𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚘 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟹𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑. 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚍 𝚊 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚖𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝙲𝙳-𝚁𝙾𝙼 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚎 "𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎" 𝚒𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟺. 𝙸𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛, 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚗𝚍, 𝚞𝚗𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎'𝚜 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚘 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚖𝚊 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎. 𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 𝙼𝙿𝙻𝚂: 𝙿𝚁𝙸𝙽𝙲𝙴 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 #𝟷𝟺) 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚓𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚢 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚢 𝚒𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝟷𝟺-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚎. 𝚆𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝙰𝚕𝚙𝚑𝚊𝚋𝚎𝚝 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝? 𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝟸 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚊𝚠𝚗.
Yesterday’s Print and Art Fair at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA was a huge success. I met some really awesome people - my table mate and I even shared the same name… first and last if you can believe it! If you’re in need of inspiration look no further than an art fair or zine fest. They’re everywhere and usually free. I’m feeling very inspired heading into the next three issues of Dead in Hollywood.
𝚃𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 𝚘𝚏 "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚎." 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗'𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚝 𝚍𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢. 𝙸 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎. 𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚟𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚢𝚎𝚝. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛. 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎'𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗'𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚔𝚎. 𝙷𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚞𝚖𝚙𝚑 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢. 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝚗𝚞𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚒𝚏𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚙 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚊𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚍. 𝙴𝚕𝚜𝚎𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎, 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚜 𝙸 𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 - 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝙵𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚟𝚎. 𝚒𝚗 𝚆𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍. 𝙿𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 HERE 𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞'𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠, 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚞𝚖 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚛𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢. 𝚆𝚎'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝟷𝟷𝙰𝙼 - 𝟻𝙿𝙼 (𝙼𝙾𝙻𝙰𝙰 - 𝟼𝟸𝟾 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚟𝚎, 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟾𝟶𝟸). I
Bringing some girl power with me to tomorrow's Print Fair and Festival at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. We'll be premiering two new issues "Dorothy Dandridge Lives Here" and an English AND Spanish version of "Dead In Hollywood: Lupe Velez" - her death is the stuff of urban legends thanks to Kenneth Anger's tell-all tome "Hollywood Babylon." This art fair will also be the first time where you'll be able to pick up a copy of "Dead in Hollywood: Natalie Wood" - I spent last summer visiting Catalina Island photographing her last days. There are a lot of new photos in that one! (MOLAA - 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802). Hope to see everyone tomorrow! Now it's time for bed... zzzzzz
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Cha, cha, cha... join us tomorrow in Long Beach, CA from 11AM - 5PM for the 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚝 𝙵𝚊𝚒𝚛 & 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚞𝚖 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚛𝚝. It’s free and it’s going to really fucking cool! Art work on the walls, zines on the tables. And my first Spanish edition of Dead in Hollywood… M𝚞𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙻𝚞𝚙𝚎 𝚅é𝚕𝚎𝚣 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚁𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝚃𝚊𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚊!
Join us tomorrow from 11AM - 5PM at the Museum of Latin American Art for the Print Fair & Festival where Dead in Hollywood will be tabling. We’ll be premiering the latest three issues on NATALIE WOOD, DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, and an English and Spanish editions of LUPE VELEZ. (MOLAA - 𝟼𝟸𝟾 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚟𝚎, 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟾𝟶𝟸)