Dead in Hollywood: Cemetery Boy

VOYAGE LA: Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?

CASTROBURGER: I grew up near Dallas (where JFK was shot dead) and moved to LA (where RFK was shot dead). I’ve been fascinated with the dark side of America, particularly Hollywood since I was a teenage cinephile reading books like Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon and Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter. At 18, I moved to LA to study screenwriting. I didn’t know anyone and I was really far from home for the first time in my life. I spent a lot of my time reading and writing at cemeteries like Hollywood Forever and the Westwood Memorial Cemetery. I read books about Marilyn Monroe and Sharon Tate at their graves. What better place to read about your idols?

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