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DEATHIVERSARY: Rebecca Schaeffer

π™Ύπš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πš›πš—πš’πš—πš 𝚘𝚏 π™Ήπšžπš•πš’ 𝟷𝟾, 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟿, 𝟸𝟷-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πšŠπšŒπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ, πšπšŽπš‹πšŽπšŒπšŒπšŠ πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš›, πš’πšœ πš–πšžπš›πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš πš‹πš’ πšπšŠπš— πšπšžπš›πš—πšŽπš πšœπšπšŠπš•πš”πšŽπš›, π™Ήπš˜πš‘πš— π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜. π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ πšœπš‘πš˜πš˜πšπšœ πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš› 𝚊𝚝 πš™πš˜πš’πš—πš-πš‹πš•πšŠπš—πš” πš›πšŠπš—πšπšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš‘πšŽπšœπš πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš˜πš˜πš›πšœπšπšŽπš™ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš’πš—πšπšŽπš›πšŒπš˜πš– πšπš’πšπš—'𝚝 πš πš˜πš›πš”, 𝚜𝚘 πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš› πš‘πšŠπš 𝚝𝚘 πšŽπš‘πš’πš πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŽπšœπšŒπšŽπš—πš 𝚊 πšπš•πš’πšπš‘πš 𝚘𝚏 πšœπšπšŠπš’πš›πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš'𝚜 πšπš•πšŠπšœπšœ πšπš›πš˜πš—πš πšπš˜πš˜πš›πšœ. πš‚πš‘πšŽ'𝚜 πš’πš— 𝚊 πš‹πšŠπšπš‘πš›πš˜πš‹πšŽ, πšπšŽπšπšπš’πš—πš πš›πšŽπšŠπšπš’ 𝚝𝚘 πš–πšŽπšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ π™΅πš›πšŠπš—πšŒπš’πšœ π™΅πš˜πš›πš π™²πš˜πš™πš™πš˜πš•πšŠ 𝚝𝚘 πšŠπšžπšπš’πšπš’πš˜πš— πšπš˜πš› "πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™Άπš˜πšπšπšŠπšπš‘πšŽπš› 𝟹." πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš™πš˜πš•πš’πšπšŽπš•πš’ πšŠπšœπš”πšœ π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ 𝚝𝚘 πš•πšŽπšŠπšŸπšŽ. π™·πšŽ 𝚐𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 πš—πšŽπšŠπš›πš‹πš’ πšπš’πš—πšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚜 πš˜πšŸπšŽπš› 𝚊 πšœπš•πš’πšŒπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšŒπš‘πšŽπšŽπšœπšŽπšŒπšŠπš”πšŽ. π™·πšŽ πš›πšŽπšπšžπš›πš—πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš›'𝚜 πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš πšŠπš— πš‘πš˜πšžπš› πš•πšŠπšπšŽπš›. πšƒπš‘πš’πšœ πšπš’πš–πšŽ πš πš‘πšŽπš— πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš—πšœπš πšŽπš›πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš˜πš˜πš›, πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŠπšœπš”πšœ πš‘πš’πš– 𝚝𝚘 πš•πšŽπšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πšŽ. π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ πš›πšŽπšœπš™πš˜πš—πšπšœ πš‹πš’ πšœπšŠπš’πš’πš—πš, "𝙸 πšπš˜πš›πšπš˜πš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš’πšŸπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš‘πš’πšœ." π™·πšŽ πš™πšžπš•πš•πšœ 𝚊 πšπšžπš— 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 πš™πš•πšŠπšœπšπš’πšŒ πš‹πšŠπš πšŠπš—πš πšœπš‘πš˜πš˜πšπšœ πš‘πšŽπš›. π™΅πš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšπšžπš•πš• πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’, πšŒπš‘πšŽπšŒπš” 𝚘𝚞𝚝 π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: πš‚πšπšŠπš•πš”πšŽπš (π™ΈπšœπšœπšžπšŽ #𝟽).

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Dead in Hollywood: Here Lies Sharon Tate

Putting the finishing touches to β€œDead in Hollywood: Here Lies Sharon Tate” and once again, I’m finding it hard to say goodbye. Seeing β€œOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood” last night didn’t help my summertime obsession with Tate. But after tonight - and after weeks of working on this latest issue -I can finally put Sharon Tate to rest. Tate’s wasted potential makes me ponder my own. Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax...

Tab Hunter: Figure Skater

A competitive skater himself, Hunter was friends with many "Ice Capades" skaters, which is how he met Robertson. "He could spin faster than anybody in the world," Hunter said proudly. They were careful not to be seen together often, but Hunter accompanied Robertson to the 1956 world figure skating championship. Robertson was told he wouldn't win if Hunter attended. "The fact that I was there with Ronnie might have hurt his ability to win. And he should have won," he said.

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Dead in MPLS: PRINCE (coming soon)

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,

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𝙸 πš†π™Έπš‚π™· πšˆπ™Ύπš„ π™·π™΄π™°πš…π™΄π™½: πšƒπš πš˜ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšœ 𝚊𝚐𝚘 πš˜πš— πš–πš’ πš‹πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’, πš–πš’ πš‘πšžπšœπš‹πšŠπš—πš πšœπšžπš›πš™πš›πš’πšœπšŽπš πš–πšŽ πš πš’πšπš‘ 𝚊 πšπš›πš’πš™ 𝚝𝚘 π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ'𝚜 π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πš‘πš˜πš–πšŽ/πšœπšπšžπšπš’πš˜ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πŸΉπš›πš πšŠπš—πš—πš’πšŸπšŽπš›πšœπšŠπš›πš’ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš’πšœ πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘. π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πš‘πšŠπšœ πš‘πšŽπš•πš 𝚊 πšœπš™πšŽπšŒπš’πšŠπš• πš™πš•πšŠπšŒπšŽ πš’πš— πš–πš’ πš‘πšŽπšŠπš›πš πšŽπšŸπšŽπš› πšœπš’πš—πšŒπšŽ πš–πš’ πš™πšŠπš›πšŽπš—πšπšœ πš‹πš˜πšžπšπš‘πš πš–πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ 𝙲𝙳-πšπ™Ύπ™Ό πšπšŠπš–πšŽ "π™Έπš—πšπšŽπš›πšŠπšŒπšπš’πšŸπšŽ" πš’πš— 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟺. π™Έπš—πšœπšπšŽπšŠπš 𝚘𝚏 πš™πš•πšŠπš’πš’πš—πš πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšžπš—πšœπš‘πš’πš—πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš πšœπšžπš–πš–πšŽπš›, 𝙸 πš πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš’πšπš‘πš’πšŒπšŠπš• πš‘πšŠπš•πš•πšœ 𝚘𝚏 π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πšπš˜πš› πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšœ πš˜πš— πšŽπš—πš, πšžπš—πš•πš˜πšŒπš”πš’πš—πš πšŽπšŠπšœπšπšŽπš› 𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚜 πšŠπš—πš πšŽπš‘πš™πš•πš˜πš›πš’πš—πš π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ'𝚜 πšŸπš’πš›πšπšžπšŠπš• πš›πšŽπšŒπš˜πš›πšπš’πš—πš πšœπšπšžπšπš’πš˜ πš’πš— πš‘πš˜πš™πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πš—πšπš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πšœπš πšŽπš›πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπš—πš’πšπš–πšŠ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ. 𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 π™Όπ™Ώπ™»πš‚: π™Ώπšπ™Έπ™½π™²π™΄ (π™ΈπšœπšœπšžπšŽ #𝟷𝟺) πšπš˜πš•πš•πš˜πš πšœ πš–πš’ πš›πšŽπšŠπš• πš•πš’πšπšŽ πš“πš˜πšžπš›πš—πšŽπš’ πš’πš—πšπš˜ πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš™πš˜πš˜πš”πš’ πšŽπš•πšŽπšŒπšπš›πš’πšŒ πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πšŠπšπš–πš’πšœπšœπš’πš˜πš— πš’πšœ 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚒 πš’πš 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš“πšžπšœπš 𝚜𝚊𝚒 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πšŠπš—πš πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ 𝙸 πšπš’πš—πšŠπš•πš•πš’ πšπš˜πš›πšπš’πšŸπšŽ πš‘πš’πš– πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚎𝚝 πš–πš’ 𝟷𝟺-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πšœπšŽπš•πš πšπš›πšŽπšŽ. πš†πš˜πš—'𝚝 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš˜πš•πš•πš˜πš  πš–πšŽ πšπš˜πš πš— 𝚝𝚘 π™°πš•πš™πš‘πšŠπš‹πšŽπš πš‚πšπš›πšŽπšŽπš? πš†πšŽπš•πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ 𝟸 πšπš‘πšŽ πšπšŠπš πš—. 

Dead in Hollywood/Muerto en Hollywood

πšƒπš˜πš–πš˜πš›πš›πš˜πš  πšπš›πš˜πš– πŸ·πŸ·π™°π™Ό - πŸ»π™Ώπ™Ό π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš πš πš’πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πšπšŠπš‹πš•πš’πš—πš 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πš π™΅πšŠπš’πš› & π™΅πšŽπšœπšπš’πšŸπšŠπš• 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™ΌπšžπšœπšŽπšžπš– 𝚘𝚏 π™»πšŠπšπš’πš— π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— π™°πš›πš πš’πš— π™»πš˜πš—πš π™±πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘ πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ 𝙸 πš πš’πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πš™πš›πšŽπš–πš’πšŽπš›πš’πš—πš 𝚊 πš‚πš™πšŠπš—πš’πšœπš‘ πšŽπšπš’πšπš’πš˜πš— 𝚘𝚏 π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: π™»πšžπš™πšŽ πš…Γ©πš•πšŽπš£. π™ΌπšžπšŽπš›πšπš˜ πšŽπš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: π™»πšžπš™πšŽ πš…Γ©πš•πšŽπš£ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš›πšŠπš—πšœπš•πšŠπšπšŽπš πš‹πš’ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš–πšŠπš£πš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŠπš•πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš πšπš’πšŠπš— πšƒπšŠπšŒπšŠπšπšŠ β€οΈπŸ™ 𝙸 πš‘πš˜πš™πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›πš’πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚊𝚝 𝙼𝙾𝙻𝙰𝙰 πšπš˜πš–πš˜πš›πš›πš˜πš ! π™Έπš'𝚜 πšπš˜πš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ 𝚊 πš‹πšŽπšŠπšžπšπš’πšπšžπš• 𝚍𝚊𝚒! (𝟼𝟸𝟾 π™°πš•πšŠπš–πš’πšπš˜πšœ π™°πšŸπšŽ, π™»πš˜πš—πš π™±πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟢𝟾𝟢𝟸) 

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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?

CLICK HERE to read Dead in Hollywood’s interview at VOYAGE LA.


Accepting Submissions!!!

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 thehellfirepress@gmail.com for more info!

To Yesterday, Natalie Wood

"π™°πš—πš πš—πš˜πš '𝚜 πš‘πšŽ'𝚜 πšπš‘πš›πš˜πšžπšπš‘ πš πš’πšπš‘ 𝚒𝚘𝚞, πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ'𝚜 πš—πš˜πšπš‘πš’πš—' πš•πšŽπšπš πšπš˜πš› 𝚒𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 πš‹πšžπš πšπšžπš›πš— 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚒 𝚝𝚘 πš’πšŽπšœπšπšŽπš›πšπšŠπš’."

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Ken Schessler's This is Hollywood

Ken Schessler’s πšƒπš‘πš’πšœ πš’πšœ π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš πš’πšœ πšŠπš•πšœπš˜ πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ 𝙸 πš•πšŽπšŠπš›πš—πšŽπš πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš π™³πš˜πš›πš˜πšπš‘πš’ π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πšπš’πš–πšŽ. 𝙸 πš‹πš˜πšžπšπš‘πš πšπš‘πšŽ "πšžπš—πšžπšœπšžπšŠπš• πšπšžπš’πšπšŽ" πš’πš— π™±πšŠπš‹πš’ π™ΉπšŠπš—πšŽ'𝚜 πšπš’πšπš πšœπš‘πš˜πš™ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš—πš˜πš -πšœπš‘πšžπšπšπšŽπš›πšŽπš π™΅πš›πšŽπš—πšŒπš‘ π™ΌπšŠπš›πš”πšŽπš πš›πšŽπšœπšπšŠπšžπš›πšŠπš—πš.

Deathiversary: Black Dahlia (January 15, 1947)

Today marks the deathiversary of Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia. 72 years ago, Short was found dead, severed in half, drained of her blood with a smile carved into her mouth. Her killer has never been found. The grisly murder case remains unsolved to this day. What are some of your theories? Any favorite books on the case?

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