𝙾𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝟷𝟾, 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟿, 𝟸𝟷-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜, 𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛, 𝚒𝚜 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚛, 𝙹𝚘𝚑𝚗 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘. 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚝 𝚙𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚝-𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚙 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚘𝚖 𝚍𝚒𝚍𝚗'𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔, 𝚜𝚘 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐'𝚜 𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚝 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚜. 𝚂𝚑𝚎'𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚎, 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙵𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚒𝚜 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝙲𝚘𝚙𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚊 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙶𝚘𝚍𝚏𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝟹." 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚜𝚔𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎. 𝙷𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚋𝚢 𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚜𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚔𝚎. 𝙷𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛'𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛, 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚜𝚔𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚋𝚢 𝚜𝚊𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐, "𝙸 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚘𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜." 𝙷𝚎 𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚊 𝚐𝚞𝚗 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚋𝚊𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛. 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢, 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚍 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 #𝟽).
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
“You can't choose between life and death when we're dealing with what is in between.”
Poltergeist was released 36 years ago today. Five months after its release Dominique Dunne, the teenage daughter in the film, is strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend. A few years later, Heather O’Rourke who plays the iconic role of Carol Anne dies at the age of 12 from “cardiac arrest caused by septic shock.” Some believe the movie to be cursed. ☠️ All that I know is the movie scared the shit out of me as a kid and it still does! On a side note, I always thought it was so great that the parents smoked pot and weren’t druggies or losers. They were just your normal parents. Check out Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7) for the tragic story of Dominique Dunne (click on "Store" above).
I'm premiering Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue 7) at L.A. Zine Fest this weekend (May 27) at the Pasadena Convention Center. Stalked focuses on the tragic deaths of actresses Rebecca Schaeffer and Dominique Dunne, and "body model" Linda Sobek.
Praying for time.
I walk home from work past the street where Dominique Dunne lived - Rangely Ave. in West Hollywood. Dunne was strangled to death in the driveway of this home by her ex-boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney who served less than 4 years for her murder. I think about Dunne every time I pass by and since I started working on the next issue of Dead in Hollywood it has become a particularly poignant part of my walk. “Stalked" follows the lives of Dunne, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, and cheerleader/model Linda Sobek. All three women are stalked to their death by deranged men with criminal records. In death, these women are responsible for new laws that are put in place to protect stalking and domestic violence victims.
On October 30, 1982, actress Dominique Dunne - daughter to crime writer Dominick Dunne, sister to actor Griffin Dunne, and niece to writer/God Joan Didion - is strangled by her ex-boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, in the driveway of her West Hollywood home and goes into a coma. She never regains consciousness and dies five days later. In a controversial court case, Sweeney is convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Dunne's death and serves three and a half years in prison. Dunne is 22 years old when she dies. Her killer roams free to this day under an alias.
Check out Dunne's story in Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7).
Imagine being on the verge of stardom, only to be stuck down by an obsessed fan. Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7) documents the strange and tragic deaths of Rebecca Schaeffer, Dominique Dunne, and Linda Sobeck. All that potential lost.