Thank you to everyone who came out to the Long Beach Zine Fest today! If you don’t know what a zine is or haven’t been to a zine fest… what are you waiting for?!?! I sold out of Dorothy Dandridge today! It makes me happy to know that more people are going to learn about this legend! Also, sold a bunch of copies of Lupe Velez! Tell the stories that haven’t been told or tell the same story differently.
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
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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)
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)
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.
Ken Schessler’s 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎. 𝙸 𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 "𝚞𝚗𝚞𝚜𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚐𝚞𝚒𝚍𝚎" 𝚒𝚗 𝙱𝚊𝚋𝚢 𝙹𝚊𝚗𝚎'𝚜 𝚐𝚒𝚏𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚙 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚠-𝚜𝚑𝚞𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝙵𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚑 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚔𝚎𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚝.