Long Beach Zine Fest 2019!

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.

The First Time...

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Tomorrow! Dead in Hollywood at MOLAA in Long Beach, CA

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 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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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge...

π™°πšœπš’πšπšŽ πšπš›πš˜πš– πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš π™°πšπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš—-π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— πšŠπšŒπšπš˜πš› 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπšŽπš πšπš˜πš› πšŠπš— π™°πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπš–πš’ π™°πš πšŠπš›πš πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš•πšŽπšŠπš πšŠπšŒπšπš˜πš› πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπšπš˜πš›π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šœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš π™°πšπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš—-π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— πšŠπšŒπšπš˜πš› 𝚝𝚘 πš πšŠπš•πš” πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπš πšŒπšŠπš›πš™πšŽπš πš•πš’πš”πšŽ 𝚊 πš–πš˜πšŸπš’πšŽ πšœπšπšŠπš› πšŠπš—πš πš™πš›πšŽπšœπšŽπš—πš πšŠπš— πšŠπš πšŠπš›πš πš˜πš— 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚐𝚎. (Instagram: DEADINHOLLYWOODZINE)

Dorothy Dandridge on the Cover of a Magazine

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, β€œTo 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 β€œbronze 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.

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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.