𝟹𝟶 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘, 𝙴𝚛𝚒𝚔 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙻𝚢𝚕𝚎 𝙼𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚣 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚠𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 - 𝙹𝚘𝚜é 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙺𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚢 - 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚢'𝚜 𝙱𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝙷𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝙴𝚕𝚖. 𝚂𝚝. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚞𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚝 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚜𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚘𝚢𝚜" 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚕𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚕𝚢 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜. 𝙰𝚝 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕, 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚘𝚢𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚐𝚞𝚗 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚎𝚡𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚋𝚞𝚜𝚎. 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚣 𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚛𝚍 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚠𝚘 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘. 𝙸 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚐𝚘𝚝 𝙻𝚢𝚕𝚎 𝙼𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚣 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚘𝚗! 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢... 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 HERE!
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered by football star, OJ Simpson . Bizarrely, this event ends up shaping our childhoods.
Tab Hunter buttons coming soon in celebration of Dead in Hollywood’s upcoming zine… 50,000,000 Tab Fans Can’t Be Wrong (Issue #9)!
𝙳𝚎𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎, "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙴𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍: 𝚂𝚝. 𝙳𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗'𝚜 𝙲𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚢𝚊𝚛𝚍" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍., 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸). 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚒 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜! 𝙸 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚒𝚝'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢!
There's a heatwave in LA right now and I am in desperate need of that Catalina breeze.
As Robert F. Kennedy lays mortally wounded in the Ambassador Hotel’s kitchen area, busboy Juan Romero cradles Kennedy's head and places a rosary in his hand. Kennedy asks Romero: "Is everybody OK?" Romero responds, "Yes, everybody's OK." Kennedy then turns away and says, "Everything's going to be OK.” This moment is captured by Life magazine photog Bill Eppridge and Boris Yaro of the Los Angeles Times and becomes the iconic image of the presidential hopeful’s assassination. A witness states that a female in a polka-dot dress repeatedly exclaims, "We killed him! We killed him!” before running away - video footage of her testimony can be seen in the new Netflix series "Bobby Kennedy for President” - I highly recommend watching the 4-part series. Kennedy is shot three times. One bullet is fired at a range of about 1 inch (2.5 cm) and enters behind his right ear, dispersing fragments throughout his brain. The other two enter at the rear of his right armpit; one exits from his chest and the other lodges in the back of his neck. Despite extensive neurosurgery to remove the bullet and bone fragments from his brain, Kennedy is pronounced dead at 1:44AM on June 6, nearly 26 hours after the shooting. This past week, it is revealed that two of Kennedy’s children want a new investigation into his death. Robert Kennedy Jr. believes someone else - and not Sirhan Sirhan - shot his father. Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan in prison earlier this year. (Fun fact: Robert Kennedy Jr.'s wife is, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress, Cheryl Hines. Haines waited outside in the car for two hours while Kennedy spoke with his father’s assassin. #deadinhollywood #robertfkennedy #ambassadorhotel #midwilshire #losangeles #hollywood #truecrime #zines
“David Rappaport was as determined to die as he had been to live.” -L.A. Times, March 9, 1990
English actor, David Rappaport, is the first dwarf to star in his own television series,"The Wizard.” His first bit of success is in the 1979 children’s BBC show “Jigsaw” - alongside Sylvester McCoy who is best known for playing the 7th incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series "Doctor Who" from 1987 to 1989. Rappaport also appears alongside McCoy in the "Secret Policeman's Ball" where McCoy introduces him as: “Not the smallest man in the world, but fucking close.” Rappaport's most popular role is as Randall, the leader of the gang of dwarves in the Terry Gilliam film “Time Bandits” in 1981.
Rappaport struggles with depression. Just before his death, he is cast and begins filming for the darkly comic role of Zibalian trader Kivas Fajo on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode “The Most Toys.” During filming, Rappaport attempts suicide, and the scenes he completed are discarded when actor Saul Rubinek is hurriedly brought in by producers to replace him - Rappaport’s scenes are eventually included on the Season 3 DVD release of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." This isn’t the first time he tries to commit suicide. He tries two weeks before his wedding day in March 1989 - he parked his car on a hidden stretch of road and ran a garden hose from the exhaust pipe to the interior. He passed out, but somebody finds him.
According to the L.A. Times article, "A Life and Death in Hollywood : Acting: David Rappaport was Trapped by his Mind," on May 2, 1990, the day of his son’s 14th birthday, Rappaport slips out of the house and drives to Laurel Canyon Park - a favorite spot of his in the San Fernando Valley. He says hello to people on the path and passes the man and his dog who will later find his body. Deep in the park, Rappaport chooses a bramble-covered spot on the hillside, lays down on his back and stares up at the tree tops. He pulls out a pistol, points it downward at his chest, and shoots himself through the heart.
His cousin considered, then rejected, theory after theory: "Perhaps his thoughts were telling him--falsely--that the woman he was about to marry might one day leave, unable to love a dwarf who might not always be the toast of Hollywood. Perhaps they told him that despite enormous success, he was still trapped--as trapped as the dwarf he had seen years earlier, caged in an English asylum for mentally retarded children. Or possibly, in the way that mind-records have, they exaggerated recent stops and starts in his career until it seemed that all he had worked for, all he had done to escape invisibility, was gone or going.”