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.
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
Cha, cha, cha... join us tomorrow in Long Beach, CA from 11AM - 5PM for the 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚝 𝙵𝚊𝚒𝚛 & 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚞𝚖 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚛𝚝. It’s free and it’s going to really fucking cool! Art work on the walls, zines on the tables. And my first Spanish edition of Dead in Hollywood… M𝚞𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙻𝚞𝚙𝚎 𝚅é𝚕𝚎𝚣 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚁𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝚃𝚊𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚊!
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)
𝚃𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝟷𝟷𝙰𝙼 - 𝟻𝙿𝙼 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚝 𝙵𝚊𝚒𝚛 & 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚞𝚖 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚛𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚂𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙻𝚞𝚙𝚎 𝚅é𝚕𝚎𝚣. 𝙼𝚞𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙻𝚞𝚙𝚎 𝚅é𝚕𝚎𝚣 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚁𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝚃𝚊𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚊 ❤️🙏 𝙸 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚝 𝙼𝙾𝙻𝙰𝙰 𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠! 𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚍𝚊𝚢! (𝟼𝟸𝟾 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚟𝚎, 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟾𝟶𝟸)
María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, known as Lupe Vélez, is a Mexican-born silent screen star. Vélez begins her career as a performer in Mexican vaudeville in the early 1920s. She is one of the first successful Latin American actresses in Hollywood. By the end of the decade, in the last years of American silent films, she is the lead in a number of films including "The Gaucho" (1927) and "Wolf Song" (1929). In the 40s, Vélez's popularity peaks after appearing in the Mexican Spitfire films, a series created to capitalize on Vélez's well-documented fiery personality. Nicknamed The Mexican Spitfire by the media, Vélez's personal life is as colorful as her onscreen persona. In the early morning hours of December 14, 1944, Vélez retires to her bedroom, where she consumes 70 - yes, 70! - Seconal pills and a glass of brandy. Her death becomes the stuff of urban legends. Coming soon!