𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚋𝚞-𝚜𝚝𝚢𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚢-𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝-𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛, 𝚃𝚊𝚋 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚙 𝚛𝚊𝚐 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚞𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚘-𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝚊 "𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚙-𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚙𝚊𝚓𝚊𝚖𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚢" 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚜. 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛 𝚘𝚏 "𝙱𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚛𝚢," 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢 - 𝚊 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚋𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 - 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 "𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊 𝙲𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎" 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙽𝚊𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 "𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛'𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚘𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚜." 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚢 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚕 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍'𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚠𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝙲𝚊𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚊 𝙸𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚌𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚖𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜.
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
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)
"𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚠'𝚜 𝚑𝚎'𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗' 𝚕𝚎𝚏𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚢𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚍𝚊𝚢."
Upon its release, "Miracle on 34th Street" is deemed "morally objectable" by the Catholic Legion of Decency - true-believers on a mission from a motion picture hating god. They hated the soon-to-be Holiday classic because Maureen O'Hara's character was a divorcee with a little girl. Heavens to Betsy, I do declare. Natalie Wood plays O'Hara's daughter, the non-believing Susan. In real life, Wood still believes in Santa: “I guess I had an inkling that maybe it wasn’t so, but I really did think that Edmund Gwenn was Santa." Gwenn wins the Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Macy's Santa Claus. "I had never seen him without his beard because he used to come in early in the morning and spend several hours putting on this wonderful beard and mustache. And at the end of the shoot, when we had a set party, I saw this strange man, without the beard, and I just couldn’t get it together.”
Thank you to Public Pool Gallery and everyone who came out on a cold December night to sit around the pool to watch a slideshow on the life of Natalie Wood.
Join Dead in Hollywood tonight at 8PM for a unique slideshow on the life and death of Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. (5127 Gaynor Ave. Encino, CA)
This Thursday @ 8PM. DM for address.
This is going to be so cool you guys! I will be projecting the entire slideshow on a pool on the anniversary of Natalie Wood’s death at the Public Pool Gallery in Encino, CA. It might even rain which would be insane because it was raining the night Natalie Wood died. If you want to join us this Thursday DM me for the address!
I have some exciting news to announce. I will be presenting a unique slideshow on the life of Hollywood actress Natalie Wood on the anniversary of her death!
"𝙰𝚕𝚟𝚊 𝚛𝚞𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗, 𝚌𝚛𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐."
It’s never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving and with Natalie Wood’s latest movie, “Brainscan” with Christopher Walken winding down, Wood has the long holiday weekend to unwind before heading into rehearsals for her next movie, “Anastasia.” Her secretary and good friend, Peggy Griffin, usually comes over on Thanksgiving around 6PM for dessert, but can’t this year due to a friend’s hospitalization. Peggy later says, “Everything about this whole sad time to me was so ironic… My whole Thanksgiving got kind of turned around.” Natalie and her husband, actor Robert Wagner, decide to spend the holiday weekend moored off the coast of Catalina Island. Wood’s co-star, Christopher Walken, joins them…
Natalie Wood framed with a tile from Catalina Island.
It's November 2nd and 82 degrees in L.A. We drive over to Venice Beach and get stoned in the car before walking the canals to the beach. I've spent the last week or two consumed by all things Halloween and River Phoenix - River's deathiversary is October 31, 1993 - so it was nice to jump back into Natalie Wood's life story... and on the beach! I was not expecting to spend the first weekend in November high by the beach. I arrive at the chapter where Wood is planning her ill-fated Thanksgiving weekend on Catalina Island. This Thanksgiving, my husband and I are spending Wood's deathiversary on Catalina Island. Anyone up for a seance over Thanksgiving dinner?