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.

26 Miles to Catalina...

Excited for Long Beach Zine Fest tomorrow! Come by and pick up our latest issue Dead in Hollywood: Marilyn of Avalon (Issue #11). Expo Arts Center - 4321 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA ☠️ 11am-5pm ☠️Come help us raise the dead and find out about Marilyn Monroe’s year and a half living on the island of Catalina… 26 miles off the coast of Southern California.

Dead in Hollywood: Marilyn of Avalon

Pick up a copy of our latest issue of the fanzine Dead in Hollywood: Marilyn of Avalon (Issue #11). We’ll be tabling at tomorrow’s 2019 Long Beach Zine Fest. If anyone is in Long Beach, CA tomorrow stop by and say hi. I’d love to meet more of you! We’ll be at Expo Arts Center 4321 Atlantic AveLong Beach, CA 90807 from 11am-5pm.

THE LAST PAGE: Marilyn of Avalon

𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝙿𝚊𝚐𝚎! 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛! 𝙸 𝙵𝙸𝙽𝙰𝙻𝙻𝚈 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚍 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚟𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗! 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢'𝚜 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝! 𝙸𝚝 𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚖𝚎 𝚊 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚢𝚎𝚝. 𝚆𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚢. 𝙸 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚒𝚝! 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢. 𝙽𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚞𝚙, 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙽𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚛... 𝙸'𝚖 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚢 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚗𝚎. Which back cover do you prefer? I can’t decide!

Dorothy Stratten and the 13 Thousand Dollar Bathtub

..𝚆𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚆𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙻𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚜, 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚞𝚜𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝙿𝚊𝚞𝚕 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖. 𝙰𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝟾 𝚙𝚖, 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎. 𝙰𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚌𝚢 - 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗'𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚝, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚍 - 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚃.𝚅. 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖. 𝚂𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟷 𝚙𝚖, 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛'𝚜 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚞𝚍𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛. 𝙴𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚊 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚎 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛'𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚐𝚞𝚗. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎...

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HERE LIES DOROTHY STRATTEN

𝟹𝟿 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙿𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚋𝚘𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚍𝚎𝚕 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜, 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗, 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚞𝚜𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝙿𝚊𝚞𝚕 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚆𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙻𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚎. 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚜 "𝚜𝚞𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝" 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔. 𝙴𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗'𝚜 𝚕𝚊𝚠𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚟𝚘𝚒𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚢 𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚎𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚟𝚘𝚛𝚌𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚐𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚖. 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚐𝚘 𝚜𝚖𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚂𝚗𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢...

Dead in Hollywood: Coming Soon!

Hello Deaders,

Hard at work on the next 4 Dead in Hollywood fanzines! “Marilyn of Avalon” will tell the story of Marilyn Monroe’s year and a half living on the island of Catalina off the coast of Southern California. “The Crucifixion of George Michael” will focus on that infamous day when George Michael was arrested for “lewd conduct” in a Beverly Hills restroom. “Prince” will be a tribute to the life of one of my favs and my journey this past April to Prince’s home and studio Paisley Park. “The Night Stalker” will be an in-depth retelling of one of California’s most horrifying serial killers, Richard Ramirez.

Sleep tight, Dead in Hollywood

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Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice... and Natalie

Director Paul Mazursky prepping Robert Culp, Natalie Wood and Dyan Cannon for the "orgy scene" in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. The movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. I still have yet to see this movie. Adding it to my weekend movie-a-thon along with a bunch of Tab Hunter movies this weekend.

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DEATHIVERSARY: Rebecca Schaeffer

𝙾𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝟷𝟾, 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟿, 𝟸𝟷-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜, 𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛, 𝚒𝚜 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚛, 𝙹𝚘𝚑𝚗 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘. 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚝 𝚙𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚝-𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚙 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚘𝚖 𝚍𝚒𝚍𝚗'𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔, 𝚜𝚘 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐'𝚜 𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚝 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚜. 𝚂𝚑𝚎'𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚎, 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙵𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚒𝚜 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝙲𝚘𝚙𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚊 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙶𝚘𝚍𝚏𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝟹." 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚜𝚔𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎. 𝙷𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚋𝚢 𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚜𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚔𝚎. 𝙷𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛'𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛, 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚜𝚔𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚋𝚢 𝚜𝚊𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐, "𝙸 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚘𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜." 𝙷𝚎 𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚊 𝚐𝚞𝚗 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚋𝚊𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛. 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢, 𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚍 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 #𝟽).

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