A competitive skater himself, Hunter was friends with many "Ice Capades" skaters, which is how he met Robertson. "He could spin faster than anybody in the world," Hunter said proudly. They were careful not to be seen together often, but Hunter accompanied Robertson to the 1956 world figure skating championship. Robertson was told he wouldn't win if Hunter attended. "The fact that I was there with Ronnie might have hurt his ability to win. And he should have won," he said.
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)
This edit is of a photo of Dorothy Dandridge taken at the popular Cleveland nightclub, Lindsay's Sky Bar, by photographer Frank Kuchirchuk. The photo is part of the Frank Kuchirchuk Collection of Jazz Photography at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Kuchirchuk donated his entire collection of jazz images of nearly 200 photographs, most of which are negatives that have never been seen by the public, and feature such artists as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Anita O'Day performing at the height of their careers. (Oberlin.edu)
Dead in Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge (Issue #9) zine coming soon.
Did John Ritter have to die? On September 11, 2003, Ritter suffers from heart problems while rehearsing for his sitcom “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.” He begins sweating profusely, vomiting, and complaining of having chest pains. He is taken to the hospital across the street from the studio - coincidently it is the same hospital where Ritter was born. Physicians misdiagnose Ritter and treat him for a heart attack; however, his condition deteriorates. He is then diagnosed with an aortic dissection - a tear in the aorta that grows. Ritter dies during surgery, six days before his 55th birthday. He would have turned 70 today. Ritter is interred at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
They would’ve undoubtedly been the hottest couple back in the day if only they were able to come out. Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins met in 1956, at the pool at the iconic Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd. - John Belushi died of a drug overdose in Bungalow 3 at the hotel. The couple had a three-year romance that would’ve ended both of their rising careers if word got out. The pair kept their love a secret from even their closest friends. Hunter later recalled in the Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary, "Tab Hunter Confidential,” that he would go out on “dates” with starlets like Debbie Reynolds, arranged by the studio and lapped up by movie magazines; sometimes, he and Perkins would double-date with women and then go home together. If you haven't checked out the documentary, "Tab Hunter Confidential," do so tonight in celebration of Hunter's life. Hunter died of a heart attack yesterday, June 8, at the age of 86. He is survived by his partner.
This is not a photo of Jim Morrison's apartment in Paris where he died. This is Room 32 at the Alta Cienega Hotel in West Hollywood (1005 N. La Cienega Blvd.). This now run down room was once Jim Morrison's sanctuary where he escapes to whenever his girlfriend, Pamela Courson, kicks him out of their nearby apartment. He'd stumbles back to this room after drunken nights out at Barney's Beanery and unleashes his inner "Lizard King" with his groupies. He stays in this room while recording "L.A. Woman" across the street. The sound booth is now a stall in a restroom with a plaque commemorating Morrison's hit - I should know, I peed in this stall when it was an Italian restaurant. After his death in 1971, his fans made Room 32 their personal shrine to the man - the room now rents by the minute.