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).
And off to the printer’s we go. Did you know that Warner Bros. Records exists today because of Tab Hunter?
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)!
𝙰𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝙶𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝟷𝟻, 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚣𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 “𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝" 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚢𝚜, 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 - 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝙹𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚗, 𝙹𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙱𝚞𝚛𝚝 𝚁𝚎𝚢𝚗𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚜. 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 — 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝙰𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚞𝚛 𝙰𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚠 𝙶𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗 — 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚞𝚙 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚜𝚞𝚙𝚎𝚛-𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝙷𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚢 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜𝚘𝚗. 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚝 𝚆𝚊𝚐𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔 𝙷𝚞𝚍𝚜𝚘𝚗. ”𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘 𝚃𝚊𝚋 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗,” 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚊𝚢𝚜.
Yesterday’s Print and Art Fair at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA was a huge success. I met some really awesome people - my table mate and I even shared the same name… first and last if you can believe it! If you’re in need of inspiration look no further than an art fair or zine fest. They’re everywhere and usually free. I’m feeling very inspired heading into the next three issues of Dead in Hollywood.
𝚃𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 𝚘𝚏 "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚎." 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗'𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚝 𝚍𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢. 𝙸 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎. 𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚟𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚢𝚎𝚝. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛. 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎'𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗'𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚔𝚎. 𝙷𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚞𝚖𝚙𝚑 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢. 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝚗𝚞𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚒𝚏𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚙 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚊𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚍. 𝙴𝚕𝚜𝚎𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎, 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚜 𝙸 𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 - 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚊𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝙵𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚟𝚎. 𝚒𝚗 𝚆𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍. 𝙿𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 HERE 𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞'𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠, 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚞𝚖 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙰𝚛𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢. 𝚆𝚎'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝟷𝟷𝙰𝙼 - 𝟻𝙿𝙼 (𝙼𝙾𝙻𝙰𝙰 - 𝟼𝟸𝟾 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚟𝚎, 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟾𝟶𝟸). I
Coming March 30th!
On March 30, 1968, two boys playing in a deserted East Village tenement, found the dead body of former Disney child star, Bobby Driscoll. His body went unclaimed for 19 months.
Get the zine March 30th!
The Dandridge Sisters are an all black girl singing trio in the 1930's whose most famous member, Dorothy Dandridge, will go on to be the first black woman nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award in 1955 for her role in "Carmen Jones." The Dandridge Sisters are comprised of Dorothy and her older sister Vivian and their friend Etta Jones - not to be confused with the well-known jazz vocalist, Etta James. You'd be surprised how many articles incorrectly list James as a member of this trio. The Dandridge Sisters find success on radio shows and in Los Angeles nightclubs. It was in one of these nightclubs that they are invited to perform at the iconic Harlem nightclub, the Cotton Club. The Sisters are so popular at the Cotton Club that they are given a regular spot in the show. They are only 14-years-old at the time.
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!
“Rebel Without a Cause” defined both popular and youth culture upon its release in 1955, giving voice to the American teenager of the 1950’s. Even though Wood has starred in 20 films before turning 16, she is desperate to transition to adult roles. She sees the part of Judy as her ticket into adulthood. Complicating matters is that every actress from Debbie Reynolds to Jayne Mansfield is being considered for the role. Wood's mother pushes her into "dating" the 44-year-old "Rebel" director, Nicholas Ray - her mother waits in the car during Wood and Ray's romps at the Chateau Marmont. Sleeping with the director doesn't even work! It's not until a drunken car crash on Laurel Canyon with Dennis Hopper that Ray to cast considers Wood for the role. Ray visits Wood at the hospital, where the doctor calls Wood a "goddamn juvenile delinquent." Wood yells: "Did you hear what he called me, Nick? He called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent! Now do I get the part?" Wood deserves the credit for transforming Ray’s vision of Wood’s character Judy from a trashy teen to a confused, hurt kid like Wood herself.
"There's the Hollywood sign; there's Griffith Observatory; there's the great, amazing Los Angeles Basin. It's 465 square miles of insanity and the best food on the planet." -Robert Crais
Throughout his career, numerous magazines declared Rock Hudson "Star of the Year" and “Favorite Leading Man.” Hudson appeared in nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned more than four decades. In 1956 he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Giant" - alongside James Dean. Hudson died from AIDS-related complications in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.
"Jupiter is so big and its gravitational pull so strong that man would find it difficult to move about on the surface.” -Fritz Zwicky, astronomer
Doll Parts: Jayne Mansfield is en route to New Orleans after an appearance in Biloxi, Mississippi when a dense insecticide fog of anti-mosquito spray drifts across the highway. Mansfield is set to appear on WDSU's Midday Show the following day, but at 2:25AM on June 29, 1967, Mansfield's '66 Buick Electra crashes into the tractor-trailer, shearing off the top of the Electra. The three adults in the front seat - Mansfield, her lawyer/companion, and their 20-year-old driver - die instantly. Mansfield's children sleep in the backseat and survive with minor injuries. The gruesome crash scene photos spawn one of Hollywood's darkest legends. At the time of Mansfield's death, rumors circulate that the star was decapitated in the car crash. The stories are fueled by photos of the star's blonde hair tangled in the car's windshield. Although Mansfield's mode of death is gruesome, she was not beheaded. Scalping is a closer description of Mansfield's fate - according to the police report, "the upper portion of this white female's head was severed.” Mansfield's death certificate notes a “crushed skull with avulsion (forcible separation or detachment) of cranium and brain.” Her skull was cracked or sliced open, and a sizeable piece of it was carried away. Kenneth Anger’s 1975 "Hollywood Babylon" contains the "controversial" photo of Mansfield's wrecked Electra which shows Mansfield’s dead dog lying beside the car as well as a clump of blonde hair.
At 16, Norma Jeane has two options: Ship off to another orphanage, or marry the boy-next-door and set sail for Catalina Island. According to Norma Jeane's then-husband, James Daughtry, the island paradise is where Marilyn Monroe is born. Dougherty states, “I would marvel at how she’d ‘turn on’ when she was walking and knew men were looking at her. She’d do ‘the walk’ seen later in millions of her films, but back then, she was just learning to do it, and she was very, very good at it!”