DEATHIVERSARY: Rebecca Schaeffer

π™Ύπš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πš›πš—πš’πš—πš 𝚘𝚏 π™Ήπšžπš•πš’ 𝟷𝟾, 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟿, 𝟸𝟷-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πšŠπšŒπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ, πšπšŽπš‹πšŽπšŒπšŒπšŠ πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš›, πš’πšœ πš–πšžπš›πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš πš‹πš’ πšπšŠπš— πšπšžπš›πš—πšŽπš πšœπšπšŠπš•πš”πšŽπš›, π™Ήπš˜πš‘πš— π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜. π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ πšœπš‘πš˜πš˜πšπšœ πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš› 𝚊𝚝 πš™πš˜πš’πš—πš-πš‹πš•πšŠπš—πš” πš›πšŠπš—πšπšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš‘πšŽπšœπš πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš˜πš˜πš›πšœπšπšŽπš™ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš’πš—πšπšŽπš›πšŒπš˜πš– πšπš’πšπš—'𝚝 πš πš˜πš›πš”, 𝚜𝚘 πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš› πš‘πšŠπš 𝚝𝚘 πšŽπš‘πš’πš πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŽπšœπšŒπšŽπš—πš 𝚊 πšπš•πš’πšπš‘πš 𝚘𝚏 πšœπšπšŠπš’πš›πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš'𝚜 πšπš•πšŠπšœπšœ πšπš›πš˜πš—πš πšπš˜πš˜πš›πšœ. πš‚πš‘πšŽ'𝚜 πš’πš— 𝚊 πš‹πšŠπšπš‘πš›πš˜πš‹πšŽ, πšπšŽπšπšπš’πš—πš πš›πšŽπšŠπšπš’ 𝚝𝚘 πš–πšŽπšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ π™΅πš›πšŠπš—πšŒπš’πšœ π™΅πš˜πš›πš π™²πš˜πš™πš™πš˜πš•πšŠ 𝚝𝚘 πšŠπšžπšπš’πšπš’πš˜πš— πšπš˜πš› "πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™Άπš˜πšπšπšŠπšπš‘πšŽπš› 𝟹." πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš™πš˜πš•πš’πšπšŽπš•πš’ πšŠπšœπš”πšœ π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ 𝚝𝚘 πš•πšŽπšŠπšŸπšŽ. π™·πšŽ 𝚐𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 πš—πšŽπšŠπš›πš‹πš’ πšπš’πš—πšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚜 πš˜πšŸπšŽπš› 𝚊 πšœπš•πš’πšŒπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšŒπš‘πšŽπšŽπšœπšŽπšŒπšŠπš”πšŽ. π™·πšŽ πš›πšŽπšπšžπš›πš—πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš‚πšŒπš‘πšŠπšŽπšπšπšŽπš›'𝚜 πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš πšŠπš— πš‘πš˜πšžπš› πš•πšŠπšπšŽπš›. πšƒπš‘πš’πšœ πšπš’πš–πšŽ πš πš‘πšŽπš— πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš—πšœπš πšŽπš›πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš˜πš˜πš›, πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŠπšœπš”πšœ πš‘πš’πš– 𝚝𝚘 πš•πšŽπšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‘πšŽπš› πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πšŽ. π™±πšŠπš›πšπš˜ πš›πšŽπšœπš™πš˜πš—πšπšœ πš‹πš’ πšœπšŠπš’πš’πš—πš, "𝙸 πšπš˜πš›πšπš˜πš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš’πšŸπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš‘πš’πšœ." π™·πšŽ πš™πšžπš•πš•πšœ 𝚊 πšπšžπš— 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 πš™πš•πšŠπšœπšπš’πšŒ πš‹πšŠπš πšŠπš—πš πšœπš‘πš˜πš˜πšπšœ πš‘πšŽπš›. π™΅πš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšπšžπš•πš• πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’, πšŒπš‘πšŽπšŒπš” 𝚘𝚞𝚝 π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: πš‚πšπšŠπš•πš”πšŽπš (π™ΈπšœπšœπšžπšŽ #𝟽).

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Dead in Hollywood: Here Lies Sharon Tate

Putting the finishing touches to β€œDead in Hollywood: Here Lies Sharon Tate” and once again, I’m finding it hard to say goodbye. Seeing β€œOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood” last night didn’t help my summertime obsession with Tate. But after tonight - and after weeks of working on this latest issue -I can finally put Sharon Tate to rest. Tate’s wasted potential makes me ponder my own. Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax...

50,000,000 Tab Fans Can't Be Wrong!

I’m back from vacation and I have some very exciting zines and events coming up! So please don’t go anywhere. I’m also happy to announce - and on the deathiversary of Tab Hunter - that I am putting the finishing touches on the zine β€œ50,000,000 Tab Fans Can’t Be Wrong” on the life and death of Hollywood hard on and closeted gay boy, Tab Hunter (for those of you waiting on your orders, I will be doing two big mailings this week - internationally and domestically). Also, if you don’t know who Tab Hunter is you should start watching some of his movies before you check out my zine!

"𝙸 𝚐𝚘𝚝 πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπšπš‘πš’πš—' 𝚝𝚘 πšœπš‘πš˜πš  𝚒𝚊, π™΅πš›πšŠπš—πšŒπš’πš—πšŽ! π™Έπš'𝚜 πš•πš˜πš—πš. π™°πš—πš πš’πš'𝚜 πšœπš•πšŽπšŽπš”. π™°πš—πš πš’πš'𝚜 πš™πš˜πš πšŽπš›πšπšžπš•. π™Έπš'𝚜 πš–πšŠπš‘ πš—πšŽπš  '𝚟𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎!"

-πšƒπš˜πšπš πšƒπš˜πš–πš˜πš›πš›πš˜πš  πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ π™Ήπš˜πš‘πš— πš†πšŠπšπšŽπš›πšœ' πš–πš˜πšŸπš’πšŽ, "π™Ώπš˜πš•πš’πšŽπšœπšπšŽπš›."

Happy Birthday, Marilyn

πšƒπš˜πšπšŠπš’ πš πš˜πšžπš•πš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ'𝚜 πŸΏπŸΉπš›πš πš‹πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’. π™·πšŠπš™πš™πš’ π™±πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’ π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš—. 𝚈𝚘𝚞 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽπš.

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Tab Hunter and Dick

π™°πšπšπšŽπš› πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš πšπš’πšœπšŒπš‘πšŠπš›πšπšŽπš πšπš›πš˜πš– πšπš‘πšŽ π™²πš˜πšŠπšœπš π™ΆπšžπšŠπš›πš 𝚊𝚝 𝟷𝟻, π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš›, 𝚊 πš•πš˜πš—πšŽπš› πš πš‘πš˜ πš’πšœ πšœπšπšŠπš›πšπš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš›πšŽπšŠπš•πš’πš£πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš πš‘πšŽ πš’πšœ β€œπšπš’πšπšπšŽπš›πšŽπš—πš" πšπš›πš˜πš– πšπš‘πšŽ πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› πš‹πš˜πš’πšœ, πšœπš™πšŽπš—πšπšœ πš–πš˜πšœπš 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš’πšœ πšπš’πš–πšŽ 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ πš•πš˜πšŒπšŠπš• πš‘πš˜πš›πšœπšŽ πšœπšπšŠπš‹πš•πšŽπšœ πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš‘πšŽ πš–πšŽπšŽπšπšœ πšŠπšŒπšπš˜πš› π™³πš’πšŒπš” π™²πš•πšŠπš’πšπš˜πš— - π™²πš•πšŠπš’πšπš˜πš— πš’πšœ πš‹πšŽπšπšπšŽπš› πš”πš—πš˜πš πš— πšπš˜πš› πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚊 πšπšŠπš•πšŽπš—πš πšŠπšπšŽπš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš’πšŒπš˜πš—πšœ πš•πš’πš”πšŽ π™ΉπšŠπš–πšŽπšœ π™³πšŽπšŠπš—, π™ΉπšŠπš—πšŽ π™΅πš˜πš—πšπšŠ, πšŠπš—πš π™±πšžπš›πš πšπšŽπš’πš—πš˜πš•πšπšœ. π™²πš•πšŠπš’πšπš˜πš— πšŽπš—πšŒπš˜πšžπš›πšŠπšπšŽπšœ π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› β€” πšπš‘πšŽπš— πšœπšπš’πš•πš• π™°πš›πšπš‘πšžπš› π™°πš—πšπš›πšŽπš  π™ΆπšŽπš•πš’πšŽπš— β€” 𝚝𝚘 πšŒπš˜πš—πšœπš’πšπšŽπš› 𝚊 πšŒπšŠπš›πšŽπšŽπš› πš’πš— πšŠπšŒπšπš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚜 πš‘πš’πš– πšžπš™ πš πš’πšπš‘ πšœπšžπš™πšŽπš›-πšŠπšπšŽπš—πš π™·πšŽπš—πš›πš’ πš†πš’πš•πš•πšœπš˜πš—. πš†πš’πš•πšœπš˜πš— πš›πšŽπš™πš›πšŽπšœπšŽπš—πšπšœ π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš πš‘πšŽπšŠπš›πšπšπš‘πš›πš˜πš‹πšœ πš•πš’πš”πšŽ πšπš˜πš‹πšŽπš›πš πš†πšŠπšπš—πšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš πšπš˜πšŒπš” π™·πšžπšπšœπš˜πš—. β€πšƒπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš πš˜πšžπš•πš πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜ πšƒπšŠπš‹ π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πš’πš πš’πš πš πšŽπš›πšŽ πš—πš˜πš πšπš˜πš› π™³πš’πšŒπš” π™²πš•πšŠπš’πšπš˜πš—,” π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πš•πšŠπšπšŽπš› 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚜.

MOLAA Print and Art Fair (4-28-19)

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.

Dorothy Stratten For President

"π™Έπš πš™πšŽπš˜πš™πš•πšŽ πš‹πš›πš’πš—πš 𝚜𝚘 πš–πšžπšŒπš‘ πšŒπš˜πšžπš›πšŠπšπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πš˜πš›πš•πš πšπš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš•πš πš‘πšŠπšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš”πš’πš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽπš– 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πš›πšŽπšŠπš” πšπš‘πšŽπš–, 𝚜𝚘 𝚘𝚏 πšŒπš˜πšžπš›πšœπšŽ πš’πš πš”πš’πš•πš•πšœ πšπš‘πšŽπš–. ... π™Έπš πš”πš’πš•πš•πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πšπšŽπš—πšπš•πšŽ πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πš‹πš›πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš’πš–πš™πšŠπš›πšπš’πšŠπš•πš•πš’. π™Έπš 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŠπš›πšŽ πš—πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽπšœπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŒπšŠπš— πš‹πšŽ πšœπšžπš›πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš πš’πš πš πš’πš•πš• πš”πš’πš•πš• 𝚒𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘𝚘 πš‹πšžπš πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš πš’πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜ πšœπš™πšŽπšŒπš’πšŠπš• πš‘πšžπš›πš›πš’. ... πš†πšŽ πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞, 𝙳.𝚁." 

Dorothy Dandridge and the 27th Academy Awards

π™³πš˜πš›πš˜πšπš‘πš’ π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŸπšŽπšœ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πŸΈπŸ½πšπš‘ π™°πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπš–πš’ π™°πš πšŠπš›πšπšœ πš˜πš— π™ΌπšŠπš›πšŒπš‘ 𝟹𝟢, 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš’πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš π™°πšπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš—-π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπšŽπš πšπš˜πš› 𝚊 πš•πšŽπšŠπšπš’πš—πš πš›πš˜πš•πšŽ. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πšœπš‘πšŠπš›πšŽπšœ πš‘πšŽπš› π™ΎπšœπšŒπšŠπš› πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπš’πš˜πš— πš πš’πšπš‘ π™Άπš›πšŠπšŒπšŽ π™ΊπšŽπš•πš•πš’, π™°πšžπšπš›πšŽπš’ π™·πšŽπš™πš‹πšžπš›πš—, π™Ήπšžπšπš’ π™ΆπšŠπš›πš•πšŠπš—πš, πšŠπš—πš π™ΉπšŠπš—πšŽ πš†πš’πš–πšŠπš—. π™ΊπšŽπš•πš•πš’ πš πš’πš—πšœ πšπš˜πš› "πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™²πš˜πšžπš—πšπš›πš’ π™Άπš’πš›πš•," πš‹πšžπš π™³πš˜πš›πš˜πšπš‘πš’ π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ πš’πšœ πšŠπš— πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πš—πš’πšπš‘πš πšœπšŽπš—πšœπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—.

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Dorothy Dandridge on the Cover of a Magazine

As Dandridge's career rises, she appears on numerous magazine covers. As popular as she was becoming, overtly racist comments and actions follow her the rest of her career. She tells People Today in 1953 that, β€œTo be a siren of song, one needs more than talent, looks, and voice. One needs understanding of people. At first, I was afraid they wouldn’t like me. Then I realized the first step in that direction was to like them and to assume they would like me.” The magazine refers to her as a β€œbronze bombshell” and featured her on the back cover. Soon she'll be making history as the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Life Magazine.

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Coming Soon: Marilyn of Avalon

π™Έπš— 𝟷𝟿𝟺𝟸, 𝟷𝟼-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš π™½πš˜πš›πš–πšŠ π™ΉπšŽπšŠπš—πšŽ π™±πšŠπš”πšŽπš› πš–πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŽπšœ πš‘πšŽπš› 𝟸𝟷-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πš—πšŽπš’πšπš‘πš‹πš˜πš›, π™ΉπšŠπš–πšŽπšœ π™³πš˜πšžπšπš‘πšŽπš›πšπš’ - 𝚊 πš–πšŽπš›πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πš πš–πšŠπš›πš’πš—πšŽ πšœπš˜πš˜πš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšœπšπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—πšŽπš πš˜πš— π™²πšŠπšπšŠπš•πš’πš—πšŠ π™Έπšœπš•πšŠπš—πš. π™³πš˜πšžπšπš‘πšŽπš›πšπš’ πš–πš˜πšŸπšŽπšœ πš‘πš’πšœ πš’πš˜πšžπš—πš πš‹πš›πš’πšπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšŠπš— πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πš•πš˜πš˜πš”πš’πš—πš π™°πšŸπšŠπš•πš˜πš— π™·πšŠπš›πš‹πš˜πš›. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πšπšžπšπšžπš›πšŽ π™Όπš’πšœπšœ π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ πšœπš™πšŽπš—πšπšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš—πšŽπš‘πš πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πšŠπš—πš-𝚊-πš‘πšŠπš•πš πš•πš’πšŸπš’πš—πš 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽπš πš’πšπšŽ, 𝟸𝟼 πš–πš’πš•πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚌𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 π™²πšŠπš•πš’πšπš˜πš›πš—πš’πšŠ. (Instagram: deadinhollywoodzine)

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