𝙶𝚒𝚕 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚝𝚝-𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚗 (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚓𝚊𝚣𝚣 𝚙𝚘𝚎𝚝, 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚗, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛, 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚗-𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟷𝟿𝟽𝟶𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶𝚜, 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟽, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟷, 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚞𝚙𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚊 𝙴𝚞𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙. 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚝𝚝-𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚝𝚑 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝟸𝟶𝟶𝟾 𝙽𝚎𝚠 𝚈𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝙼𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝙷𝙸𝚅-𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍.
Today marks the deathiversary of Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia. 72 years ago, Short was found dead, severed in half, drained of her blood with a smile carved into her mouth. Her killer has never been found. The grisly murder case remains unsolved to this day. What are some of your theories? Any favorite books on the case?
𝙾𝚗 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟻, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟻, 𝙸 𝚖𝚎𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎, 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎 𝙵𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚛.
𝚆𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚒𝚟𝚎-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜-𝚘𝚕𝚍, 𝙸 𝚜𝚊𝚠 "𝚁𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙹𝚎𝚍𝚒" 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚒𝚍𝚍𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚃𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚜. 𝙰𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍, 𝚖𝚢 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚞𝚙. 𝙸 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚞𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚐𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚡𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚛, 𝚏𝚊𝚛 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚓𝚘𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚏𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚕 𝚎𝚖𝚙𝚒𝚛𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚜𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚞𝚜𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚜 𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚢 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙻𝚎𝚒𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚞𝚙𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚎 𝚊 𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚊𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚕. 𝙸 𝚍𝚒𝚍𝚗'𝚝 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙻𝚎𝚒𝚊 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚠 𝚞𝚙𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚢 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚢 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛. 𝙸 𝚝𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎 𝙵𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟻 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚣𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚐𝚊𝚢. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠𝚕𝚎𝚍, 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜𝚗'𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚐𝚊𝚢 𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚑𝚎𝚛. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎, 𝚜𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚣𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚔𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎.
𝙾𝚗 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟽, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟼, 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎 𝙵𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚍. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗.
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!
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…
𝚂𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚖 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎... 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎... 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚖... 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚊 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚜' 𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖...
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙺𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝙲𝚘𝚘𝚕, 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚂𝚝𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗, 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝙽𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟽, 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶, 𝟷𝟸 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚒𝚗 𝙼𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚌𝚘 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚗𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚝𝚞𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚔 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚋𝚍𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗. 𝙷𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝟻𝟶 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚕𝚍. 𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟽𝟾, 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚜 𝚊 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑. 𝙷𝚎 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚞𝚙 𝚌𝚒𝚐𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚜, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚐𝚛𝚘𝚠𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚍. 𝙰 𝚋𝚒𝚘𝚙𝚜𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚜 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚕 𝚖𝚎𝚜𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚘𝚖𝚊, 𝚊 𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚜𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚎. 𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶, 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚜𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍. 𝙷𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚁𝚘𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚘 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙼𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚌𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚄.𝚂. 𝚍𝚘𝚌𝚜 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚎𝚕𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚍𝚘. 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚍 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚢, 𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚍𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚊 𝚟𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚜, 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚘𝚜, 𝚍𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚓𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚏𝚕𝚞𝚒𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚌𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚎𝚙, 𝚖𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚐𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚕𝚊𝚎𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚎, 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚛𝚞𝚐 𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙼𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚌𝚘. 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚢 $𝟺𝟶,𝟶𝟶𝟶 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 - $𝟷𝟷𝟿,𝟶𝟶𝟶 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢'𝚜 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚜. 𝚆𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙼𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚌𝚘 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝙱𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚖. 𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚖 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝙱𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚎 (𝚊 𝙱𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜). 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚄𝚂 𝚒𝚗 𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶. 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚍 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛. 𝙼𝚌𝚀𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛.
𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚑... 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚑... 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚔... 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔...
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?
Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926 of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix. He was 52. His last words before dying: "I'm tired of fighting." Witnesses to an incident in Houdini's dressing room at the Princess Theatre in Montreal speculated that a McGill University student, Jocelyn Whitehead, caused Houdini's death. Whitehead repeatedly struck Houdini's abdomen after asking the magician "if he believed in the miracles of the Bible" and "whether it was true that punches in the stomach did not hurt him." Whitehead then delivered "some very hammer-like blows below the belt" to Houdini who winced at each blow before stopping Whitehead in the midst of a punch. He had not expected Whitehead to strike him so suddenly and forcefully. Houdini performed that evening in great pain. He was unable to sleep and remained in constant agony for the next two days but did not seek medical help. When he finally saw a doctor, he was found to have a fever of 102 °F and acute appendicitis and was advised to have immediate surgery. He ignored the advice and decided to go on with the show.
“I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.” _River Phoenix
Dies on this day in 1952.
Bette Davis collapsed during the American Cinema Awards in 1989, and later discovered that her cancer had returned. She recovered sufficiently to travel to Spain, where she was honored at the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival, but during her visit, her health rapidly deteriorated. Too weak to make the long journey back to the U.S., she traveled to France, where she died on October 6, 1989, at 11:20 pm, at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Davis was 81 years old.
She was entombed in Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, alongside her mother Ruthie and sister Bobby, with her name in larger type size. On her tombstone is written: "She did it the hard way", an epitaph that she mentioned in her memoir Mother Goddam.
Born Eddie Kendrick, but is best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Kendricks was noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style. He co-founded the iconic Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "Get Ready", and "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me).” Exasperated by a lack of creative and financial control, Kendricks left Motown in 1978, with the requirement of signing away the rights to his royalties. He moved first to Arista Records, and later to Atlantic Records. By this time, his popularity had waned, and he was also gradually losing his upper range as a result of chain smoking. In late 1991, Kendricks, by now living in his native Birmingham, Alabama, underwent surgery to have one of his lungs removed in hopes of preventing the spread of the cancer. He continued to tour through the summer of 1992, when he fell ill again and was hospitalized. Kendricks died of lung cancer in Birmingham on October 5, 1992 at age 52.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar was named by his mother after Kendricks.
On October 4, 1970, Janis Joplin, one of the most iconic female musicians of the 1960s died from an accidental overdose of heroin in room #105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel, at the tragic age of 27. The Landmark Motor Hotel (7047 Franklin Ave.) lies in the heart of Hollywood. The hotel’s name might have changed - it’s now called The Highland Gardens Hotel - but you can still stay in the same hotel room where Joplin died. She lived in this room for the last few months of her life. The closet contains a small brass plaque, commemorating Joplin’s life, and the walls are heavily decorated with fan art and notes, comprising a ever-evolving shrine to the late singer.
The OG Scream Queen. Leigh died in October 2004 at age 77, following a year-long battle with vasculitis - an inflammation of the blood vessels.
In 1960, Leigh was cast in her most well-known role as murder victim Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Leigh was reportedly so traumatized by filming her character's shower murder scene that she went to great lengths to avoid showers for the rest of her life. Leigh received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Leigh's role in Psycho became career-defining, and she later commented: "I've been in a great many films, but I suppose if an actor can be remembered for one role then they're very fortunate. And in that sense I'm fortunate." Her character's death early in the film has been noted as historically relevant by film scholars as it violated narrative conventions of the time, while her murder scene itself is considered among both critics and film scholars to be one of the most iconic scenes in film history.
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.
Rock Hudson died on this day in 1985. While Hudson’s career developed, Hudson and his agent Henry Willson kept the actor's personal life out of the headlines. In 1955, Confidential magazine threatened to publish an exposé about Hudson's secret homosexuality. Willson stalled this by disclosing information about two of his other clients. Willson provided information about Rory Calhoun's years in prison and the arrest of Tab Hunter at a party in 1950. Hudson's homosexuality was well known in Hollywood throughout his career, and former co-stars Elizabeth Taylor and Susan Saint James claimed that they knew of his homosexuality, as did Carol Burnett