Dorothy Stratten and the 13 Thousand Dollar Bathtub

..πš†πš‘πšŽπš— πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš›πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽ πš’πš— πš†πšŽπšœπš π™»πš˜πšœ π™°πš—πšπšŽπš•πšŽπšœ, π™³π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š’πšœ πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πšŽ πš πš’πšπš‘ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πšπš’πš–πšŽ πš’πš— πš–πš˜πš—πšπš‘πšœ πš πš’πšπš‘ πš‘πšŽπš› πšŽπšœπšπš›πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš πš‘πšžπšœπš‹πšŠπš—πš, π™ΏπšŠπšžπš• πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš›. πšƒπš‘πšŽπš’ πšœπš™πšŽπš—πš πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ πšπš’πš–πšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš•πš’πšŸπš’πš—πš πš›πš˜πš˜πš– πš‹πšŽπšπš˜πš›πšŽ πšπš’πšœπšŠπš™πš™πšŽπšŠπš›πš’πš—πš πš’πš—πšπš˜ πš‘πš’πšœ πš‹πšŽπšπš›πš˜πš˜πš–. π™°πš›πš˜πšžπš—πš 𝟾 πš™πš–, πš‘πš’πšœ πš›πš˜πš˜πš–πš–πšŠπšπšŽπšœ πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ πš‘πš˜πš–πšŽ. π™°πšœπšœπšžπš–πš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš˜πšžπš™πš•πšŽ πš πšŠπš—πšπšœ πš™πš›πš’πšŸπšŠπšŒπš’ - πš‚πšπšŠπš›πšπšπšŽπš—'𝚜 πšŒπšŠπš› πš’πšœ πš™πšŠπš›πš”πšŽπš 𝚘𝚞𝚝 πšπš›πš˜πš—πš, πšŠπ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š˜πš˜πš› πš’πšœ πšŒπš•πš˜πšœπšŽπš - πšπš‘πšŽπš’ πš πšŠπšπšŒπš‘ πšƒ.πš…. πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš•πš’πšŸπš’πš—πš πš›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› 𝟷𝟷 πš™πš–, πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš›'𝚜 πš›πš˜πš˜πš–πš–πšŠπšπšŽπšœ πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš› πšπš‘πšŽ πš‹πšŽπšπš›πš˜πš˜πš– πšŠπš—πš πšπš’πšœπšŒπš˜πšŸπšŽπš› πšπš‘πšŽ πš—πšžπšπšŽ πš‹πš˜πšπš’πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πš‚πšπš›πšŠπšπšπšŽπš— πšŠπš—πš πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš›. π™΄πšŠπšŒπš‘ πš”πš’πš•πš•πšŽπš πš‹πš’ 𝚊 πšœπš’πš—πšπš•πšŽ πš‹πš•πšŠπšœπš πšπš›πš˜πš– πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš›'𝚜 πšœπš‘πš˜πšπšπšžπš—. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’ πš˜πš—πš•πš’ 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚜 πšœπš’πšŒπš”πšŽπš› πšπš›πš˜πš– πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ...

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HERE LIES DOROTHY STRATTEN

𝟹𝟿 πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ 𝚊𝚐𝚘 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒, π™Ώπš•πšŠπš’πš‹πš˜πš’ πš–πš˜πšπšŽπš• πšŠπš—πš πšŠπšŒπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ, π™³π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š’πšœ πš‹πš›πšžπšπšŠπš•πš•πš’ πš–πšžπš›πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš πš‹πš’ πš‘πšŽπš› πšŽπšœπšπš›πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš πš‘πšžπšœπš‹πšŠπš—πš, π™ΏπšŠπšžπš• πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš›, πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πš–πšŽπšŽπšπš’πš—πš πš‘πš’πš– 𝚊𝚝 πš‘πš’πšœ πš†πšŽπšœπš π™»πš˜πšœ π™°πš—πšπšŽπš•πšŽπšœ πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽ. πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš› πš’πšœ "πšœπšžπš™πš›πšŽπš–πšŽπš•πš’ πšŒπš˜πš—πšπš’πšπšŽπš—πš" πšπš‘πšŠπš πš‘πšŽ πšŒπšŠπš— πšŒπš˜πš—πšŸπš’πš—πšŒπšŽ πš‘πš’πšœ πš πš’πšπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšπšŠπš”πšŽ πš‘πš’πš– πš‹πšŠπšŒπš”. π™΄πšŠπš›πš•πš’πšŽπš› πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ 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—'𝚜 πš•πšŠπš πš’πšŽπš› πšπšŽπš•πš•πšœ πš‘πšŽπš› πšπš‘πšŠπš πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŒπšŠπš— πšŠπšŸπš˜πš’πš πšœπšŽπšŽπš’πš—πš πš‚πš—πš’πšπšŽπš› πš‹πš’ πš‘πšŠπš—πšπš’πš—πš 𝚘𝚏𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπš–πšŠπš’πš—πš’πš—πš πšœπšŽπš™πšŠπš›πšŠπšπš’πš˜πš— πšŠπš—πš πšπš’πšŸπš˜πš›πšŒπšŽ πš—πšŽπšπš˜πšπš’πšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš‘πš–. πš‚πšπšŠπš›πšπšπšŽπš— πš›πšŽπš™πš•πš’πšŽπšœ πšπš‘πšŠπš πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πš›πš˜πšŒπšŽπšœπšœ πš πš˜πšžπš•πš 𝚐𝚘 πšœπš–πš˜πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› πš’πš πšœπš‘πšŽ πšπšŽπšŠπ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šŽπš›πšœπš˜πš—πšŠπš•πš•πš’...

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...

Deathiversary: Gil Scott-Heron (May 27, 2011)

π™Άπš’πš• πš‚πšŒπš˜πšπš-π™·πšŽπš›πš˜πš— (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) πšœπš˜πšžπš• πšŠπš—πš πš“πšŠπš£πš£ πš™πš˜πšŽπš, πš–πšžπšœπš’πšŒπš’πšŠπš—, πšŠπš—πš πšŠπšžπšπš‘πš˜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š•πš’ πšπš˜πš› πš‘πš’πšœ πš πš˜πš›πš” 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 πšœπš™πš˜πš”πšŽπš—-πš πš˜πš›πš πš™πšŽπš›πšπš˜πš›πš–πšŽπš› πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ 𝟷𝟿𝟽𝟢𝚜 πšŠπš—πš 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟢𝚜, πšπš’πšŽπšœ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŠπšπšπšŽπš›πš—πš˜πš˜πš— 𝚘𝚏 π™ΌπšŠπš’ 𝟸𝟽, 𝟸𝟢𝟷𝟷, πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πš‹πšŽπšŒπš˜πš–πš’πš—πš πš’πš•πš• πšžπ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š– 𝚊 π™΄πšžπš›πš˜πš™πšŽπšŠπš— πšπš›πš’πš™. πš‚πšŒπš˜πšπš-π™·πšŽπš›πš˜πš— πšŒπš˜πš—πšπš’πš›πš–πšœ πš™πš›πšŽπšŸπš’πš˜πšžπšœ πš™πš›πšŽπšœπšœ πšœπš™πšŽπšŒπšžπš•πšŠπšπš’πš˜πš— πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‘πš’πšœ πš‘πšŽπšŠπš•πšπš‘ πš πš‘πšŽπš— πš‘πšŽ πšπš’πšœπšŒπš•πš˜πšœπšŽπšœ πš’πš— 𝚊 𝟸𝟢𝟢𝟾 π™½πšŽπš  πšˆπš˜πš›πš” π™ΌπšŠπšπšŠπš£πš’πš—πšŽ πš’πš—πšπšŽπš›πšŸπš’πšŽπš  πšπš‘πšŠπš πš‘πšŽ πš’πšœ π™·π™Έπš…-πš™πš˜πšœπš’πšπš’πšŸπšŽ. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπšŸπ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š πš‹πšŽ πšπšŽπš•πšŽπšŸπš’πšœπšŽπš.

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Deathiversary: Black Dahlia (January 15, 1947)

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?

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The Day I Met Carrie Fisher

π™Ύπš— π™³πšŽπšŒπšŽπš–πš‹πšŽπš› 𝟻, 𝟸𝟢𝟷𝟻, 𝙸 πš–πšŽπš πš–πš’ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ, π™²πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŽ π™΅πš’πšœπš‘πšŽπš›.

πš†πš‘πšŽπš— 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš’πšŸπšŽ-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ-πš˜πš•πš, 𝙸 𝚜𝚊𝚠 "πšπšŽπšπšžπš›πš— 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ π™ΉπšŽπšπš’" πš’πš— 𝚊 πšœπš–πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽπšŠπšπšŽπš› πš’πš— πšŠπš— πšŽπšŸπšŽπš— πšœπš–πšŠπš•πš•πšŽπš› πš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šŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšƒπšŽπš‘πšŠπšœ. π™°πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš›πšŽπšπš’πšπšœ πš›πš˜π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šŽπš πšžπš™. 𝙸 πšπšŽπšŒπš’πšπšŽπš πšπš‘πšŽπš— πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš˜πš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš›πšžπš— 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚒 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 πšπšŠπš•πšŠπš‘πš’ πšπšŠπš›, πšπšŠπš› 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚒 πšŠπš—πš πš“πš˜πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπš‹πšŽπš•πšœ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽπš’πš› πšπš’πšπš‘πš πšŠπšπšŠπš’πš—πšœπš πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπšŸπš’πš• πšŽπš–πš™πš’πš›πšŽ. πšƒπš‘πšŽπšœπšŽ πšπšŠπš—πšπšŠπšœπš’πšŽπšœ πšžπšœπšžπšŠπš•πš•πš’ πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš πš’πš— πšŠπš— πšŠπš πšŠπš›πšπšœ πšŒπšŽπš›πšŽπš–πš˜πš—πš’ πš πš’πšπš‘ π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽπšœπšœ π™»πšŽπš’πšŠ πš‹πšŽπšœπšπš˜πš πš’πš—πš πšžπš™πš˜πš— πš–πšŽ 𝚊 πš–πšŽπšπšŠπš• 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš˜πš—πš˜πš› πšπš˜πš› πš–πš’ πš‹πš›πšŠπšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πšŠπšπšŠπš’πš—πšœπš πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš˜πš›πšŒπšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšŽπšŸπš’πš•. 𝙸 πšπš’πšπš—'𝚝 πš”πš—πš˜πš  πš’πš πšπš‘πšŽπš—, πš‹πšžπš πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπšŠπš• π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽπšœπšœ π™»πšŽπš’πšŠ πš πš˜πšžπš•πš πš‹πšŽπšœπšπš˜πš  πšžπš™πš˜πš— πš–πšŽ 𝚊 πš‹πšŠπšπšπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš˜πš—πš˜πš› 𝚘𝚏 πš–πš’ πš˜πš πš— πšπš‘πš’πš›πšπš’ πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ πš•πšŠπšπšŽπš›. 𝙸 πšπš˜πš•πš π™²πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŽ π™΅πš’πšœπš‘πšŽπš› πš’πš— 𝟸𝟢𝟷𝟻 πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽπš πš‘πšŽπš› πš‹πšŽπšπš˜πš›πšŽ 𝙸 πš›πšŽπšŠπš•πš’πš£πšŽπš πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚐𝚊𝚒. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš‘πš˜πš πš•πšŽπš, πšπšŽπš•πš•πš’πš—πš πš–πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 πš πšŠπšœπš—'𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš 𝚐𝚊𝚒 πš–πšŠπš— 𝚝𝚘 πšπšŠπš•πš• πš’πš— πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ πš πš’πšπš‘ πš‘πšŽπš›. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš™πšžπš•πš•πšŽπš πš–πšŽ πš’πš— πšŒπš•πš˜πšœπšŽ, 𝚜𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚣𝚎𝚍 πš–πšŽ, πšŠπš—πš πšœπšπšŠπš›πšπšŽπš πš”πš’πšœπšœπš’πš—πš πš–πš’ 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎.

π™Ύπš— π™³πšŽπšŒπšŽπš–πš‹πšŽπš› 𝟸𝟽, 𝟸𝟢𝟷𝟼, π™²πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŽ π™΅πš’πšœπš‘πšŽπš› πšπš’πšŽπš. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπš‹πšŽπš•πš•πš’πš˜πš— πš•πš’πšŸπšŽπšœ πš˜πš—.

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Natalie Wood: A Slideshow

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!

A Tale of Two Harbors

It’s never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving and with Natalie Wood’s latest movie, β€œBrainscan” with Christopher Walken winding down, Wood has the long holiday weekend to unwind before heading into rehearsals for her next movie, β€œAnastasia.” 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, β€œEverything 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…

Deathiversary: Steam McQueen

πš‚πšπšŽπšŠπš– π™ΌπšŒπš€πšžπšŽπšŽπš— πš–πšŠπš”πš’πš—πš πš‘πš’πšœ 𝚠𝚊𝚒 πš‘πš˜πš–πšŽ... πšπš›πš˜πš– πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš›πšŽπšŠπš πšŽπšœπšŒπšŠπš™πšŽ... πšπš’πšŸπšŽ πš‘πš’πš– πšœπšπšŽπšŠπš–... 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚊 πš•πš’πšπšŽ πš πš’πšπš‘ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πšπš›πšŽπšŠπš–πšŽπš›πšœ' πšπš›πšŽπšŠπš–...

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Research By the Beach

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?

Deathiversary: Harry Houdini (October 31, 1926)

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 Β°F and acute appendicitis and was advised to have immediate surgery. He ignored the advice and decided to go on with the show.

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Deathiversary: Bette Davis, We Love You (October 6, 1989)

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 SebastiΓ‘n 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 Lawnβ€”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. 

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