𝚃𝚠𝚘 𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚛𝚘𝚎'𝚜 𝚗𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚜𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚒𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝚜𝚒𝚡 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑. "𝚂𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚞𝚜: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚛𝚘𝚎," 𝚊 𝚍𝚘𝚌𝚞-𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚊𝚢 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚊 𝙻𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚞𝚎.
“Look at me the way I look at Natalie.”
Hard at work on the next 4 Dead in Hollywood fanzines! “Marilyn of Avalon” will tell the story of Marilyn Monroe’s year and a half living on the island of Catalina off the coast of Southern California. “The Crucifixion of George Michael” will focus on that infamous day when George Michael was arrested for “lewd conduct” in a Beverly Hills restroom. “Prince” will be a tribute to the life of one of my favs and my journey this past April to Prince’s home and studio Paisley Park. “The Night Stalker” will be an in-depth retelling of one of California’s most horrifying serial killers, Richard Ramirez.
Sleep tight, Dead in Hollywood
𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍'𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝟻 𝚞𝚙𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜:
𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝟷𝟶: 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙾𝚗 𝙸𝚌𝚎! - 𝙰 𝚂𝚕𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠
𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝟸𝟺: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙾𝙲 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟾: 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟸: 𝙿𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚊 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟼: 𝙼𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝... 𝚍𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠!
𝙷𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜! (𝙼𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚍!)
Join Dead in Hollywood on August 10th at BOOK SHOW LA for an escapade, baby.
Tab Hunter plays a killer in the grindhouse flick “Sweet Kill” directed by Curtis Hanson. It was Hanson’s first movie. L.A. Confidential was the first movie I saw when I moved to L.A. and I watched Wonder Boys on a loop for a solid year. I want to be a wonder boys Sadly, Hanson died in 2016.
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, “To 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 “bronze 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.
Check out an interview we did for the fanzine Estrellitamia. Their zines are a work of art!
Today would have been Bela Lugosi’s 136th birthday. Lugosi is famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA near the gravesite of Sharon Tate.
Staying up late and working on the upcoming issue of Dead in Hollywood: Natalie Wood (Issue 8). Tonight’s soundtrack is brought to you by The Ventures. One step beyond the twilight zone… that’s all there is.