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)!
Dead in Hollywood will be tabling THIS Sunday at the L.A. Zine Fest at the Helms Bakery building in Culver City from 12pm - 6pm (8711 Washington Blvd). Stop by table B58 and say hi! Come talk the dead with me!
𝙳𝚎𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎, "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙴𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍: 𝚂𝚝. 𝙳𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗'𝚜 𝙲𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚢𝚊𝚛𝚍" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍., 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸). 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚒 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜! 𝙸 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚒𝚝'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢!
Check out my interview with MOVIEJAWN.COM HERE! And be sure to come out to the L.A. Zine Fest this Sunday at Helms Bakery in Culver City, CA. It’s free, fun, and it’s so inspiring! If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be amazing!
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
Bringing some girl power with me to tomorrow's Print Fair and Festival at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. We'll be premiering two new issues "Dorothy Dandridge Lives Here" and an English AND Spanish version of "Dead In Hollywood: Lupe Velez" - her death is the stuff of urban legends thanks to Kenneth Anger's tell-all tome "Hollywood Babylon." This art fair will also be the first time where you'll be able to pick up a copy of "Dead in Hollywood: Natalie Wood" - I spent last summer visiting Catalina Island photographing her last days. There are a lot of new photos in that one! (MOLAA - 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802). Hope to see everyone tomorrow! Now it's time for bed... zzzzzz
Join us tomorrow from 11AM - 5PM at the Museum of Latin American Art for the Print Fair & Festival where Dead in Hollywood will be tabling. We’ll be premiering the latest three issues on NATALIE WOOD, DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, and an English and Spanish editions of LUPE VELEZ. (MOLAA - 𝟼𝟸𝟾 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚜 𝙰𝚟𝚎, 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟾𝟶𝟸)
VOYAGE LA: Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
CASTROBURGER: I grew up near Dallas (where JFK was shot dead) and moved to LA (where RFK was shot dead). I’ve been fascinated with the dark side of America, particularly Hollywood since I was a teenage cinephile reading books like Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon and Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter. At 18, I moved to LA to study screenwriting. I didn’t know anyone and I was really far from home for the first time in my life. I spent a lot of my time reading and writing at cemeteries like Hollywood Forever and the Westwood Memorial Cemetery. I read books about Marilyn Monroe and Sharon Tate at their graves. What better place to read about your idols?
CLICK HERE to read Dead in Hollywood’s interview at VOYAGE LA.
María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, known as Lupe Vélez, is a Mexican-born silent screen star. Vélez begins her career as a performer in Mexican vaudeville in the early 1920s. She is one of the first successful Latin American actresses in Hollywood. By the end of the decade, in the last years of American silent films, she is the lead in a number of films including "The Gaucho" (1927) and "Wolf Song" (1929). In the 40s, Vélez's popularity peaks after appearing in the Mexican Spitfire films, a series created to capitalize on Vélez's well-documented fiery personality. Nicknamed The Mexican Spitfire by the media, Vélez's personal life is as colorful as her onscreen persona. In the early morning hours of December 14, 1944, Vélez retires to her bedroom, where she consumes 70 - yes, 70! - Seconal pills and a glass of brandy. Her death becomes the stuff of urban legends. Coming soon!
𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟸𝟽𝚝𝚑 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝙰𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑 𝟹𝟶, 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗-𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚎. 𝚂𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙾𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚢, 𝙰𝚞𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚢 𝙷𝚎𝚙𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚗, 𝙹𝚞𝚍𝚢 𝙶𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙹𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝚆𝚢𝚖𝚊𝚗. 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚢 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕," 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗.
Calling all Sal Mineo fans! What does Sal mean to you? Dead in Hollywood will be accepting submissions for the upcoming zine "Sal Mineo: The First Gay Teenager." The issue will focus on Sal's performance as one of the first gay teenagers in a major motion picture (Rebel Without a Cause) as well as Sal's groundbreaking 1972 interview where he comes out as bisexual. DM me for more details and feel free to forward this to any fellow Sal fans. Feel free to e-mail Dead in Hollywood at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Coming March 30th!
This edit is of a photo of Dorothy Dandridge taken at the popular Cleveland nightclub, Lindsay's Sky Bar, by photographer Frank Kuchirchuk. The photo is part of the Frank Kuchirchuk Collection of Jazz Photography at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Kuchirchuk donated his entire collection of jazz images of nearly 200 photographs, most of which are negatives that have never been seen by the public, and feature such artists as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Anita O'Day performing at the height of their careers. (Oberlin.edu)
Dead in Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge (Issue #9) zine coming soon.
𝙿𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝟺 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝟻 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚙𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙳𝚘𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎. 𝙸 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝙻𝚎𝚗𝚊 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚍𝚞𝚋𝚋𝚎𝚍 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚊 "𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚛𝚘𝚎." 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝙱𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙰𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝙰𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍. (IG: deadinhollywoodzine)
Hard at work on issue #10 of the zine Dead in Hollywood. Thanks for “Find a Death” for sharing this!