Marilyn of the Morgue

πšƒπš πš˜ πš›πš˜πš•πš•πšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πš•πš– πšπšŽπšŠπšπšžπš›πš’πš—πš πš™πš‘πš˜πšπš˜πšœ 𝚘𝚏 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š—πšŠπš”πšŽπš πšŒπš˜πš›πš™πšœπšŽ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš›πšŽπš–πšŠπ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šŽπšŠπš›πš•πš’ πšœπš’πš‘ 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜 πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πš‘πšŽπš› πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘. "πš‚πšŒπšŠπš—πšπšŠπš•πš˜πšžπšœ: πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™³πšŽπšŠπšπš‘ 𝚘𝚏 π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ," 𝚊 𝚍𝚘𝚌𝚞-πšœπšŽπš›πš’πšŽπšœ πš™πš›πšŽπš–πš’πšŽπš›πš’πš—πš πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’, πšπšŽπšŠπšπšžπš›πšŽπšœ πšŠπš— πš’πš—πšπšŽπš›πšŸπš’πšŽπš  πš πš’πšπš‘ πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš˜πš— 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 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š‘πš˜ πšŒπšŠπš™πšπšžπš›πšŽπš πšπš‘πšŽ πš’πš–πšŠπšπšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš πš’πšŒπš˜πš— 𝚊𝚜 πšœπš‘πšŽ πš•πšŠπš’ πš˜πš— 𝚊 πšπš›πšŠπš’ πš’πš—πšœπš’πšπšŽ 𝚊 π™»πš˜πšœ π™°πš—πšπšŽπš•πšŽπšœ πš–πš˜πš›πšπšžπšŽ.

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Pick up a copy of the fanzine Dead in Hollywood: Sharon Tate” and β€œHere Lies Sharon Tate” at BOOK SHOW L.A. bookstore ( 5503 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042) starting today! Every issue of β€œHere Lies Sharon Tate” comes with a blade of grass from Tate’s grave.

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It’s finally here! This one has been a long time in the making. β€œDead in Hollywood: Here Lies Sharon Tate” with original photos by me, Castroburger. Starting tomorrow, a select number of issues will include a blade of grass from the grave of Sharon Tate. BOOK SHOW L.A. is selling copies at their store in Highland Park, CA - 5503 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

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Deathiversary: There's Always Todd Tomorrow

π™»πšŠπšœπš πš’πšŽπšŠπš› πš˜πš— π™Ήπšžπš•πš’ πŸΎπšπš‘, 𝟸𝟢𝟷𝟾, πšƒπšŠπš‹ π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πšπš’πšŽπš 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 πš‘πšŽπšŠπš›πš πšŠπšπšπšŠπšŒπš”. π™·πšŽ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝟾𝟼. π™Έπš— πšπš‘πšŽ 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟢𝚜, π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πšπšŽπšπš’πš—πšŽπš πšπš‘πšŽ πšπšŽπš›πš– "π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš π™·πšŽπšŠπš›πšπšπš‘πš›πš˜πš‹." 𝙰 "πšπšŠπš— πšπšŠπšŸπš˜πš›πš’πšπšŽ" πš πš‘πš˜ πšœπš™πšŽπš—πš πš–πš˜πšœπš 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš’πšœ πš•πš’πšπšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš•πš˜πšœπšŽπš. π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πšπš’πš—πšŠπš•πš•πš’ πšŒπ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š—πš-πšœπšπšŠπš—πšπš’πš—πš πš›πšžπš–πš˜πš›πšœ" 𝚘𝚏 πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚐𝚊𝚒 πš’πš— πš‘πš’πšœ 𝟸𝟢𝟢𝟻 πšŠπšžπšπš˜πš‹πš’πš˜πšπš›πšŠπš™πš‘πš’, "πšƒπšŠπš‹ π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› π™²πš˜πš—πšπš’πšπšŽπš—πšπš’πšŠπš•." π™Έπš'𝚜 πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚠𝚘 πš‹πš˜πš˜πš”πšœ 𝙸'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š›πšŽπšŠπšπš’πš—πš 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πš–πšŽπš—πš - πšπš‘πšŽ πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš "πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™½πš’πšπš‘πš πš‚πšπšŠπš•πš”πšŽπš›: πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™»πš’πšπšŽ πšŠπš—πš π™²πš›πš’πš–πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πšŒπš‘πšŠπš›πš πšπšŠπš–πš’πš›πšŽπš£ "πš‹πš’ π™Ώπš‘πš’πš•πš’πš™ π™²πšŠπš›πš•πš˜. π™·πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πšœπšŠπš’πš 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš’πšœ πš‹πš˜πš˜πš”: "𝙸 πšπš‘πš˜πšžπšπš‘πš, 'π™»πš˜πš˜πš”, 𝚐𝚎𝚝 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šŽ'𝚜 πš–πš˜πšžπšπš‘ πšŠπš—πš πš—πš˜πš πšπš›πš˜πš– πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ πš‘πš˜πš›πšœπšŽ'𝚜 𝚊𝚜𝚜 πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› 𝙸'πš– 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚍 πšŠπš—πš πšπš˜πš—πšŽ.'"

Dead in England: St. Dunstan's Churchyard

π™³πšŽπš‹πšžπšπš’πš—πš πš–πš’ πš•πšŠπšπšŽπšœπš πš£πš’πš—πšŽ, "π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™΄πš—πšπš•πšŠπš—πš: πš‚πš. π™³πšžπš—πšœπšπšŠπš—'𝚜 π™²πš‘πšžπš›πšŒπš‘πš’πšŠπš›πš" πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’, π™ΌπšŠπš’ πŸΈπŸΌπšπš‘ 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝙻.𝙰. πš‰πš’πš—πšŽ π™΅πšŽπšœπš 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™·πšŽπš•πš–πšœ π™±πšŠπš”πšŽπš›πš’ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 πš†πšŠπšœπš‘πš’πš—πšπšπš˜πš— π™±πš•πšŸπš., π™²πšžπš•πšŸπšŽπš› π™²πš’πšπš’, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟢𝟸𝟹𝟸). πš‚πšπš˜πš™ πš‹πš’ πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚊𝚒 πš‘πš’ πšŠπš—πš πš™πš’πšŒπš” πšžπš™ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ πš£πš’πš—πšŽπšœ! 𝙸 πš™πš›πš˜πš–πš’πšœπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞, πš’πš'πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πšœπš πšπšžπš— 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’! 

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The First Time...

πšƒπš˜πš—πš’πšπš‘πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πš–πš’ 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 𝚊 πš‘πšŠπš›πš πšŒπš˜πš™πš’ 𝚘𝚏 "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™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™»πš’πšŸπšŽπšœ π™·πšŽπš›πšŽ." 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš—'𝚝 πš‹πšŽπšπš’πš— 𝚝𝚘 πšπšŽπšœπšŒπš›πš’πš‹πšŽ πš‘πš˜πš  𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 πšπš‘πšŠπš πšπšŽπšŽπš•πšœ πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πšœπ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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š’πšπšŠπš•πš•πš’. 𝙸 πšœπš™πšŽπš—πš 𝚊 πš•πš˜πš 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πš–πšŽ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš’πšœπšœπšžπšŽ. π™Έπš'𝚜 πš™πš›πš˜πš‹πšŠπš‹πš•πš’ πš–πš’ πšπšŠπšŸπš˜πš›πš’πšπšŽ πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚒𝚎𝚝. πš‚πš˜πš–πšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’πšŽπšœ πšœπšŽπšŽπš– 𝚝𝚘 πšœπšπš’πšŒπš” πš πš’πšπš‘ πš–πšŽ πš•πš˜πš—πšπšŽπš›. π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ'𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πš˜πšœπšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’πšŽπšœ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš—'𝚝 πšœπšŽπšŽπš– 𝚝𝚘 πšœπš‘πšŠπš”πšŽ. π™·πšŽπš› πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’ πš’πšœ πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš›πš’πšžπš–πš™πš‘ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 πšŒπš˜πš—πšœπšπšŠπš—πš πšŠπšπšŸπšŽπš›πšœπš’πšπš’. 𝙸 πšœπš‘πšŠπš›πšŽ 𝚊 πš—πšžπš–πš‹πšŽπš› 𝚘𝚏 πš™πšŽπš›πšœπš˜πš—πšŠπš• πšœπšπš˜πš›πš’πšŽπšœ πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš–πšŽ πš–πš˜πšŸπš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 𝙻.𝙰. πšŠπš—πš πšπš’πšœπšŒπš˜πšŸπšŽπ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š— 𝚊 πšπš’πšπš πšœπ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šŽπš›πšŽ πšœπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πšŽπš. π™΄πš•πšœπšŽπš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš’πšœπšœπšžπšŽ, 𝙸 πšœπš‘πšŠπš›πšŽ 𝚊 πš‹πšžπš—πšŒπš‘ 𝚘𝚏 πš™πš‘πš˜πšπš˜πšπš›πšŠπš™πš‘πšœ 𝙸 πšπš˜πš˜πš” πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš™πšŠπšœπš πš πš’πš—πšπšŽπš› 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πšŽπš› πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘ πšŠπšπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ - 𝚊 πš‹πšŽπšŠπšžπšπš’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š˜πš— π™΅πš˜πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’πš— π™°πšŸπšŽ. πš’πš— πš†πšŽπšœπš π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš. π™Ώπš’πšŒπš” πšžπš™ 𝚊 πšŒπš˜πš™πš’ HERE πš˜πš› πš’πš 𝚒𝚘𝚞'πš›πšŽ πš’πš— π™»πš˜πš—πš π™±πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘ πšπ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šπš‘πšŽ π™ΌπšžπšœπšŽπšžπš– 𝚘𝚏 π™»πšŠπšπš’πš— π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— π™°πš›πš πšŠπš—πš πš™πš’πšŒπš” πšžπš™ 𝚊 πšŒπš˜πš™πš’. πš†πšŽ'πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ 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›πš˜πš  πšπš›πš˜πš– πŸ·πŸ·π™°π™Ό - πŸ»π™Ώπ™Ό (𝙼𝙾𝙻𝙰𝙰 - 𝟼𝟸𝟾 π™°πš•πšŠπš–πš’πšπš˜πšœ π™°πšŸπšŽ, π™»πš˜πš—πš π™±πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟢𝟾𝟢𝟸).  I


Girl Power! Cha, cha, cha...

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

Tomorrow! Dead in Hollywood at MOLAA in Long Beach, CA

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 π™°πš•πšŠπš–πš’πšπš˜πšœ π™°πšŸπšŽ, π™»πš˜πš—πš π™±πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟢𝟾𝟢𝟸)

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Dead in Hollywood: Cemetery Boy

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.