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

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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.

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The Mexican Spitfire: Lupe Velez (Coming Soon!)

MarΓ­a Guadalupe Villalobos VΓ©lez, known as Lupe VΓ©lez, is a Mexican-born silent screen star. VΓ©lez 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, VΓ©lez's popularity peaks after appearing in the Mexican Spitfire films, a series created to capitalize on VΓ©lez's well-documented fiery personality. Nicknamed The Mexican Spitfire by the media, VΓ©lez's personal life is as colorful as her onscreen persona. In the early morning hours of December 14, 1944, VΓ©lez 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!

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Dorothy Dandridge and the 27th Academy Awards

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šŠπš›πš›πš’πšŸπšŽπšœ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πŸΈπŸ½πšπš‘ π™°πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπš–πš’ π™°πš πšŠπš›πšπšœ πš˜πš— π™ΌπšŠπš›πšŒπš‘ 𝟹𝟢, 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš’πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš π™°πšπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš—-π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπšŽπš πšπš˜πš› 𝚊 πš•πšŽπšŠπšπš’πš—πš πš›πš˜πš•πšŽ. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πšœπš‘πšŠπš›πšŽπšœ πš‘πšŽπš› π™ΎπšœπšŒπšŠπ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™Άπš›πšŠπšŒπšŽ π™ΊπšŽπš•πš•πš’, π™°πšžπšπš›πšŽπš’ π™·πšŽπš™πš‹πšžπš›πš—, π™Ήπšžπšπš’ π™ΆπšŠπš›πš•πšŠπš—πš, πšŠπš—πš π™ΉπšŠπš—πšŽ πš†πš’πš–πšŠπš—. π™ΊπšŽπš•πš•πš’ πš πš’πš—πšœ πšπš˜πš› "πšƒπš‘πšŽ π™²πš˜πšžπš—πšπš›πš’ π™Άπš’πš›πš•," πš‹πšžπ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š’πšœ πšŠπš— πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πš—πš’πšπš‘πš πšœπšŽπš—πšœπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—.

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Accepting Submissions!!!

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 thehellfirepress@gmail.com for more info!

Sky Bar

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.

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Pages: Dorothy Dandridge

π™ΏπšŠπšπšŽπšœ 𝟺 πšŠπš—πš 𝟻 πšπš›πš˜πš– πšπš‘πšŽ πšžπš™πšŒπš˜πš–πš’πš—πš πš’πšœπšœπšžπšŽ 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. 𝙸 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πš’πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 π™»πšŽπš—πšŠ π™·πš˜πš›πš—πšŽ πš πš‘πš˜ πšπšžπš‹πš‹πšŽπš π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ 𝚊 "πš‹πš•πšŠπšŒπš” π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ." π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πš‹πš•πšŠπšŒπš” πš πš˜πš–πšŠπš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπšŽπš πšπš˜πš› 𝚊 π™±πšŽπšœπš π™°πšŒπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ π™°πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπš–πš’ π™°πš πšŠπš›πš. (IG: deadinhollywoodzine)

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