Marilyn of Avalon

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Deathiversary: Steam McQueen

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35 Years.

This is a photo of my husband and me with heartthrob Tab Hunter in 2016. Hunter had been with his partner, Allan Glaser, for 35 years when he passed away yesterday, July 8. β€œWe were walking home, and he collapsed in my arms in our front yard," said Glaser. "He said he couldn’t breathe, so I called 911, and we went to the hospital . . . This was sudden and unexpected.” A blood clot caused Hunter to go into cardiac arrest. I hope Glaser finds a little peace in knowing that his and Hunter's relationship has been an inspiration to us. I hope I'm lucky enough to get to spend 35 years with my husband. 

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The Girl(s) He Left Behind

Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood in publicity stills for the Warner Brothers movie β€œThe Girl He Left Behind (1953).” They also starred together in the movie "The Burning Hills (1956)." Hunter died of a heart attack yesterday, June 8. He was 86. 

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Tab Hunter (July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018)

Rest in power Tab Hunter. 🌈 By chance, I posted a variation of this edit on Saturday. Hunter passed away yesterday, June 8, at the age of 86. His partner calls the death β€œunexpected and sudden.” This photo is of Hunter sharing a laugh with Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood at the Academy Awards.

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L.A. Zine Fest

L.A. Zine Fest was a blast. I brought 200 copies of Dead in Hollywood with me and I sold out! How did that even happen?!?! A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our table and a humongous thank you to the good folks at L.A. Zine Fest. I am overwhelmed by the support! Tabling at LA Zine Fest was a goal of mine when I started Dead in Hollywood exactly one year ago and I did it! I'm feeling so inspired. I can't wait to see where the next year takes us!