Deathiversary: There's Always Todd Tomorrow

๐™ป๐šŠ๐šœ๐š ๐šข๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š› ๐š˜๐š— ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿพ๐š๐š‘, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿท๐Ÿพ, ๐šƒ๐šŠ๐š‹ ๐™ท๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š’๐šŽ๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐šŠ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š”. ๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿผ. ๐™ธ๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ๐šœ, ๐™ท๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š—๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐š– "๐™ท๐š˜๐š•๐š•๐šข๐š ๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐™ท๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐š๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐š‹." ๐™ฐ "๐š๐šŠ๐š— ๐š๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŽ" ๐š ๐š‘๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š™๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š–๐š˜๐šœ๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐š•๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ๐š. ๐™ท๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š’๐š—๐šŠ๐š•๐š•๐šข ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š’๐š›๐š–๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ "๐š•๐š˜๐š—๐š-๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐šœ" ๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐šข ๐š’๐š— ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿป ๐šŠ๐šž๐š๐š˜๐š‹๐š’๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š™๐š‘๐šข, "๐šƒ๐šŠ๐š‹ ๐™ท๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š•." ๐™ธ๐š'๐šœ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š ๐š˜ ๐š‹๐š˜๐š˜๐š”๐šœ ๐™ธ'๐š– ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐š’๐š๐š๐š•๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š - ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š’๐š—๐š "๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ฝ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š‚๐š๐šŠ๐š•๐š”๐šŽ๐š›: ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ป๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐™ฒ๐š›๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š–๐š’๐š›๐šŽ๐šฃ "๐š‹๐šข ๐™ฟ๐š‘๐š’๐š•๐š’๐š™ ๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐š›๐š•๐š˜. ๐™ท๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šœ๐šŠ๐š’๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š‹๐š˜๐š˜๐š”: "๐™ธ ๐š๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘๐š, '๐™ป๐š˜๐š˜๐š”, ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š‘๐š˜๐š›๐šœ๐šŽ'๐šœ ๐š–๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐šœ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐š‘๐š˜๐š›๐šœ๐šŽ'๐šœ ๐šŠ๐šœ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ธ'๐š– ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ.'"

Dead in Hollywood L.A. Zine Fest Ads

Here are the ads I created for Dead in Hollywood on Instagram (@DEADINHOLLYWOODZINE) promoting the 2019 L.A. Zine Fest. Click through the pics to see the slideshow of ads. If you missed the L.A. Zine Fest you can pick up Dead in Hollywood zines HERE! No shipping fees!

L.A. ZINE FEST THIS SUNDAY!

๐™ท๐šŽ๐š•๐š–๐šœ ๐™ฑ๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ๐š›๐šข ๐š‹๐šž๐š’๐š•๐š๐š’๐š—๐š (๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท ๐š†๐šŠ๐šœ๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š๐š๐š˜๐š— ๐™ฑ๐š•๐šŸ๐š., ๐™ฒ๐šž๐š•๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข, ๐™ฒ๐™ฐ ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ)

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Fold. Staple. Repeat.

Cha, cha, cha... join us tomorrow in Long Beach, CA from 11AM - 5PM for the ๐™ฟ๐š›๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™ต๐šŠ๐š’๐š› & ๐™ต๐šŽ๐šœ๐š๐š’๐šŸ๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ๐šž๐š– ๐š˜๐š ๐™ป๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š— ๐™ฐ๐š–๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ฐ๐š›๐š. Itโ€™s free and itโ€™s going to really fucking cool! Art work on the walls, zines on the tables. And my first Spanish edition of Dead in Hollywoodโ€ฆ  M๐šž๐šŽ๐š›๐š๐š˜ ๐šŽ๐š— ๐™ท๐š˜๐š•๐š•๐šข๐š ๐š˜๐š˜๐š: ๐™ป๐šž๐š™๐šŽ ๐š…รฉ๐š•๐šŽ๐šฃ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐šœ๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š–๐šŠ๐šฃ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š•๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐šข๐šŠ๐š— ๐šƒ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ!  

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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. Weโ€™ll be premiering the latest three issues on NATALIE WOOD, DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, and an English and Spanish editions of LUPE VELEZ. (MOLAA - ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ ๐™ฐ๐š•๐šŠ๐š–๐š’๐š๐š˜๐šœ ๐™ฐ๐šŸ๐šŽ, ๐™ป๐š˜๐š—๐š ๐™ฑ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘, ๐™ฒ๐™ฐ ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ)

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Zodiac Was Here (Washington and Cherry)

I took a Yellow Cab to the corner of Washington and Cherry in San Francisco, California. Washington and Cherry is where the Zodiac serial killer murdered his last victim, a cab driver by the name of Paul Stine. This photo is of me and my dog, Slink - named after Slinky Dog from the movie โ€œToy Storyโ€ standing in front of one of the houses Zodiac passed while making his escape. Police officers even stopped Zodiac, but let him go because they were looking for a โ€œnegro male.โ€ Turns out, kids donโ€™t make great eyewitnesses. I will be covering Paul Stineโ€™s murder in an upcoming Zodiac Zine. For now, check out ZODIAC ZINE - VOLUME ONE: THE LAKE HERMAN ROAD MURDERS.

Marilyn of Avalon

Before she was Marilyn Monroe, she was Norma Jeane Daughtry. At 16, Norma Jeane has two options: Ship off to yet another orphanage, or marry the boy-next-door and set sail for Catalina - an island off the coast of Southern California. Norma Jeane is no dumb blonde - she isnโ€™t even a blonde. According to Norma Jeane's soon-to-be-husband, James Daughtry, the island paradise is where Marilyn Monroe is born. In an interview, Dougherty says: โ€œI would marvel at how sheโ€™d โ€˜turn onโ€™ when she was walking and knew men were looking at her. Sheโ€™d do โ€˜the walkโ€™ seen later in millions of her films, but back then, she was just learning to do it, and she was very, very good at it!โ€

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Jayne Mansfield: Doll Parts

Doll Parts: Jayne Mansfield is en route to New Orleans after an appearance in Biloxi, Mississippi when a dense insecticide fog of anti-mosquito spray drifts across the highway. Mansfield is set to appear on WDSU's Midday Show the following day, but at 2:25AM on June 29, 1967, Mansfield's '66 Buick Electra crashes into the tractor-trailer, shearing off the top of the Electra. The three adults in the front seat - Mansfield, her lawyer/companion, and their 20-year-old driver - die instantly. Mansfield's children sleep in the backseat and survive with minor injuries. The gruesome crash scene photos spawn one of Hollywood's darkest legends. At the time of Mansfield's death, rumors circulate that the star was decapitated in the car crash. The stories are fueled by photos of the star's blonde hair tangled in the car's windshield. Although Mansfield's mode of death is gruesome, she was not beheaded. Scalping is a closer description of Mansfield's fate - according to the police report, "the upper portion of this white female's head was severed.โ€ Mansfield's death certificate notes a โ€œcrushed skull with avulsion (forcible separation or detachment) of cranium and brain.โ€ Her skull was cracked or sliced open, and a sizeable piece of it was carried away. Kenneth Angerโ€™s 1975 "Hollywood Babylon" contains the "controversial" photo of Mansfield's wrecked Electra which shows Mansfieldโ€™s dead dog lying beside the car as well as a clump of blonde hair. 

Orphans in the Moonlight

"I didn't feel like a married woman. The most important thing my marriage did for me was to end forever my status as orphan," Marilyn says in her autobiography, "My Story.โ€ "Jim was a nice husband. He never hurt me or upset me - except on one subject. He wanted a baby." The thought of having a baby makes the hairs on Norma Jeane's arm stand on end. Can you blame a child bride for not wanting to bring a kid into this world? Daughtry - who she calls either Jimmie or Daddy - never truly โ€˜getsโ€™ Norma Jeane. "She was just a housewife," remembers Jimmie/Daddy, "We used to go down to the beach and have luaus on Saturday nights." The couple's favorite song is Glen Miller's "Moonlight Serenade." They listen to it together on the beach in Avalon and dreamily hold each other in their arms. If you havenโ€™t held someone in your arms on Catalina, what are you doing with your life?

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Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 โ€“ June 7, 1937)

โ€ฆHarlow, Jean. Picture of a beauty queen. Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 โ€“ June 7, 1937) is famous for her roles in movies like โ€œHellโ€™s Angel,โ€ "Dinner at Eight,โ€ and โ€œSaratoga.โ€ Harlow dies at the age of 26 during the filming of โ€œSaratoga.โ€ On May 29, 1937, Harlow is shooting a scene in which the character she is playing has a fever. Harlow is clearly sicker than her character, and when she leans against co-star Clark Gable between scenes, says, "I feel terrible. Get me back to my dressing room." Harlow starts feeling better on June 3rd and her co-workers totally expect her back on set June 7th. Gable, who visits her during her time off, later says that she was severely bloated and that he smelled urine on her breath when he kissed herโ€”both signs of kidney failure. On June 6th, the day before she is due back on set, Harlow is taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, where she slips into a coma. The next day at 11:37 am, Harlow dies in the hospital at the age of 26. In the doctor's press release, the cause of death is given as cerebral edema, a complication of kidney failure. Hospital records mention uremia - the condition of having โ€œurea in the blood.โ€ Urea is one of the primary components of urine. One of the MGM writers later says, "The day Baby died there wasn't one sound in the commissary for three hours.โ€ Spencer Tracy writes in his diary, "Jean Harlow died today. Grand gal." MGM closes on the day of her funeral, June 9. She is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale in the Great Mausoleum in a private room of multicolored marble. 

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Famous Last Words: "Is Everybody OK?"

As Robert F. Kennedy lays mortally wounded in the Ambassador Hotelโ€™s kitchen area, busboy Juan Romero cradles Kennedy's head and places a rosary in his hand. Kennedy asks Romero: "Is everybody OK?" Romero responds, "Yes, everybody's OK." Kennedy then turns away and says, "Everything's going to be OK.โ€ This moment is captured by Life magazine photog Bill Eppridge and Boris Yaro of the Los Angeles Times and becomes the iconic image of the presidential hopefulโ€™s assassination. A witness states that a female in a polka-dot dress repeatedly exclaims, "We killed him! We killed him!โ€ before running away - video footage of her testimony can be seen in the new Netflix series "Bobby Kennedy for Presidentโ€ - I highly recommend watching the 4-part series. Kennedy is shot three times. One bullet is fired at a range of about 1 inch (2.5 cm) and enters behind his right ear, dispersing fragments throughout his brain. The other two enter at the rear of his right armpit; one exits from his chest and the other lodges in the back of his neck. Despite extensive neurosurgery to remove the bullet and bone fragments from his brain, Kennedy is pronounced dead at 1:44AM on June 6, nearly 26 hours after the shooting. This past week, it is revealed that two of Kennedyโ€™s children want a new investigation into his death. Robert Kennedy Jr. believes someone else - and not Sirhan Sirhan - shot his father. Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan in prison earlier this year. (Fun fact: Robert Kennedy Jr.'s wife is, โ€œCurb Your Enthusiasmโ€ actress, Cheryl Hines. Haines waited outside in the car for two hours while Kennedy spoke with his fatherโ€™s assassin. #deadinhollywood #robertfkennedy #ambassadorhotel #midwilshire #losangeles #hollywood #truecrime #zines 

R.I.P. Robert Kennedy

On this primary night, letโ€™s not forget that 50 years ago today on June 5, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is mortally wounded after winning Californiaโ€™s Democratic presidential primary. Kennedy addresses his supporters at 12:10AM in the Ambassador Hotelโ€™s Embassy Room Ballroom in the Mid-Wilshire district of L.A. - at this time, the secret service only provides protection for incumbent presidents but not for presidential candidates. Kennedy ends his speech by stating: "My thanks to all of you; and now itโ€™s on to Chicago, and letโ€™s win there!โ€ He is supposed to walk through the ballroom, but William Barry, Kennedyโ€™s bodyguard and former FBI agent, stops him and says, โ€œNo, itโ€™s been changed. Weโ€™re going this way.โ€ He clears the way for Kennedy to go left through swinging doors to the kitchen corridor, but Kennedy is hemmed in by the crowd and follows maรฎtre d' Karl Uecker through a back exit. Uecker leads Kennedy through the kitchen area, holding his right wrist but releasing it as Kennedy shakes hands with well-wishers. Uecker and Kennedy start down a passageway narrowed by an ice machine against the right wall and a steam table to the left. Kennedy turns to his left and shakes hands with busboy Juan Romeroโ€”just as his assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, steps down from a low tray-stacker beside the ice machine, rushes past Uecker, and repeatedly fires a .22 caliber revolver...

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Poltergeist Turns 36!

Poltergeist was released 36 years ago today. Five months after its release Dominique Dunne, the teenage daughter in the film, is strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend. A few years later, Heather Oโ€™Rourke who plays the iconic role of Carol Anne dies at the age of 12 from โ€œcardiac arrest caused by septic shock.โ€ Some believe the movie to be cursed. โ˜ ๏ธ All that I know is the movie scared the shit out of me as a kid and it still does! On a side note, I always thought it was so great that the parents smoked pot and werenโ€™t druggies or losers. They were just your normal parents. Check out Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7) for the tragic story of Dominique Dunne (click on "Store" above).