Dead in Hollywood: Marilyn of Avalon

Pick up a copy of our latest issue of the fanzine Dead in Hollywood: Marilyn of Avalon (Issue #11). We’ll be tabling at tomorrow’s 2019 Long Beach Zine Fest. If anyone is in Long Beach, CA tomorrow stop by and say hi. I’d love to meet more of you! We’ll be at Expo Arts Center 4321 Atlantic AveLong Beach, CA 90807 from 11am-5pm.

30 Years Ago: The Menendez Brothers (Issue 3)

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Dorothy Stratten and the 13 Thousand Dollar Bathtub

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On our way to opening night of OUTFEST to watch the documentary β€œCircus of Books.” Circus of Books was the first place that was willing to sell my zines. I remember the owner, Karen Mason, saying, β€œWhy are you doing this? There’s no money in zines.” 😁 I found her candor refreshing and inspiring. Circus of Books gave me the courage and confidence to create. 2 years and 15 issues later, here we are.

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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 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!


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)

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Fold. Staple. Repeat.

Cha, cha, cha... join us tomorrow in Long Beach, CA from 11AM - 5PM for the π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πš π™΅πšŠπš’πš› & π™΅πšŽπšœπšπš’πšŸπšŠπš• 𝚊𝚝 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. It’s free and it’s going to really fucking cool! Art work on the walls, zines on the tables. And my first Spanish edition of Dead in Hollywood…  MπšžπšŽπš›πšπš˜ πšŽπš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: π™»πšžπš™πšŽ πš…Γ©πš•πšŽπš£ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš›πšŠπš—πšœπš•πšŠπšπšŽπš πš‹πš’ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš–πšŠπš£πš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŠπš•πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš πšπš’πšŠπš— πšƒπšŠπšŒπšŠπšπ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. 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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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 β€œToy Story” 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 β€œnegro male.” Turns out, kids don’t make great eyewitnesses. I will be covering Paul Stine’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 isn’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: β€œI would marvel at how she’d β€˜turn on’ when she was walking and knew men were looking at her. She’d do β€˜the walk’ 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!”

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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.” Mansfield's death certificate notes a β€œcrushed skull with avulsion (forcible separation or detachment) of cranium and brain.” Her skull was cracked or sliced open, and a sizeable piece of it was carried away. Kenneth Anger’s 1975 "Hollywood Babylon" contains the "controversial" photo of Mansfield's wrecked Electra which shows Mansfield’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.” "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 β€˜gets’ 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 haven’t held someone in your arms on Catalina, what are you doing with your life?

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