10.28.2013

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF DOROTHY KILGALLEN


During her 35-year career as a gossip columnist, crime reporter and panelist on the weekly TV game show, "What's My Line?," Dorothy Kilgallen ("Dolly Mae" to her friends), was a fearless journalist who broke major stories, and was the only reporter to interview Lee Harvey Oswald's killer, Jack Ruby.


Her biggest case yet -- investigating President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and finding fault with the official story -- became the last one she ever pursued. She died mysteriously in November 1965, after being threatened, but the cops never probed further.

  
Thanks to reruns on the Game Show Network, fans are still talking about Dorothy, including Larry King of CNN, and Dominick Dunne, who wrote about her in Vanity Fair. Now, shocking new information has emerged.
 

"Dorothy Kilgallen was a dear friend of mine. I'm writing a book now and I have a whole chapter on her. She was madly in love with Johnny Ray and Johnny Ray was crazy about her. The only woman he ever slept with in his life was her. To this day, the files are open in the New York police department on how she died. They never solved the case. 


They alleged that she died from an overdose of barbituates, but I know for a fact that she wasn't taking anything at the time. She felt like she was being poisoned. And I think that's what happened. Once she started writing the book on the Kennedy assassination, I think somebody came in there and poisoned her." Steve Rossi




November 8, 1965, this talented but fragile star was found dead in her bedroom. She was only fifty-two years old. The medical examiner issued a report two days later that said Dorothy Kilgallen died of “acute ethanol and barbiturate intoxication – circumstances undetermined.”


Ms. Kilgallen had been the last to interview Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald. She told friends his revelations were shocking proof of a conspiracy that killed John F. Kennedy.


She died on November 8, 1965. Her autopsy report took eight days. She was 52 years old. Two days later Mrs. Earl T. Smith, a close friend of Miss Kilgallen's died of undetermined causes.



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JACK RUBY CONSPIRACY 50 YEARS LATER
THE JFK ASSASSINATION: 48 YEARS AGO TODAY
ANOTHER JFK CONSPIRACY... SECRET JACKIE TAPES REVEALED 
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: PETER LAWFORD 


"To anyone that actually believes Lee Harvey Oswald had anything to do with the execution of JFK.... "I am convinced Oswald did not fire a shot nor was he in control of anything...I don't believe he even knew JFK was to be executed that day...and you know, even if I play "devil's advocate" and say he was involved....the REALITY is ... Osawald could NOT have ordered the stand down of the Dallas PD, The Secret Service, the National Guard, nor altered the parade route... 

Oswald could have controlled the entire amerikkkan media to go along with the official and fairytale story of the Warren commission for the past 50 years, nor keep the Zapruder film hidden from public view for so many years, Oswald could NOT have caused ALL the deaths of the witnesses and accomplices in the murder of JFK, Ferry, Ruby, George Senator, Tom Howard. Gary Underhill Guy Bannister, , Dr. Mary Sherman, Roger D. Craig , Lee Bowers, Dorothy Kilgallen, Mary Pinchot, Malcolm Wallace, Lucien Sarti, Charles Willoughby, Thomas Davis, Richard Cain, Dave Yarras, Sam Giancana, Jimmy Hoffa, Roland Masferrer, Johnny Roselli , George De Mohrenschildt, Charlie Nicoletti, Carlos Prio and the list goes on and on. 

Could Oswald have appointed the members of the Warren Commission, could he have come up with the ‘single magic bullet theory”, could he have arranged for his own killing by Ruby… Could he have gone to Russia and then welcomed back into the US with a wife , without a debriefing, could he have unknowingly worked out of the same office as Guy Bannister, could he have hired men to impersonate him, could he have killed Tippit, could he be questioned relentlessly for hours by the Dallas PD and FBI and remain cool calm and collected , could he have been on the 2nd floor just seconds after allegedly shooting JFK on the 6th floor...too many impossibilities and too many coincidences...." - Guido Colacci

10.27.2013

MUSIC LEGEND LOU REED DIED TODAY AT 71

LOU REED RIP

To our neighbors:

What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us. Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.

Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!
Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.

Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.

— Laurie Anderson
his loving wife and eternal friend

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician and songwriter. After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades.


After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1972. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", but subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate. In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive...



"Today the world lost a true genius...an American genius. And I lost a dear beloved brother...Lou Reed. Some of the highest points in my career and life have been spent either in the studio or on stage with Lou. 

 
Thank God he wrote so many brilliant songs that we can continue to enjoy. It is a beautiful legacy. I love you my dear old friend and God bless your sweet soul. I will surely miss you always"...Steve Hunter


Lou Reed Dies at 71
by Michael Gallucci October 27, 2013 2:00 PM


Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. No cause of death has been reported, but the Velvet Underground leader and legendary solo artist underwent a liver transplant in May.

Rolling Stone is reporting that Reed passed away earlier today. He spent more than 50 years making music, first with the influential Velvet Underground in the mid ’60s and then as a solo artist, starting in the early ’70s with a string of terrific records.

His career has been marked with milestones and several landmark records, including the Velvet Underground’s first four albums and ’70s solo classics like ‘Transformer’ and ‘Berlin.’

In May, Reed had liver transplant surgery. A month later, it was reported that he was “up and strong” following the procedure. He even sat down for an interview with The Guardian, in which he was his typically biting self, firing shots at the NSA’s then-recent spying allegations. READ MORE

10.25.2013

**NEW UPDATE** MEDICAL EXAMINER: BULLET CAUSED DEATH OF JOHN DAHLINGER

Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The death certificate for John Dahlinger, the man killed last week in his girlfriend's Northeast Side apartment, shows he died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Dahlinger's longtime girlfriend discovered him dead about 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in her unit in the 2000 block of Krislin St. NE, police said.


Police last week said Dahlinger died of blunt force trauma and other injuries. The death certificate lists only a gunshot wound as the cause of death and it says he was assaulted by an unknown assailant.

Kent County Medical Examiner Stephen Cohle said a bullet was likely a contributing cause of Dahlinger's death. He said Dahlinger also was beaten with an unknown object multiple times in the head and facial area, causing lacerations and brain trauma.

Cohle said he did not find a bullet, however.

Crimemapping knew this was a gun incident early on...question is...where is the bullet? did the shooting come first or the beating?

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**MURDER UPDATE** JOHN DAHLINGER BEATEN, SHOT AND HEART ATTACK 

MURDER VICTIM: SON OF JOHN COTE DAHLINGER: PRINCE OF DEARBORN

JOHN DAHLINGER: SECRET LIFE?

EVANGELINE COTE'S GRANDSON JOHN C DAHLINGER MURDERED

THE SECRET LIFE OF HENRY FORD BY JOHN COTE DAHLINGER

EVANGELINE COTE DAHLINGER AND THE DAHLINGER ESTATE

RAY DAHLINGER & SECRET LIFE: GUEST POST FROM STEPHEN OLSON

10.24.2013

THE GODFATHER OF ZOMBIES FILMS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!


The Night of the Living Dead was the scariest movie to me...I went to a theater in 1974 to see it and I have never watched it again...


Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 black-and-white American independent horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally.


Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release owing to explicit content, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." The film has entered the public domain due to an error by the distributor.


The story follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbara (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters which later became known in popular culture as zombies. Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five subsequent Living Dead films (1978–2010) also directed by Romero, and has inspired remakes


VIEW THE DETROIT LIVES FULL DOCUMENTARY WITH JOHNNY KNOXVILLE

 

Once the fourth-largest metropolis in America—some have called it the Death of the American Dream. Today, the young people of the Motor City are making it their own DIY paradise where rules are second to passion and creativity. They are creating the new Detroit on their own terms, against real adversity.


In it, Knoxville cruises the streets in a vintage Cadillac convertible talking to various local names -- Slows BBQ owner Phil Cooley and the Dirtbombs' Ko Melina and Zack Weedon among them -- and highlights what's being done to move the city forward -- instead of harping on where the city went wrong. "I can't believe there's nothing positive here, so we came to see what else is going on," the "Jackass" host says in the opening.


JUDGE OVERTURNS SKAKEL CONVICTION IN MARTHA MOXELY MURDER!!



Martha Moxley, pictured above in 1974, lived across the street from Skakel and had been at his house with a group of friends the night before she was killed. The case languished for decades until a one-judge grand jury in 2000 concluded there was enough evidence to charge Michael Skakel with murder.


News today...a Connecticut judge has ordered a new trial, saying the defense lawyer failed Kennedy cousin, Michael Skakel in part by not suggesting his older brother might have killed Martha Moxley in Greenwich 38 years ago.


We totally agree! Never thought Michael was capable of that type of violent narcissistic behavior... but his brother and his friends? ABSOLUTELY...


Michael Skakel, pictured in April, has been granted a new trial in his neighbor Martha Moxley's 1975 slaying. (Jason Rearick / Associated Press / April 30, 2013)




October 30, 1975: In the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, the night before Halloween was commonly known as "mischief night" or sometimes "doorbell night". On this particular evening, 15-year-old Martha Moxley, and her friends, set out for an night of harmless pranks; spraying shaving cream, throwing eggs and toilet paper around the neighborhood before stopping at the home of Tommy and Michael Skakel.


The Skakel brothers were well know in the neighborhood for their behavior and lack of discipline -- and also because they were the nephews of Ethel Skakel-Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy.



The Moxley's and Skakel's lived in Belle Haven, a gated community in Greenwich, an affluent area of town where Hollywood actors live and former President George Bush grew up.

Sometime between 9:30 and 11 p.m. that night, Martha left the Skakel house. Home was only 150 yards away, but Martha never made it. Martha's body was found the next day under a tree in her back yard. Her jeans and underwear had been pulled down, but there was no apparent evidence of sexual assault. She had been beaten so hard with a 6-iron that the shaft had shattered. A jagged piece of it was used to stab her through the neck.


Police later learned that the club was part an expensive, Toney Penna, set which had belonged to Tommy and Michael Skakel's mother Anne. Mrs. Skakel had died of cancer two years earlier leaving her husband Rushton to raise their large and reportedly unruly family. Their son, Tommy, then 17, was said to be the last person seen with Martha. According to Martha's diary, she had fended off several past attempts by Skakel to "get to first and second base," said Martha's mother, Dorthy Moxley.


The day Martha's battered body was found, Greenwich police did a cursory search of the house with Rushton Skakel's permission, but they never obtained a warrant to do a thorough search. This lack of a warrant in the investigation led to accusations of "special treatment" for the well-connected, influential family. Full Story


10.23.2013

THE LONG SHADOW OF VINCENT PRICE...


The most frightening horror film to me was House of Wax... Fabulous Vincent Price never frightened me again as he did in that 1953 scary movie...


House of Wax is a 1953 American horror film starring Vincent Price. It is a remake of Warners' Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), without the comic relief featured in the earlier film, and was directed by André de Toth. It is perhaps the best-known film from the 3-D film craze of the 1950s. In 2005, Warner Bros. distributed a new film called House of Wax, but its plot is very unlike the one used in the two earlier films.



House of Wax was the first color 3-D feature from a major American studio and premiered just two days after the Columbia Pictures film Man in the Dark, the first major-studio black-and-white 3-D feature. It was also the first 3-D film with stereophonic sound to be presented in a regular movie theater. It premiered nationwide on April 10, 1953 and went out for a general release on April 25, 1953.

Gene Tierney and Vincent Price

Despite his lasting association with the world of horror, Price started out as a character actor. He made his film debut in 1938 with Service de Luxe and established himself in the film Laura (1944), opposite Gene Tierney, directed by Otto Preminger. He also played Joseph Smith in the movie Brigham Young (1940) and William Gibbs McAdoo in Wilson (1944) as well as a pretentious priest in The Keys of the Kingdom (1944).


Price's first venture into the horror genre was in the 1939 Boris Karloff film Tower of London. The following year he portrayed the title character in the film The Invisible Man Returns (a role he reprised in a vocal cameo at the end of the 1948 horror-comedy spoof Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein).


In 1946, Price reunited with Tierney in two notable films, Dragonwyck and Leave Her to Heaven. There were also many villainous roles in film noir thrillers like The Web (1947), The Long Night (1947), Rogues' Regiment (1948), and The Bribe (1949) with Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Charles Laughton. 


Vincent Price was married three times and fathered a son, Vincent Barrett Price, with his first wife, former actress Edith Barrett. Price and his second wife, Mary Grant Price, donated hundreds of works of art and a large amount of money to East Los Angeles College in the early 1960s in order to endow the Vincent Price Art Museum there.

The Vincent Price Art Museum was built to house art works and present exhibits. Their daughter, Mary Victoria Price, was born in 1962. His daughter was named Victoria, because of Price's first major success, the play Victoria Regina.

Price's last marriage was to the Australian actress Coral Browne, who appeared with him (as one of his victims) in Theatre of Blood (1973). He converted to Catholicism to marry her, and she became a U.S. citizen for him.

Price often spoke of his pleasure at playing Egghead in the Batman television series. One of his co-stars, Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), said Price was her favorite villain in the series. In an often-repeated anecdote from the set of Batman, Price, after a take was printed, started throwing eggs at series stars Adam West and Burt Ward, and when asked to stop, replied, "With a full artillery? Not a chance!", causing an eggfight to erupt on the soundstage.


Price suffered from emphysema, a result of being a lifelong smoker, and Parkinson's disease; his symptoms were especially severe during the filming of Edward Scissorhands, making it necessary to cut his filming schedule short.

His illness also contributed to his retirement from Mystery! He died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993, at UCLA Medical Center at the age of 82. He was cremated and his ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California..



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