MARILYN MONROE’S LAST DAY: A TIMELINE

The one and only Marilyn Monroe was found dead on this day back in 1962. When celebrity photographer George Barris made a trip to L.A. to photograph Marilyn in June, less than two months before her passing, he had no idea it would be the last time he would see his dear friend, collaborator and…

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

When John Wayne Gacy wasn't busy commiting gruesome crimes and burying young men in his crawl space he liked to flex his civic mindedness. In 1975 Gacy was appointed as the director of Chicago's annual Polish Constitution Day Parade. He would hold that position through 1978. At the reception party for the parade, Gacy had…

DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: THE STORY OF EUGENE

On a balmy summer day in June of 1929 a man was discovered deceased in a ditch near the intersection of 3C Highway and Borum Road in rural Sabina, Ohio. He was taken to Littleton Funeral Home where he was examined and embalmed. It was estimated the man was between 50 to 80 years old.…

THE BEVERLY HILLS SUPPER CLUB TRAGEDY

Today marks 43 years since the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. My parents used to visit this establishment on special occasions and were supposed to be there just a few days before the fire. The Beverly Hills Supper Club was the real deal. Elegant for days and if you were headed that way, especially back…