A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective will speak to reporters Friday about the decision to take another look at Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Wood‘s nighttime demise in the chilly waters off Southern California on Nov. 29, 1981.” reports The Associated Press via The LA Times today.
Reuters is reporting that Robert Wagner, Woods husband at the time of her drowning death off a yacht, is not a suspect. The Huffingtonpost looks at Wagner’s words: “”Nobody knows,” Wagner wrote in his best-selling memoir “Pieces of My Heart,” published in 2008.”
The mystery death of Natalie Woods remains one of Hollywood’s unsolved stories.
I am reminded of the classic New Zealand saying, “It’s not [yachts] that kill people… It’s the [champagne privileges of people while yachting] that kills people.”
Of course, I always felt this rather pious saying, was naive on this issue of maritime recreation of the stars.
Meanwhile Natalie Hershlag aka Natalie Portman better be getting ready for Oscars hosting duties, 2012.
[Billboard Art via Weideman Gallery, Hollywood, LA]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.11~
The UK Daily Mail link James Dean and Dame Eilzabeth Taylor together in a Hollywood news article. Go here to read that story. Whether true or not (both artists aren’t alive to confirm the story), the UK Daily Mail raises awareness to an important issue concerning children’s well being today. Are children safe is the purpose of this article. Let’s go with it.
[Artwork, Hollywood - featuring James Deans image, still being sold for a profit in Hollywood today]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.24.11~
James Dean & Natalie Wood‘s classic movie roles in Rebel Without A Cause sort of make all of the rebels news around the world, seem like they are retelling a classic Hollywood story.
Okay, that was a very creative interpretation of a Hollywood flick’s movie artwork in light of current world events with rebels waving guns everywhere in the Middle East, and US Media going–”Yiihaaaa! You’re all cool, you big bad rebels holding guns you. Get those oil wells and keep wearing our jeans!!!” …. but it does make you think! Democracy with ethics is worth rebelling for. Democracy with ethics is about human rights.
Democracy narratives are always told the best in denim when looking at democracy from America. As a rule, denim is about the people. It’s about a people movement.
Human stories (like movies) are universal, who can’t relate? Revolutions bring us images too in our newspapers, online constantly. Each life we see, rebelling in a revolution … is a unique story and could be a movie too. We feel like we are rebelling with these people, when we see them rebel. We are convinced the world is getting better, because these people are moving forward, at great cost to rewrite their history with a democratic reason as the catalyst. Suddenly, they are no longer foreign, Middle Eastern people or North African ‘other’ (or the ‘diaspora’ to use a w*anky academic toff term). Suddenly, they are more like us. They are people who wear jeans and need human rights too.
This movie poster depicts a film about rebelling that made Woods and Dean the Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sex symbols of their generation. Up until then, people were treated like children. This film gave teens and early twenty-somethings a voice. The film created a culture of self expression for Western youth. They had space. They could breath. They had democracy within democracy, yet the democracy was more their own.
Rebel Without a Cause was a film that ignited denim culture around the world too–and with that came the concept of The American Dream being associated via denim jeans advertising to ‘American lifestyle,’ particularly for the young. The film helped build L.A to be known as the Denim Jeans Capitol of the World. The most jeans are made here. L.A denim and Hollywood denim is California too. Everyone wants a piece of authentic Hollywood. Libyan rebels seem to want this more than most other nations. Jeans provide that feeling or allusion of US freedom for these people.
In the Middle East, the next generation are wrestling over directions of their nations. We see Libyan defectors and refugees fleeing Libya as far afield as Italy. Revolution, rebelling, taking control of nations’ destinies of a new generation is upon us. These people want to be in a democratic global picture. This is a movie if played in the deserts of Cairo, of Libya – of Northern Africa–would still speak to an audience of people today.
I know the images from the Middle East and Northern Africa, speak to us back, in the same way a movie does. Our hearts are moved with a human message of rebelling–for better things, for new direction, for control, for fairness, for equality.
[Poster Art as sighted in the Weideman Gallery]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.2.11. www.jeffmarano.com~
What Aussie girls are buying in the droves on long weekends in the Melrose Fashion District of Hollywood — the James Dean handbag.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.15.11~
Hollywood cinematic history, shining on – above Melrose, West Hollywood as painted by Aris – ph: 213-487-6743.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.11~
I just spoke to my Maori mom on the phone wishing her and dad a very Merry California Christmas.
She was sooooooo excited to hear my voice in a way only a Maori mom is.
Hot topics of conversation were: Mom warning me about the perils of “Facebook oversharing.” Heavens forbid!
Mom is in her 70′s and she goes to see Bono live at U2 concerts and holidays in Paihia that is rark-it-up seaside resort township for New Year’s eve of New Zealand each year… so mom did make me laugh about Facebook. Apparently many of my beautiful, talented, breeding and entertaining family are having family Christmas in a New Zealand top secret Christmas party location, right at this minute. So… I just might have to ring into that party real soon, like So Undercover via the telephone via the top secret telephone number given to me by mom, and spice it up the party a little. ;)
To all my family/ whanau all friends in Christchurch, in Melbourne, in Papakura, in Beverly Hills, in Arizona, in China, at PPL HQ, in New Zealand, in Malibu, in Auckland The Supercity, on Catalina Island, in Westwood, in California, in Wellington and in Helensville –Mere Kirihimete, I love you and God bless.
[Christmas Artwork: Weideman Gallary snapped 10 mins ago, West Hollywood-Chanel No 5 Series of 4 and James Dean in Hollywood Headlights. Catalina Island photographic artwork of Avalon Bay hangs outside my apartmento door in Hollywood. Who would have thought?]
UPDATE: Hollywood = 1.59 am – NZ Boxing Day, USA Christmas: I so made the call. Christmas message on answerphone, okiez? Love ya all black! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~