1921. Prohibition is in full swing, tasseled gowns and cigar smoke fill vaudevillian clubs. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is more than a well known face, he’s one of the original Hollywood A-Listers. For a young starlet like Virginia Rappe, working with such a big name in the business seemed like a dream come true. Both would soon come to understand that nothing is what it seems when the limelight fades.
Promotional portrait of the America R&B group the Temptations, mid 1960s. From left, Melvin Franklin (1942 – 1995), Paul Williams (1939 – 1973), Eddie Kendricks (1939 – 1992), David Ruffin (1941 – 1991), and Otis Williams. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Paul Williams, Sam Cooke, and Bobby Fuller. These three musicians were at the top of the charts,but the music industry has long been riddled with misfortune. The tragedy of losing these beautiful souls is overshadowed by the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths. One thing ties them all together, no one can quite decide how they died – the evidence just doesn’t add up. Murder? Suicide? Accident? Listen in as Steffanie and Aryn wade through the obscure details of their untimely demise.
In the early morning hours of November 29th 1981 authorities found the body of a woman that had washed up on the shore of Santa Catalina Island, just 30 miles from the coast of Newport Beach, California. The woman was quickly identified as Hollywood A-List star Natalie Wood. She had been boating nearby alongside her husband Robert Wagner, and her latest costar Christopher Walken at the time of her disappearance. Natalie had been drinking heavily that evening, and according to Robert, when he went to bed, she was nowhere to be found. While authorities have long been suspicious of foul play, new witness testimonies have revived the investigation into curious circumstances surrounding the iconic star’s demise.