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A place to update and discuss facts surrounding the controversial, tragic death of legendary Hollywood film actress, wife and mother, Natalie Wood who drowned mysteriously Nov. 29, 1981 off Catalina Island. Thank you for visiting.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Splendour Photo

The Splendour, cruising to Two Harbors,
Santa Catalina Island on an overcast day.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

One more post for the night with Photo

As the release date of Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour approaches, I selected photos to be used in the book from the many that Dennis took throughout his years as the Splendour captain. Of course, only so many pages can be allotted for photos, so I will post a few of the unused photos here. This image is a little dark, but it's of RJ and Natalie on a family outing, taken by Dennis in the wheelhouse. The couple really enjoyed their yacht. It was their quick escape from hectic Hollywood.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Book Recommendation

A friend of mine I met over 10 years ago through business has had her 2nd book recently published, an interesting compilation of NJ Pines stories. It's called Voices in the Pines by Karen Riley. You see many bumper stickers in NJ that say "Piney Power" as NJ is not one huge city as the show "The Sopranos" seems to have impressed upon many.
You can visit www.voicesinthepines.com for reviews, signings, products, and excerpts. Karen's book is selling well here in NJ, but Karen's interesting book will fascinate people from all over.
I live near the NJ Pines, and always, always thought about how interesting it would be to interview people about all the tales that have sprung from the core of the Pinelands and Barrens. Karen got the job done: you'll really appreciate her approach and the captivating stories from the people who actually live near or are "Pineys" ... check out her website. I highly recommend it.

Book description at Amazon

Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour's book description has been entered at Amazon.com (click on book title there to get to it) It reads:
Product Description
Natalie Wood was a Hollywood icon, beloved by millions for her performances in such classics as Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause. Married for the second time to actor Robert Wagner and the mother of young children, Natalie had everything to live for. Her bizarre death on or near the yacht Splendour on a chilly November evening in 1981 has been shrouded in mystery. In his recent best-selling memoir Pieces of My Heart, Robert Wagner told his version of what happened on the yacht Splendour on the night his wife died. But is Wagner’s version accurate? Who knows the truth? Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the result of a decades-long investigation by journalist Marti Rulli and Dennis Davern, Natalie’s friend, confidant and captain of the Splendour on that controversial night. Painstakingly researched and written from the heart, here is an in-depth examination of Natalie Wood’s life—and death.
About the Authors
Marti Rulli has held executive positions in printing and media. She runs her own advertising business and is a long-time freelance writer. Dennis Davern was the boat captain for Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood and was on the yacht Splendour on the night of Wood’s death. He currently owns and operates a marina and boat maintenance business.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

GNGS's release

I've been very busy, unable to follow my own blog! Thank you to those who have posted here and thank you to all who have visited. I see a lot of activity over GNGS on the Internet, and I encourage those concerned or interested to please wait for the book's release Sept 1st. Many of your questions will be answered in it, and I will be happy to answer any that aren't.
Thanks, Marti