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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.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thank You

Thank you to all for the support you are offering me. It is appreciated. Sincerely, Marti

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Special Day

Today I held the published version of Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour in my hands for the first time, and I signed a copy for my sister-in-law, Shirley Carter. It felt electrifying, to say the least, to see the finished product of these past decades that offers a "voice for Natalie" for all to hear and to consider.
Corresponding with this huge day was Cindy Adams column in the New York Post talking about GNGS (link follows), and several radio show schedules (TBA). The photos used in GNGS are old but truly capture Natalie as she was aboard her escape, the Splendour. Readers are receiving their books now, and I hope most of you will come away from it feeling the same about GNGS as I do: truth was long overdue. Marti


Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank you

I just want to offer a sincere thank you to all of you who've emailed me with your questions and comments. I just started to check this new gmail address here at the blog and was surprised to see how many of you are interested and awaiting the release of GNGS (which is now here!).
This decades-long journey is now here. It's an overwhelming realization for me at this moment, and when you read GNGS you will have a complete understanding as to why. This was not an easy journey, and one I will never regret. I'll continue to do my best to reply to your questions.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour is now in stock, available and ships quickly! I believe bookstores are still looking at September 1st. Two very appreciated reviews are listed at Amazon.com. I am grateful to these readers, and relieved that both seem to have heard Natalie's "voice" throughout the chapters. That was my exact intent for this book. Thank you to the reviewers. Just click on the book cover photo to the left at top of blog to go right to the reviews.
I received my Amazon notice that books are shipping. Again, I'll be happy to answer any questions. Thank you, Marti

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Countdown to release date

Official announcements are now starting for GNGS. Hope you might catch an article or report in the media.
Please click on my email address above, martirulli@gmail.com to ask any questions. I will try to respond promptly. I look forward to September when I can finally discuss the book with readers. I've been told that some of the online book purchasing sites are getting their shipments soon. Thus, you might receive the book faster by mail than from in-store.
Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour has been an incredibly long time coming, a compelling journey through the decades, and a story that should have been told long, long ago. Again, I look forward to receiving your comments. Sincerely, Marti

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Natalie Wood honored at 2009 Film Festival

Click on Link:

Yesterday’s Angel: Natalie Wood - Film Society of Lincoln Center

It is Natalie Wood being honored at this year's film festival. She is remembered in this manner because she is so worth remembering. Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould in person at the screenings of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice on Friday, August 21 and Sunday, August 23.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Media agenda for GNGS

There will be an excerpt from GNGS in the Nov. issue of Woman's Day Magazine
(available on stands Oct. 6th).
Dennis and I will appear on the CBS Early Show on September 15th.
Any additions or changes to media itinerary, I will post here.