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Monday, February 7, 2011

Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour - Latest Amazon Review

The following review is so appreciated, along with all of you who stand by me as we continue on our quest to bring Natalie Wood due justice. I do not know Phyllis, but I thank her for posting her review of the PAPERBACK.
Thank you to ALL who see Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour for its intended purpose and meaning.
(Review follows)

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour

5 stars
A very important book for anyone who loved and admired beautiful Natalie Wood, February 5, 2011

By Phyllis Cupparo (Rancho Cordova, California, US)
This review is from: Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour (Paperback)

When I first read the original hardcover version of GNGS, I wrote to Marti Rulli and commended her and Dennis Davern for having the courage to write this book. I could feel the agony they went through in telling Dennis' account of the weekend his beloved employer and friend met with her most untimely death. Marti does such a good job of explaining all the timelines and detalis. This new paperback version contains new information that further illustrates how the authorities did not investigate Natalie's death and just proclaimed it accidental and left it at that! Astounding! I adored Natalie Wood. She was my favorite actress from the time I was a preteen. Her beauty and the depths of emotions she reached in her roles, touched me and moved me to tears and remained with me. I enjoyed reading about her personal life and I was so happy when she became a mom. Her death deeply saddened me even more because her beloved daughters were still so young. I once had the good fortune to see Natalie in person. She was so petite and even more breathtakingly beautiful in person! She reminded me of a porcelain doll. It still angers me and breaks my heart when I think of her being physically abused and bullied by her husband in a violent, drunken rage. Once again to Marti and Dennis (my fellow New Jersey natives) thank you for this fine book. My best of luck to you, Marti, in trying to have the case reopened. Thank you, Dennis, for sharing your memories of what a lovely and extraordinary person Natalie was.


  1. This is an excellent review, Marti. I have not read the paperback as you told us about the Roger Smith information. Apparently the story continues on. If this won't be Natalie's year, I think GNGS will stand as her justice. Thank God she has that much.

  2. GNGS will always stand as the defining truth about Natalie's death. It's existence will always counter the lies and illuminate the tragedy that has been hidden in the LACSD's files. I read the book a long time ago and it still haunts me. Most people despise an injustice and feel moved to act. I think there will be a ground swell of support for this case as more people become aware of the true facts. The high profile nature of the case will give it some staying power. I feel very strongly that justice for Natalie has yet to be served and thanks to Marti and Dennis, we are on the cusp of that happening.