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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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Natalie in summer: Happy 4th to all.

Love Natalie's suit in Photo #1 - epitome of summer beauty!
I will be away until the end of next week and then back with some news in July. I hope you enjoy the long weekend and I wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July. Have summer fun and be safe!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Now that's an expensive dress....

Marilyn Monroe 'subway dress' sells for $4.6 million at auction - latimes.com

Click on above link for article. At a June 18th Hollywood Costume Auction, a dress Natalie Wood wore was also auctioned off. Pictured above is the “subway” dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch” sold for $4.6 million!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hours of survival.

This is a beautiful photograph of Natalie, mysterious and poignant, but eerily reminding me of how Coast Guard Captain Roger Smith described her appearance when he took her body ashore. She had remained alive in the ocean for hours upon hours, struggling for life while her husband drank scotch with his skipper, postponing the vital call that had to be made in order for Natalie to be rescued alive. She appeared as beautiful as she is in this photograph when she was found--because she HAD survived throughout the night. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Blogger problems

I am STILL having problems posting in the comment threads here, but no problem with NEW posts...so here's what I TRIED to post in the the "Sisters" thread and was unable to....

Sylvia ... so glad you found my blog and thank you for the follow back... Twitter has been an incredible source to inform others about the important petition for Natalie's case, and I really believe Twitter has helped to spread the facts about Natalie's "mystery death." Thank you for visiting this blog.

Roz, that's a fact (all you said). RJ had a way of making Natalie feel of "lesser worth" based on her family members, and it was one of the few things he thought he could use against her ... he thought his family had so much more class...but in reality, his talent, his worth, his status was smeared by Natalie's ... she was SO adored, so legendary, and he was Prince Valiant. He knew how much Natalie smeared him. He was an inconsiderate, selfish jerk, and always tried to make her feel as if her family were beneath them as a couple, but in fact, Natalie's family was always in her heart. Her family members were hardly ever aboard Splendour, as if that was too good for them according to RJ... it was HIS boat, HIS retreat, HIS toy. That's what gave him the edge, the nerve, to treat Walken so terribly the weekend Natalie died...they were on HIS territory. I wish Natalie had kept that particular social weekend confined to her home, then Wagner would never have behaved so insanely. Wagner kept Natalie's family off that boat, that was ALL his doing. Natalie LOVED her family, and yes, her sister meant the world to her, no matter how many latter day fans want to think differently.

Natalie Wood, despite all of Finstad's dark, deep stories about the psychological aspects of the Gurdin family dynamics, LOVED AND ENJOYED HER BIRTH FAMILY. It was RJ who didn't love them, who was jealous of them, who was jealous of everything about Natalie.

I'm glad you like Lana. She deserves to be liked and I truly believe that those who have a problem with Lana are only looking for excuses to support their fanhood of Wagner. Most intelligent people can see the raw deal Lana has been dealt by RJ, just as you have.

Lana was the ONLY person Natalie wanted to reach that morning. It was a desperate time she NEEDED her family, but it was a holiday weekend and Lana was unavailable. Of course, Lana would never have dreamed in a gazillion years that not being around the morning of Nov. 28th would have/could have contributed to her sister's survival chances. I truly believe RJ had set his mind on Friday night of the fateful cruise, what he wanted to prove to Natalie.

With that said, thank you to each and every one of you who still cares about this terrible injustice Natalie and her legacy has endured for almost 30 years. Again, I promise, I'm working toward Natalie's true justice.

Trouble with blog

I have been trying to add a few comments but am having trouble doing so all night tonight. I will wait and see if Blogger fixes itself tomorrow.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Natalie and Lana Wood
They were sisters and they shared a sisterly bond. Thirty years later, Lana still remembers that bond. She cared about her sister when Natalie was alive and she cares about Natalie's legacy to this day. Natalie shared more with Lana than she did with any other person she ever knew in her entire lifetime. Lots of people may say the sister relationship was strained, but that is not a fact. The details about Natalie making calls from the Pavilion Lodge the morning of her death, well Dennis Davern was with Natalie and there was only one person she felt she could turn to, and that person was Lana. She called Lana first. Lana will always wonder the details Natalie may have told her had she been available and there to lend her shoulder to her sister. That was not to be, as late that same night, Natalie was in the ocean, floating away from her yacht to her death. Almost thirty years later, the only type of person who could blame a sister for wanting closure in such a guarded case, is a person who doesn't know how to, or refuses to, accept what is real.