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The Playboy Murder

Beautiful Dorothy Hoogstratten (better known by her stage name Dorothy Stratten) was a shy, awkward teenager when she met Paul Snider, a money hungry hustler who immediately saw the potential for fame in the buxom blonde. Dorothy had struggled with self-esteem issues her entire life, and despite her ethereal looks she did not consider herself worthy enough of a mans attention until Paul Snider came along.

The two fell in love and got married in June 1978, and soon after the wedding Snider persuaded Stratten to pose for nude photos, which he secretly sent off to Playboy magazine. Just a few months later the pair moved to Los Angeles, where Dorothy became a finalist in the Playboy Bunny Hunt competition. She met Hugh Hefner and worked as a dancer in his Playboy Club, and Snider encouraged her to audition for movie roles. To help her get roles, Snider bullied Dorothy into dying her hair peroxide blonde, and forced her to undertake a gruelling diet and exercise regimen. Dorothy’s hard work paid off when she featured as Playboy’s “Playmate of the Month” for August 1979, and she was also voted “Playmate of the year 1980”.

In 1980 Dorothy starred in her first (and only) movie, ‘Galaxina’, where she plays a beautiful robot. At the movie’s first screening, Hugh Hefner pulled Dorothy aside and warned her to keep away from Snider. “He’s a hustler and a pimp. He’s just using you” Hefner reportedly said. Dorothy made the fatal mistake of telling her husband about this remark, and Snider grew even more jealous and paranoid over his beautiful young wife.

Snider began beating Dorothy, flying into rages about the affairs he believed Dorothy must be having. He prohibited her from leaving the house without him, took away her car keys, and would stand next to Dorothy when she talked on the phone. Her friends desperately tried to seek help for her, but Stratten would always blame herself for his behaviour and make excuses for the bruises that were showing up on her body with increasing regularity.

In April 1980 Dorothy fell in love with Peter Bogdanovich, the director of the new film she had scored a lead role in. Snider hired a private detective to spy on her, and when he discovered his wife’s affair he reportedly threatened to kill Dorothy and “ruin that pretty face”. Dorothy and Peter moved in together at his mansion in Beverley Hills, and by August Dorothy had filed for divorce.

On August 14, 1980, Snider rang Dorothy and asked to meet her at his house to talk about an amicable divorce. Dorothy enthusiastically agreed and withdrew $1000 to give to Snider.

What happened next is unclear. Dorothy arrived at Snider’s house around noon, and at some point during the night Snider beat Dorothy and tied her into an elaborate BDSM harness. He violently raped and sodomized her, before shooting her in the face at point-blank range with a 12-gauge shotgun. Snider raped her dead body again, aimed the gun at his head, and committed suicide.

The landlord of the house discovered the two nude bodies the next day. Dorothy was only 20 years old, and Hugh Hefner wrote this about her in an article:

“Dorothy took my breath away. She had this beautiful inner quality about her that was so charming, so innocent, and it touched everything in the room”


Blonde Dave Grohl

Dave’s mom: Well, I remember one phase, he peroxided his hair and let it grow halfway down his back (shows a photo).

Dave: Cause that was cool, mom!

Dave’s mom: Nobody else had that.

Dave: Yeah, that’s right. That’s why it was cool. Mine! I owned my bad dye job.

I was tagged by @nineteencigarettes.

1) A song that makes you want to fall in love
New Order - “Temptation.” It’s not a traditional love song, but for me it perfectly encapsulates those first flutters of falling for someone. Oh you’ve got green eyes / oh you’ve got blue eyes / oh you’ve got gray eyes / and I’ve never seen anyone quite like you before / no I’ve never met anyone quite like you before. That’s what that falling feeling is, for me, feeling like I’ve never met anyone quite like them before. And the sound of the song, new wave and dreamy, sweet and sad. Once, a very many years ago (15), I was on the el train in Chicago, and sitting across the aisle from me I spotted this ridiculously cute punk boy. He had peroxided hair under a red bandana, I had red hair under a pink bandana; I was wearing my Ramones Mondo Bizarro shirt and he was wearing a Sex Pistols Let it Rock shirt; we were both wearing high-top Chucks. As I looked over at him and our eyes met, “Temptation” came on the tape I had in my Walkman, and it was so perfect and cinematic, and if I had been brave enough to talk to him it would have been that meet-cute moment from an ‘80s film. Sigh.

2) Your favourite pump up song
I have a lot of them, but the one that immediately popped into my head when I saw this was Dillinger Four - “Doublewhiskeycokenoice.” So I’m reaching for the phone / I don’t want to be alone / I want to get some friends here tonight / I got a basement full of booze / and some blues to lose / I’ll ignore the whole world tonight / It will be alright. Alternately, “Cheat,” by The Clash. I get violent / when I’m fucked up / I get silent / when I’m drugged up / Want excitement, /  don’t get none, / I go wild.

3) Your favourite song to rock out to
Anything by The Stooges, particularly “Search and Destroy,” “Loose,” or “TV Eye.” It’s difficult for me not to completely lose my shit when I hear one of those songs. Like, if I’m in my car I start driving too fast without even realizing it. If I’m out in public, I have to stop myself from doing strange writhing dances and yowling along. If I’m at home alone I let myself go wild. The Stooges have made me feel that way since I was 14, it’s almost like musically induced ataxia; I lose control of my bodily movements and start channeling Iggy Pop. It’s like that quote from Velvet Goldmine, about Curt Wild (a fictionalized version of Iggy) receiving electroshock as a child: “The doctors guaranteed the treatment would fry the fairy clean out of him. But all it did was make him bonkers every time he heard an electric guitar.”

4) A song that reminds you of summer
Bruce Springsteen - “Born to Run.” As soon as I feel the first blush of summer, it’s time for that song/that whole album.

5) Your favourite cover of a song
That’s so hard. There are so many covers I love. The best one I’ve heard recently is Calexico’s cover of “Guns of Brixton.”

6) A song you sing in the shower
It really depends on my mood/what’s stuck in my head. Last time I showered, I sang “They Don’t Know Me” by Ballistic Biscuit, a super-obscure punk band from Door County, Wisconsin.

7) A song that reminds you of someone
Uh, pretty much all my favorite songs remind me of someone, because I have a lot of someones to be reminded of. “Long Drive” by Molly and The Zombies reminds me of my best Ali, of how she was/we were back in the day. Last night / I remembered being 17 / I met a girl with a taste for the world / and whiskey and Rites of Spring / Spent every night / with cassettes that she liked / In a car that I borrowed a lot.

8) What you want your wedding song to be
The song we sang at my wedding was “Rainbow Connection.” No, I’m not kidding. It was kind of awesome. The first dance at our reception was to Otis Redding’s “Cigarettes and Coffee,” and I was pretty adamant about that. However, if I had married someone else (a particular person, I mean, not just anyone else), I know that our wedding song would have been “Rainy Night in Soho” by The Pogues. If you’ll excuse me, now I have to go listen to that song and get very melancholy.

9) Your favourite 90′s/2000′s song
This is way too broad a question. I mean, 1990-2010? That’s two fucking decades worth of music. So I’ll just pick a song that is both from the ‘90s and sums up my teen years: Superchunk - “Never Too Young To Smoke.” Join our pit, / surf our crowd / Here’s a pamphlet to show you how / Bad bands, / worse jokes / But you’re never too young to smoke.

10) A song to heal a broken heart
“Friend of the Friendless,” by The World/Inferno Friendship SocietyI know you are lonely, / you’ll not always be. / You are so many things you will not always be.

11) A song that makes you feel relaxed
Jolie Holland - “Old Fashion Morphine.”

12) A song you know all the lyrics to
There are hundreds of songs I know all the lyrics to. I even know all the words to some songs I never even liked that much and/or haven’t listened to in years, but just heard so often they got embedded in my brain. “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind, for example.

13) Your favourite oldies rock song
I’m a sucker for Elvis. “That’s Alright” is one of my all-time favorite songs.

14) A song by your favourite artist
Which one? I have so many. I’ll go with Tom Waits - “Yesterday Is Here.”

15) A song that you like to fall asleep to
I can’t really fall asleep to music. Non-music podcasts are what I’ve been falling asleep to, lately.

16) A song that makes you feel invincible
Something by The Mountain Goats, probably. Either “This Year” or “Up The Wolves.”

17) Favourite song from a musical
I am a musical theater nerd, so there are a lot of them. The first two that come to mind are “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret and “La Vie Boheme” from RENT.

18) A song that makes you cry
Hahaha, pretty much any song can make me cry if I’m in the right (wrong?) mood, because I am a big crybaby. One that almost always gets me is “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” by Richard Thompson. Oh, and “Olga’s Birthday” by Rose Polenzani.

19) A song that is from a genre of music you don’t usually listen to

I can’t think of a single genre of music I’ve heard that I don’t like at least some stuff from, so…

20) A song that reminds you of yourself
So many songs remind me of myself. I’m one of those people who hears something I even remotely relate to and goes “this is about me,” or “this is the story of my goddamn life.” For this, I’ll choose “Dirty Business” by the Dresden DollsShe’s the kind of girl / who gets her slings and arrows from the dumpster. / The kind who tells you she’s / bipolar just to make you trust her. / She’s the kind of girl / who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser, / Just to make you jealous / of the men she fucked before you met her. Yeah. I know.

I can never think of who to tag for these things. I’ll tag @antarcticabysea@emchy, but don’t feel obligated. And if you’d like to do this and I didn’t tag you, consider yourself tagged–I just have a tendency to forget the usernames of all my mutuals when I’m doing things like this.

Trans Protip For a Smooth, Hairless Face

Things you will need~

Epilator $30-40 (hair killing machine, I got one at a drugstore for so cheap)
Hydrogen Peroxide
Coconut oil
Apple Cider Vinegar.


Disinfect your face with hydrogen peroxide and put your hair up.

Run the epilator across your face, with and against the grain of your facial hair, in circular motions. It will hurt like a bitch the first time but it kills hair follicles so they grow back thinner and weaker so it hurts less every time you do it.

Tweeze any hairs or ingrown that the epilator couldn’t get

Disinfect again

If your skin is oily, rub in apple cider vinegar

If your skin is dry and flaky, rub in coconut oil

*Sometimes you get bumpiness and redness after you epilate for a few hours. This is normal and once your hair follicles start to die off and get thinner, you shouldn’t have these symptoms anymore. If you want to cover it up with makeup, I suggest using a primer to protect your newly open hair follicles from the makeup because if you don’t you will get hella acne.

Signs as songs from get weird by little mix
  • Please check also your moon and venus
  • Aries: Hair | Okay, gotta bleach him out, peroxide on him / Hair on the floor like my memory of him / Now I feel brand new, this chick is over you
  • Taurus: Love Me Like You | I tried to find somebody new / Baby they ain't got a clue, can't love me like you.
  • Gemini: A.D.I.D.A.S | Since I met you I been thinking all day / I been Googling ways to keep you entertained / It's been 3 weeks since we started to play / Now it's serious babe cause what you do is crazy
  • Cancer: The End | I won't be missing, missing you, And no one can love you, The way I used to do,
  • Leo: Black Magic | Take a sip of my secret potion,I'll make you fall in love. For a spell that can't be broken, One drop should be enough.
  • Virgo: Love Me or Leave Me | You can take this heart / Heal it or break it all apart / No, this isn't fair / Love me or leave me here
  • Libra: Secret Love Song | We keep behind closed doors / Every time I see you, I die a little more / Stolen moments that we steal as the curtain falls / It'll never be enough
  • Scorpio: Lightning | I'd cross a desert and an ocean / To get away from the pain of your storm / But chase the sun light, been running from your shadow
  • Sagittarius: OMG | Oh my gosh, I did it again / He said I broke his heart, it keeps happening / I don't know why they always fall for me
  • Capricorn: Grown |
  • It's funny how the tables turn / I'm sitting back baby watching you burn / No regrets, it's a lesson learned / 'Cause what you think ain't my concern
  • Aquarius: Weird People | When I was just a little kid, I was sitting on the garden wall / Well, I must've bumped my head cause I don't dance the same no more
  • Pieces: I Love You | I got this hole up in my heart baby, baby / And it doesn't matter what no one say / Even though it's broken, I love you anyway

these were going to be for a lady penelope paper doll but i’m no longer entirely fond of the way i drew her. i’ll hold onto the files though, but just in case i never get around to completing that project, here is some stuff!

pink lacy underwear (and an alt peroxide blonde pink ombre hair colour), an outfit inspired by her red ‘socialite’ costume, and a reworked version of her ‘action girl’ costume, with a bit more 2004 pink flair.