Thursday, December 30, 2010
I know I'm a little behind on the hype. but I haven't had HBO in a while, so I haven't been able to catch the oh-so-talked-about show, "Boardwalk Empire." I cannot wait to get the season on DVD when it comes out so I can finally catch up.
If you don't know about the show, it takes place in 1920's Atlantic City right at the height of Prohibition. This is right up my alley! For those of you that have seen the show, tell me what you think. I found an amazing shoot from Vanity Fair with the ladies of the show. Check out these gorgeous photos. Have a great Thursday friends.
Oh, by the way, I have a new poll on my sidebar, please make sure to give me your input!
**All photos courtesy of Vanity Fair Magazine
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I never really got on board with The Closer on TNT, but the few episodes I've seen, proves it to be a fabulous show. I decided to catch up on some episodes today, and remembered why I love Kyra Sedgwick. I've liked Sedgwick since her days on Singles, and Something To Talk About. I also really like the fact that Kevin Bacon and Sedgwick have been married much longer than most Hollywood couples. They seem to provide a sense of normalcy that Hollywood doesn't usually allow.
If you haven't had a chance to catch The Closer, make sure you do, since it is in it's last season. Here are some photos of Kyra. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I posted about the Wineville murders last November. There were a lot of you that didn't know much about the case. I am still fascinated by this case and the great corruption that occurred within the LAPD. I watched "Changeling" (based on the murders) again tonight, and can't seem to get the case off my mind. It is so devastating to think of what Christine Collins had to go through when police told her that another boy was her child. It is also horrible to consider what terrible abuse the boys who were missing and eventually tortured had to endure.
I found some new information and pictures from the case.
"Canadian born in 1908, Northcott would later claim that his father sodomized him at age ten. The old man finished his life in a lunatic asylum, and one of Northcott's paternal uncles died years later, in San Quentin, while serving a life term for murder. A homosexual sadist in the mold of Dean Corll and John Gacy, by age 21, Northcott was living on a poultry ranch near Riverside, California, sharing quarters with his mother and a 15-year-old nephew, Sanford Clark.
For years, Northcott mixed business with pleasure in Riverside, abducting boys and hiding them out on his ranch, renting his victims to wealthy Southern California pedophiles. When he tired of the boys, they were shot or brained with an ax, their flesh dissolved with quick lime and their bones transported to the desert for disposal. Only one was ever found - a headless, teenage Mexican, discovered near La Puente during February 1928 - but homicide detectives identified three other victims. Walter Collins disappeared from home on March 10, 1928, and Northcott's mother was convicted of his death, but evidence suggests that she was acting under orders from her son. Twelve-year-old Lewis Winslow and his brother Nelson, 10, vanished from Pomona on May 16, 1928, and Northcott was later condemned for their murders, despite the absence of bodies. Gordon might have gone on raping and killing indefinitely, but in the summer of 1928, he visited the district attorney's office, complaining about a neighbor's "profane and violent" behavior. The outbursts reportedly upset his nephew, who was "training for the priesthood" by tending chickens at age 15. Under investigation, the neighbor recalled seeing Gordon beat Clark on occasion, and he urged detectives to "find out what goes on" at Northcott's ranch. Immigration officials struck first, taking Clark into custody on a complaint from his Canadian parents, and the boy regaled authorities with tales of murder, pointing out newly-excavated "grave sites" on the ranch. Detectives dug up blood-soaked earth, unearthing human ankle bones and fingers on September 17. They also found a bloodstained ax and hatchet on the premises, that Clark said had been used on human prey, as well as chickens. Northcott fled to Canada, but he was captured there and extradited back to Riverside. His mother claimed responsibility for slaying Walter Collins, but Clark fingered Gordon as the actual killer.
Convicted on three counts of murder, including the Winslow brothers and the anonymous Mexican, Northcott was sentenced to death. Spared by her sex, his mother received a life sentence in the Collins case. Marking time at San Quentin, Northcott alternated between protestations of innocence and detailed confessions to the murder of "18 or 19, maybe 20" victims. A pathological liar who cherished the spotlight, he several times offered to point out remains of more victims, always reneging at the last moment. (Northcott also named several of his wealthy "customers" at the ranch, but their identities were never published.) Warden Duffy recalled his conversations with Northcott as "a lurid account of mass murder, sodomy, oral copulation, and torture so vivid it made my flesh creep." Northcott mounted the gallows on October 2, 1930, finally quailing in the face of death. Before the trap was sprung, he screamed, "A prayer! Please, say a prayer for me!" His mother subsequently died in prison, of old age."
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and got everything your heart desired. I've been enjoying a lot of fun times with my parents. They are truly a crack up. So, back to blogging. Today is Marlene Dietrich's birthday. She would have been 109. I never thought she was that beautiful, but loved her in "Witness For the Prosecution." There are several rumors surrounding her personal life and she is a very interesting person. If you care to learn more about her, check her out here. I also did a post on "The Witness For the Prosecution" some time back if you are interested, check it out here. Have a great Monday friends!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's time to take a break from the Christmas madness. Let's enjoy the calm before the storm, shall we? After wrapping, making peppermint bark, and having a heck of migraine today, I thought it was time for a fashion break. I found some gorgeous photos that were made it seems just for me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And, in case I don't post tomorrow, MERRY CHRISTMAS...MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THIS DAY OUR SAVIOR WAS BORN!