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November 9th, 2016

Two Blondes & A Map

Dorothy Was Murdered Here


Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten took the stage name Dorothy Stratten & was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, & actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 & Playmate of the Year in 1980… Stratten appeared in three comedy films & in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at the age of 20 by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures: 1981’s Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed Stratten & Bruce Weitz played Paul Snider & Bob Fosse’s 1983 feature film, Star 80, starring Mariel Hemingway as Stratten & Eric Roberts as Snider.

Hugh Hefner reportedly encouraged Stratten to sever ties with Snider, calling him a “hustler & a pimp.” Rosanne Katon & other friends warned Stratten about Snider’s behavior. Stratten began an affair with Peter Bogdanovich while he was directing They All Laughed, her first major studio film. Snider hired a private investigator to follow Stratten. They separated & Stratten moved in with Bogdanovich, planning to file for a divorce from Snider. By August 1980 Snider most likely believed that he had lost Stratten & what he had called his “rocket to the moon.”



Shortly after noon on August 14, 1980, Snider & Stratten met at Snider’s house, where the two had once lived as a couple, & which Snider was by then sharing with its owner, their mutual friend, Dr. Stephen Cushner. Stratten had come to talk about an amicable divorce and brought along $1,000 to give to Snider. At approximately 11 p.m., Snider’s private investigator called Cushner on his private line, saying that he had been trying to call Snider for several hours, but Snider wasn’t answering. Although there were many guests in the residence, Snider’s bedroom door was closed & they assumed Snider’s privacy was essential. Cushner broke into Snider’s room & discovered the nude bodies of Snider & Stratten, both having been shot with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Police believed that Snider murdered Stratten, who was 20, then abused & raped her corpse, before turning the shotgun on himself.



In 1984, Peter Bogdanovich’s book about Stratten was published, titled The Killing of the Unicorn. Four years later, at age 49, Bogdanovich married Stratten’s sister, Louise, who was 20. Bogdanovich had paid for Louise’s private schooling and modeling classes following Stratten’s death. They divorced in 2001 after being married for 13 years. – Wikipedia®


… 14 Years Later …

Nicole Was Murdered Here


Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of professional football player, O. J. Simpson and the mother of two of his children, Sydney and Justin. She was killed at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, along with her friend, a restaurant waiter named Ron Goldman. O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders but was later found liable for the deaths in a civil trial.

Brown met Simpson in 1977 when she was 18 years old, while working as a waitress at a nightclub. Although he was still married to his first wife, Marguerite, they began dating. He and Marguerite divorced in March 1979. Simpson and Brown were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football. The marriage lasted seven years, during which they had two children, Sydney and Justin. Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. Brown filed for divorce on February 25, 1992, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

During their separation and later divorce, Simpson built a relationship with model Paula Barbieri, and Brown had relationships as well, including with her friend Faye Resnick and an alleged affair with Simpson’s friend, fellow football player and football analyst Marcus Allen. Allen denies the allegation, though it is backed by multiple members of his and Brown’s inner circle, such as O.J. Simpson, Faye Resnick, confidants to Sheila Weller, and Simpson’s defense attorneys, who claimed Allen confessed the affair to Simpson. Simpson nonetheless let his friend get married at Simpson’s North Rockingham Avenue estate. Beginning in 1993, Brown and Simpson attempted to reconcile, but “they were a dramatic, fractious, mutually obsessed couple before they married, after they married, after they divorced in 1992, and after they reconciled, at the fraying edge of which reconciliation the murder occurred.”

At 12:10 a.m. on June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of Nicole’s Bundy Drive condominium in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Brown had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck, and had defensive wounds on her hands. Through the gaping wound in her neck, the larynx could be seen, and vertebra C3 was incised. Both victims had been dead for several hours prior to their discovery. Among other evidence, one of the first two officers on the scene, Robert Riske, discovered a single bloody glove. – Wikipedia®


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Dorothy Was Murdered In 1980 By Her Jealous Husband

Nicole Was Murdered In 1994 By Her Jealous Ex-Husband
Nicole Was Murdered On Bundy Drive, One Home Away From The Cross Street Of:



Dorothy Street


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At This Corner, At The Same Time Of Night The Body Of Nicole Was Found, Under A Street Light, I Found:


One Glove


What A Map Taught Me