Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Death of Lupe Velez

Grantbridge Street has this old underground comic era story of the self inflicted unexpectedly ignominious death of Kongo co-star Lupe Velez by Jim Osborne. It should be rendered in blacklight velvet flocked posters......

6 comments:

Eve said...

Oh, good lord, is this more bullshit about how she "drowned in her toilet?" Which NEVER ACTUALLY FUCKING HAPPENED, Kenneth Goddam Anger . . .

Lex10 said...

Eve - tell us the truth!

Eve said...

Simple truth, the poor thing took an overdose of sleeping pills because she was unmarried, pregnant and Catholic.

She was found in her bed the next morning, but Kenneth Anger thought it would be funnier if she drowned in her toilet, so that's what he made up in Hollywood Babylon (that story was never published anywhere before that book came out).

It's not even physically possible to drown in a toilet, unless you have you maid hold you by the heels and dunk you!

Mavis Martini said...

Yes, before I knew the truth I had a framed photo of Lupe on my bathroom door, captioned "The Lupe Velez Memorial Lounge". Most visitors did not get it.

Lex10 said...

Lupe es no mojado

Donna Lethal said...

And now the whole world thinks so. Did Warhol ever make that movie? He was going to, with Edie.