The Dark Side of the Sun


New York Mafia: What’s happening to the Five Families? – BBC News

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The Sad Downfall of Ida Lupino

The Life and Times of Hollywood

Ida Lupino has not been treated well by history. She was the niece of the English music hall legend Lupino Lane who later became a silent movie comedy star. Her father was a famed music hall performer and her family was renown in the U.K.

During her peak, she was a film star and became one of the first female directors in movies and television. She directed several motion pictures and over 100 episodes of television programs. She dealt with the male hierarchy in Hollywood and overcame the rampant chauvinism first producing independent films with her second husband, Collier Young. She eventualy became a top director of films that favored a unique touch in film noir.  By the 1960s she had become a prolific television director. The biography below from TCM details that.

Lupino was sadly a long term alcoholic and drug abuser that derailed her career. She ended up…

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Utah son’s rising career in films came to a sudden, tragic end – Deseret News

The Utah-filmed truth behind the gritty story of murderer Gary Gilmore – The Salt Lake Tribune

Scientists say the Great Salt Lake is disappearing, but could Utah residents save it?

Robert Walker family home, Ogden-Utah

Robert Walker grave

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Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, UT

Marie Windsor (1919-2000) – Find A Grave Memorial

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