Twenty-eight years ago actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast
of Catalina when purportedly slipping off her yacht Splendour while
trying to get into or trying to secure a dinghy after a fight with her
husband Robert Wagner. After what the public presumed was a thorough
investigation, the police have long closed the case after the LA
coroner ruled it an accidental drowning. However, in the new book Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour,
co-written by the ship's skipper, new allegations are brought to life
including shoddy police work leaving many unanswered questions.
Natalie's sister Lana Wood (best known to movie fans as "Plenty O'Toole" in the James Bond adventure Diamond Are Forever)
has joined the authors in demanding that the case be reopened. Click here for more.
Former TV sitcom actor Kirk Cameron has "growing pains" when it comes to intellectual thought. He's gone off the rails in recent years due to his almost fanatical devotion to Christianity. In his latest plot to thwart those horrible atheists who rely on science rather than prayer, Cameron and his fellow travelers are amending editions of Charles Darwin's The Origins of the Species to include a 50 page introduction explaining how the theory of evolution is ridiculous.This from a man who believes that a snake literally offered an apple to Adam and Eve. He also claims that Adolf Hitler was inspired by Darwin to plot the Holocaust! Those of us who prefer to reside on planet earth might want to suggest to Cameron that he spend a couple of hours watching Inherit the Wind. For more click here
Author and Cinema Retro contributor Robert Sellers will be discussing his acclaimed book The Battle For Bond in Sheffield, England on October 31. The event will also include a screening of Thunderball. For details click here