As you all know, I spent three years of my life (full time) researching and writing about the life, career and death of Lupe Velez. Unraveling the myths and lies was like navigating a spider web. It was an exhausting process.
Anyway, I was shown this supposed “suicide scene” photo a couple of months back and I told the people who wrote me that it was not Lupe. I knew it as soon as I saw it. At the time, all I saw was the face. In the Huffington Post article below, the entire photo is now published. Well, it wasn’t her on the close up and it’s NOT her on the long shot either.
Aside from this woman not being Mexican, her legs are far too long and too heavy to be Lupe Velez. Her feet are also too big. Even though she’s lying on the floor, you can easily tell that this woman is taller than five feet. Lupe was wearing the handmade nail ring when she died. Where is it on this woman?
Lupe took the Seconal and went to bed. Did she wear her shoes to bed, or did she get out of bed, put on her heels and then collapse and die? This woman is wearing heels! She was never in bed!
Additionally, the feet are upright in this photo, a conscious choice from anyone who is alive and lying on their backs, but not the way feet “sit” once someone has died. They would be splayed to either side, not stiff and side-by-side in an upright position, and in slip on shoes that are perfectly sitting on her feet.
I don’t care what facial recognition process has been done to supposedly “authenticate” this photo, it’s wrong, and it’s just as damaging as Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon trash. Yet another myth has been created…and for what? To sell a book, of course!