This morning I was made aware of the below linked YouTube video from one of the people involved in the channel who produced it. Thank you to Travis Monroe Neese and the whole team at the Hidden Hollywood YouTube channel for featuring Lupe Velez on today’s episode.
My book, which fully, and unequivocally debunked Lupe’s, “died with her head in the toilet” myth takes centre stage in today’s episode, and the truth is told. The lies are slowly being unraveled.
Lupe’s death, and the “big lie” that had legs, for decades, made Lupe’s untimely and tragic passing the punchline to many jokes. I am really proud that I could unravel the truth, bury the lie, and get the real story told. It’s about time.
The clip below is well worth a listen. There are more episodes on other Hollywood stars too. Looks like an interesting channel for old Hollywood and classic movie buffs. Be sure to follow it. Enjoy!
Posted below: A wonderful photo of (l to r) Marion Martin, Leon Errol and Lupe Vélez, from the ever popular Mexican Spitfire series.
Marion Martin appeared in THREE of the films, one in 1941 (Mexican Spitfire’s Baby) and the other two in 1942 (Mexican Spitfire at Sea and Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant). She played different characters (Fifi and Diana) in two of the three installments.
Typically, her career followed the “dumb-blonde” and/or “loose woman” path, yet off screen she was an intelligent, relatively conservative, reserved lady. Though her Hollywood career (mostly B-films) ended in the early-fifties, she went on to happily marry and she threw herself into a variety of charitable causes.
Marion Martin died on August 13, 1985. She was 76 years old.
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