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EP. 43 Shirley Temple | Baby Burlesque| Fox Studios Hauntings



Shirley Temple was the internationally popular child star of the 1930s, best known for sentimental musicals. For much of the decade, she was one of Hollywood’s greatest box-office attractions until Tinseltown led her to retire a young age.

 

In today’s episode we talk about the life and career of Shirley temple and America’s obsession with the Curly Top star.    We also discuss and dissect the history of children in film and Hollywood Pedophilllia ring.  Did the Baby Burlesk films that Temple starred in have sexually suggestive undertones?  What happened to the child star as she got older and left Hollywood?

The Paranormal Aftermath

Even though there are no Shirley Temple ghosts we found out the there are ghosts that linger around Fox Studios as one of our listeners, Jessica, shares her ghostly tales of working with a ghostly hooded figure at her Job at Fox Studios.  You don’t want to miss that interview.

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Head on over to Ghosts of Cielo Drive to grab your copy of David Oman’s book.  One of the most gruesome and notorious murders of our time was committed on AUGUST 8th,1969 when Charles Manson’s “Family” descended on Roman Polanski’s residence on Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills and brutally murdered 5 people including Polanski’s wife, actress Sharon Tate.  While the original house no longer exists, filmmaker David Oman built his house a mere 150 feet from the site where the grisly murders took place. Oman is convinced that the murder victims still haunt his residence to this day. And he is not the only one. Paranormal experts and psychics from the world over have visited Oman’s residence and have dubbed it “The Mount Everest of haunted houses” and “The D-land for the Dead” for the amount of paranormal activity that occurs there.


Ep. 42 The Nxivm Cult | Hollywood Sex Cults



Hollywood has not only seen its fair share of cults but this crazy city has definitely seen and hosted a few scandalous and horrific sex cults since the late 60s.

A surprising number of sex cults have been founded in the U.S., thanks to our 1st Amendment, and the late 1960’s may have been the most perfect time for their gurus. This may have had something to with the “free love” and “peace” ethos of the time.

Almost all leaders are male, none are classically attractive, but all exercise a stronghold over their followers.  Take for example The Source, The Purple People and Children of God.  Now, it seems like Nxivm has made its way into being one of the most scandalous sex cults of the 21st century with shocking statements and claims of sex trafficking, sex slaves, branding, racketeering, and brainwashing.   Not to mention, the amount of Hollywood celebrities, directors and heiresses that were involved and apart of this scandalous cult.

Tune in as we discuss the history of sex cults in California and the sex cult that shook Hollywood, Nxivm.

 


EP. 40 Season 4 | The Life & Afterlife of Liberace



Before Cher, Lady Gaga, J Lo there was the biggest queen of them all!  LIBERACE!  Liberace was known for his extravagant lifestyle, glitzy costumes, candelabra, and extraordinary showmanship all made him famous as his piano playing.

He died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987.  The showman had been diagnosed with Aids in August 1985 by a private physician in Las Vegas – a fact which was hidden from the public. He didn’t seek any medical treatment for his condition and his illness was a secret until the day he died.  He was 67 when he passed away at home in Palm Springs, California.  But it seems like Mr. Showmanship has been making his presence known all around Vegas.

On Ep. 40, Season 4, we talk about the life and afterlife of Liberace.  We also talk about his paranormal association.  Is it possible that he is still creating music from the other side through those who purchase his pianos?  Is it his spirit that people see at the former Tivolis Restaurant and his museum?  Tune in to find out!


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EP. 31 The Oscars | Dark Secrets, Scandals & Ghosts



The Oscars might be the biggest night in the entertainment calendar, but it’s never just about honoring the best movies Hollywood has to offer. Over the course of its 91st-year history, the Academy Awards has had its fair share of controversy and scandal—from A-lister boycotts, to awkward musical numbers and even  award mishaps. 

On episode 31 we talk about the Oscars dark secrets and scandals that have recently made its way into light.  We also touch on the  brief history of The Oscars,  the attack of the silent and smear campaigns , the 2019 Best film nominations and Oscar nominee ghosts?

Yes, we talk about a haunted house off of Rexford dr. in Beverly Hills that was owned by a famous Oscar nominee who saw a ghost, was haunted by a ghost and later became a ghost.  You definitely don’t want to miss this crazy Hollyweird tale.

Stay tuned to find out who it is 🙂


EP. 30 Famous Haunted Hollywood Bars



Los Angeles is world-famous for its nightlife. But do us Angelenos know that we are literally having spirits with the spirits while we are out in town? If you’ve always wanted to have drinks with a ghost, L.A. is definitely your town.  Join us on another haunted walking tour of Los Angeles with your gurls as we travel from DTLA to Mid-Town and Hollywood to take a look inside some of the creepiest places to enjoy happy hour.

Tag along as we discover the underground prohibition tunnels, rub elbows with the hitchhiker ghost at eddy’s saloon, enjoy The Black Dahlia cocktail with the Black Dahlia herself and hang with the bathroom ghosts in Hollywood…yeah we’ll go into detail about that on Episode 30 of Famous Haunted Hollywood Bars.  Lets get Hollywasted if you dare.


EP. 26 THE OMAN HOUSE WITH DAVID OMAN



There’s a house that sits on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon that has an array of paranormal activity. It’s best known as The David Oman House and its located just 200 ft from where the Sharon Tate and Manson Murders took place in 1969.

In 2014 David Oman produced and co-wrote a movie documentary about the paranormal activity that has been going on in his house. It’s called The House at The End of the Drive. Since producing this film, Oman feels that the spirits have really reached out to him. One of those spirits is the ghost of Sharon Tate.

On today’s episode, Hollyweird Paranormal traveled to the Benedict Canyon to tour The Oman House and interview David Oman himself.  Tune in to find out what we experienced before and during our recording session with David.  You don’t want to miss it!

For more info on David Oman’s film, then click on the link below

House at the end of the Drive

For more info on tours and to learn more about The Oman House then click on the link below to find out

The Oman House

 

 


EP. 18 The Casting Curse of James Dean, Natalie Woods, Sal Mineo & Nick Adams | Rebel Without A Cause



The Rebel Without A Cause Casting Curse

Hollywood stars may seem larger than life, but of course, they are just as vulnerable to life’s tragedies, including the chance of dying at a young age.  Their celebrity was sometimes brief, sometimes felt for decades. What they had in common was a death that came too soon.

BUT SOMEHOW THEY ALWAYS COME back ….

James Dean once said, “dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today.”

Rebel w/o a cause was a classic film detailing the sordid adventures of a youth struggling with identity and clashing generational attitudes is widely regarded as one of the most significant movies in film history.

One month before the release of Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean,  was killed in a head-on collision while driving his Porsche 550 Spyder, the same vehicle he drove while shooting Rebel.  It was Dean’s premature death that cast a shadow over the film but it was the incredibly emotional and volatile behavior that occurred on set and the horrific death of the lead actor that many have blamed for the curse that followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Stars Sal Mineo, Nick Adams and Natalie Wood also suffered horrific and premature deaths, Sal being stabbed to death outside his apartment, Nick Adams’ mysterious suicide and Natalie drowning accidentally after falling off her yacht.

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Ep. 16 Jayne Mansfield, The Ghost Can’t Help It | The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath of Jayne Mansfield



Jayne Mansfield was on her way to becoming THE blond bombshell of the 60s, having already achieved a great deal of success as an actress, singer, and even an early Playboy Playmate.  SADLY her life would  end tragically on a highway outside Biloxi, Mississippi.  Her death was said to have been caused by a curse gone awry, but was the “curse” nothing more than a publicity stunt arranged by the founder of the church of satan?  How did Hollywoods sex siren meet such a tragic and gruesome death?

The Paranormal Aftermath

IT SEEMS THAT JAYNE’S SUPPOSED CURSE LINGERED PAST THE IRON GATES OF HER ESTATE AND INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO VISITED AND LIVED WITHIN THE PINK PALACE’S WALLS.  BUT WAS it JAYNE’S ANGRY SPIRIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STRANGE OCCURRENCES  THAT SCARED OFF THE ESTATE’S WORKERS AND NEW TENANTS ?  WHO KNOWS , THE GHOST CANT HELP IT !

THIS IS THE TRUE CRIME AND PARANORMAL AFTERMATH OF JAYNE MANSFIELD.

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EP. 12 Marilyn Monroe, PT. 2 The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath of Hollywood’s Lady of Sorrow



The finale of our Season 1 and PT.2 series of The True Crime and Paranormal aftermath of Marilyn Monroe.

When movie goddess Marilyn Monroe’s naked body was found on her bed at her Hollywood home, it was assumed she had killed herself by consuming an insane amount of barbiturates .  Devastated by tangled affairs with American President John F Kennedy and brother Bobby, the 36-year-old star of The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot was said to have overdosed on sleeping pills.  But so many things didn’t add up that conspiracy theories began immediately.  Who wanted her killed?  The Kennedy Brothers?  The CIA? The Mafia? Paul Lawson with the aide of Eunice Murray & Dr. Greenson?

We also go into her paranormal aftermath.  There are claims that she is still seen and felt at The Roosevelt Hotel, The Cal Neva Hotel & Casino & her Brentwood home.  What about her old flame Bobby Kennedy?  Does he still walk around the area where he was gunned down here in L.A.