August 14th, 1980. Two people are found dead in a home in West Hollywood; both killed with a twelve-gauge shotgun. One is a small-time hustler. The other a beautiful twenty-year-old Playboy Playmate who’d gone from making soft serve to being in a movie with Audrey Hepburn. Although legally separated, these two are married. This true crime has been studied, captured in films, written about in songs—you name it, it’s probably been done. She was beautiful, young and innocent. And then she was dead. This is a story of jealousy, hatred and fear. One man would discover her, two more powerful men wanted to claim her. This is the story of Dorothy Stratten. The Hollywood Beauty and the Beast.
Where we got our info, so that you, too, can travel down a rabbit hole:
Village Voice: https://www.villagevoice.com/2020/02/14/death-of-a-playmate/
Hollywood Homicide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ckcwy4u8ZI
LATimes: August 15, 1980
TCM The Plot Thickens: I’m still Peter Bogdanovich Ep. 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQ5OcdXJ_Y