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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Show and Tail

Off the LA trip to take a trip to Show and Tail by Angela at West Virginia Treasures - if you have any stories about animals link on and share.

There aren't any words necessary to explain this wonderful picture!

Happy Birthday to Natasha Zacharenko (Natalie Woods) - wikipedia

In September and October 1981, Wood and Wagner stayed in Raleigh, North Carolina, while Wood did location work for the science-fiction film Brainstorm. Wood then spent most of November in California shooting interior scenes with Christopher Walken and other cast members on the MGM lot in Culver City.

The day after Thanksgiving, Wood, Wagner and Walken went to Catalina Island for the weekend and on the night of November 28 their yacht (Splendour) was anchored in Isthmus Cove. Also on board was the boat's skipper, Dennis Davern, who had worked for the couple for many years. Wood apparently either tried to leave the yacht or secure a dinghy from banging against the hull when she accidentally slipped and fell overboard. A woman on a nearby yacht said she heard calls for help at around midnight. The cries lasted for about 15 minutes and were answered by someone else who said, "Take it easy. We'll be over to get you".

"It was laid back," the witness recalled. "There was no urgency or immediacy in their shouts".[9] An investigation by Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi resulted in an official verdict of accidental drowning. Noguchi concluded Wood had drunk "seven or eight" glasses of wine and was intoxicated when she died. There were marks and bruises on her body which Noguchi speculated could have been received as a result of her fall.

Noguchi later wrote that had Wood not been intoxicated, she likely would have realized her heavy down-filled coat and wool sweater were pulling her underwater and would have removed them. Noguchi also wrote that he found Wood's fingernail scratches on the side of the rubber dinghy indicating she was trying to get in.

Wood was 43 at the time of her death and is buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sad, too young to die over nothing...

At the funeral, at least a thousand spectators, along with scores of photographers and reporters from around the world, were spread out behind the cemetery walls. Among the guests at her funeral were Laurence Olivier, who flew there from London. Also there were Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Rock Hudson, David Niven, Gregory Peck, Gene Kelly, and director Elia Kazan.


Melanie said...

Oh, what a sweet picture, Sandie!!
I'm glad they're getting along OK. :)

Angela said...

That is so Sweet Sandie! Looks like your new pup is getting spoiled rotten!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Jane said...

That's a truly wonderful pic!


Nancy's Notes said...

Sandie, that is such a sweet photograph! Oh my, Natalie Wood, love reading about her today, she was such a pretty lady!


Together We Save said...

Oh you are so right!! Such a sweet picture!!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Your right no words needed. Trish

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That makes me smile and go AHHHH! So cute! Oh and I loved Natalie Woods!

Diane said...

Now that was just precious!

Rose said...

what a great photo. kids and pets are a good combination for a pic

Annesphamily said...

I love that photo! You are a such a doll! Hugs! Anne

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh
That is the cutest photo ever!

ClassyChassy said...

Cute photo!