Death of a Starlet

Death of a Starlet

Death of a Starlet

CATEGORY: True Crime
In August of 1980, Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten was found dead at just 20 years old. She was the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. To Hugh Hefner, she was his next Marilyn Monroe. To famed director Peter Bogdonovich, she was his muse. And to her husband, Paul Snider, she was his ticket to fame and fortune. All three ambitious men adored her. Only one of them murdered her. How did Dorothy’s Hollywood dreams lead to her death?From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders) comes a six-part series about love, sex and murder. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.
  1. January 19, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: The Apology Line
    If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and…
  2. February 02, 2021
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    Wondery Presents The Vanished
    In The Vanished podcast from Wondery, Host Marissa Jones explores the stories of those who have gone missing, going beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing per…
  3. March 18, 2021
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    The Great Playmate Hunt | 2
    After seeing Dorothy’s photos, Playboy flies her to LA for a test shoot. At the Playboy mansion, Dorothy meets Hugh Hefner for the first time.  Back in Vancouver, Paul makes sure whatever fortune falls upon Dor…
  4. March 18, 2021
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    Bunny Perfect | 3
    Dorothy and Paul move to LA where Dorothy starts shooting her centerfold pictorial. To make ends meet, she gets a job as a Bunny at the Playboy Club where she learns being a Bunny isn’t as glamorous as it seems…
  5. March 18, 2021
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    Playmate of the Year | 4
    It’s the beginning of a new chapter when Dorothy meets director Peter Bogdanovich and he asks her to audition for a role in his new film.  Then when Dorothy’s Playboy centerfold issue comes out, it puts her on…
  6. March 18, 2021
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    Rising Star | 5
    Dorothy heads to New York to start shooting with Peter on his film.  As the two grow closer, the crack starts to widen between her and Paul. In LA, Paul concocts a series of schemes to get a cut of Dorothy’s mo…
  7. March 18, 2021
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    Final Days | 6
    As Dorothy’s career continues to blossom, Paul’s life is falling apart.  He embarks on a series of desperate measures to win Dorothy back and hires a private investigator to follow her.  As Dorothy pulls farthe…
  8. March 18, 2021
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    Interview | Marilyn Grabowski | 7
    Tracy speaks with Playboy’s veteran photo editor and close friend to Dorothy Stratten, Marilyn “Mo” Grabowski. Mo opens up about her 40 year career at Playboy, her friendships with Dorothy and Hugh Hefner, meet…
  9. March 18, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds
    In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the w…
  10. March 18, 2021
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    Introducing: MANslaughter
    Listen now: wondery.fm/MS_DeathofStarletMANslaughter tells intertwining stories about how one gunshot on a cold Wisconsin night in 1970 dramatically changed multiple lives. A bullet brutally tore through decora…
  11. March 18, 2021
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