Buy Thelma Todd's House

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Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 am

The house where Thelma lived and died is for sale.

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-thelma-todd-mystery-house-pacific-palisades-20170530-story.html

Highly recommended as the new NitrateVille Mansion for all the scandalous cavorting that goes on at their infamous 'parties.'
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 9:47 am

Ok start a kickstarter for this!
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 10:28 am

You'd have a hard time hearing the Nitrateville Wild Parties over the noise of Pacific Coast Highway at your front door. It's a lovely house, but thank you, no.
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Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 1:54 pm

wingate wrote:Ok start a kickstarter for this!

Despite its historical significance, I assume
1. it has no landmark protection and,
2. but for our Kickstarting, would otherwise be a teardown.

The $6 million asking price, divided by
3,378 Nitrateville members (if we all were still living)
Means each ownership slice would cost
Only $1,776.19893428063943 per Nitrateville member,
Entitling each of us, over a ten year period, to
A residence of 1.08111308466548 days.
Plus - for the lucky few - there'd be a live-in position
For those among us selected to serve
as the cashiers at the Nitrateville gift shop.

So, I'm in.
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostWed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm

JFK wrote:
wingate wrote:Ok start a kickstarter for this!

Despite its historical significance, I assume
1. it has no landmark protection and,
2. but for our Kickstarting, would otherwise be a teardown.

The $6 million asking price, divided by
3,378 Nitrateville members (if we all were still living)
Means each ownership slice would cost
Only $1,776.19893428063943 per Nitrateville member,
Entitling each of us, over a ten year period, to
A residence of 1.08111308466548 days.
Plus - for the lucky few - there'd be a live-in position
For those among us selected to serve
as the cashiers at the Nitrateville gift shop.

So, I'm in.


I can just about manage the 19.893428063943c, if English pence is acceptable...
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostThu Jun 15, 2017 1:18 am

I'm in .we can play the board game credo.The characters,e.g. Colonel Mustard could be replaced by the actual people who were involved in the death.
We could have a seance and maybe a Ouija board as well.
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostThu Jun 15, 2017 6:26 pm

Does the infamous garage still exist?
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostThu Jun 15, 2017 10:28 pm

I have 1,776.19893428063943 in CharlieChaplinCoin.
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostFri Jun 16, 2017 5:37 am

JFK wrote:
wingate wrote:Ok start a kickstarter for this!

Despite its historical significance, I assume
1. it has no landmark protection and,
2. but for our Kickstarting, would otherwise be a teardown.

The $6 million asking price, divided by
3,378 Nitrateville members (if we all were still living)
Means each ownership slice would cost
Only $1,776.19893428063943 per Nitrateville member,
Entitling each of us, over a ten year period, to
A residence of 1.08111308466548 days.
Plus - for the lucky few - there'd be a live-in position
For those among us selected to serve
as the cashiers at the Nitrateville gift shop.

So, I'm in.


This converts to $2,350.22 Canadian. I call it a rip-off!

Jim
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Buy Thelma Todd's House Update and Recent Bio

PostFri Jun 16, 2017 7:43 am

The tote board, so far :
1. $1,776.19893428063943 (if my sister will lend it to me)
2. 19.893428063943c In English pence (that's only .02 in mike pence, if it can be converted)
3. 1,776.19893428063943 in CharlieChaplinCoin (though such "ComedyBit" coin is in even less circulation than Eddie Money)
4. Vague threats against the integrity of the Canadian Financial System


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TESTIMONY OF A DEATH
Thelma Todd: Mystery, Media and Myth in 1935 Los Angeles
Bay City Press July 18, 2016

On a chilly Monday morning in 1935, a young maid opened the garage door of a Southern California seaside villa onto a grim scene. Her employer, a popular motion picture comedienne, lay dead in the front seat of her expensive automobile. Within hours, the news of Thelma Todd’s death was making headlines throughout the nation. Was it murder, suicide, or accident? Cast against the background of Hollywood and Los Angeles, the film industry and the growing metropolis, her death baffled both the public and the investigating authorities. After numerous attempts to solve the mystery over the last eighty years, a powerful mythology remains, obscuring the facts of the case as well as the character of Thelma herself. For the first time, however, the mystery of Thelma Todd’s death will unfold as it originally did in 1935. Not only does Testimony of a Death narrate the events of that December but it also explores the forces and personalities central to the tragedy. The book examines the various contexts of Todd’s death, including the motion picture business in its Golden Age and the city of Los Angeles hovering on the verge of its greatness. It looks beyond the legends and distortions to the darker reality that lies beneath the myths.
She lay on her left side behind the steering wheel of the expensive phaeton, a mink coat snug about her shoulders, her head drooping over the edge of the seat. The gorgeous face, half covered by a tousle of blonde locks, was sunk into the cushion. From the way her arms hugged her chest, the hands cupped near her face, Detective Clark understood why at first the maid thought she was sleeping. The legs, however, told a different story. Clad in silk stockings, they twisted unnaturally from the center of the seat toward the driver’s side of the floor. One foot rested next to the automobile’s foot pedals, its pink lacquered toenails glistening through blue sandals. This was no ordinary slumber.

The context of Thelma Todd’s death is multifold: on one hand, it is the motion picture business in its Golden Age, on the other it is Los Angeles at a time when the city tottered on the verge of its greatness. The first implies and is characterized by the production of legends and pleasant distortions; the second suggests a gritty reality that lies beneath the myths. For various reasons, Los Angeles has been seen popularly through Hollywood’s filters. To understand what happened when Thelma Todd died, it is necessary to remove those filters and to gaze directly on the city itself, as it was in 1935, the year of her death.
Testimony of a Death is a work of decades of research involving many of the participants in the mystery of Thelma Todd’s death. Authored by Marshall Croddy, whose mother was a personal friend of Thelma, and Patrick Jenning, the book has 332 pages, including 37 pages of endnotes, with 24 photographs.

About the author:
Marshall Croddy is the son of Dorathy Croddy, an early movie actress who was a personal friend of Thelma Todd. He and his co-author, Patrick Jenning, grew up together and spent much of their lives arguing over politics, literature, and what really happened to Thelma Todd. They have yet to resolve completely their disagreements on most other matters, but Testimony of a Death represents their joint view of the mysterious death of the wonderful comedienne.

Patrick Jenning
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 AT 7:32 PM
In response to reader comments, two corrections have been made to the book.
1) Thelma’s birth year was 1906, not 1905
2) Her father was born in 1871 and emigrated to the US in 1883 (from documents now available on ancestry.com)

Patrick Jenning
JANUARY 28, 2017 AT 4:09 AM
A revised version (grammatical errors and typos corrected) will be released next week.
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostFri Jun 16, 2017 7:48 am

Changsham wrote:Does the infamous garage still exist?


It does. You can see it in the video from the linked article.

We'll have to act fast to secure a Nitrate Villa though. Apparently Angelina Jolie just bought the former C.B. DeMille estate so appropriate properties are disappearing fast.
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostFri Jun 16, 2017 6:08 pm

If that many people had a stake in that home, i'm positive another murder would take place there LOLOLO
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Re: Buy Thelma Todd's House

PostSat Jun 17, 2017 12:43 pm

Frederica wrote:You'd have a hard time hearing the Nitrateville Wild Parties over the noise of Pacific Coast Highway at your front door. It's a lovely house, but thank you, no.

That's the cafe, isn't it? It's on Pacific Coast Highway. The house is at 17520 Posetano Road.

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