32: The Death of Dorothy Stratten (BC)

Episode 032: On August 14 1980, 20-year-old Vancouver B.C. born Playboy Playmate of the year and former Dairy Queen employee, Dorothy Stratten, was found dead of a single shotgun blast to her head. The perpetrator, her estranged husband, Paul Leslie Snider, lay dead nearby of a self inflicted wound by way of the same firearm. Dorothy’s star had only just begun to rise and was snuffed out far too soon.


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http://reprints.longform.org/death-of-a-playmate Pulitzer Prize winning article in 1981
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 1980 Tonight Show Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPGPdD2R8g “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) – Part 1 – Richard Dawson, Dorothy Stratten
Hollywood Book of Death
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_of_the_Unicorn Killing of the Unicorn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NodDIxLIUn0 Galaxina – trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4TJIBR9xTU Galaxina – full film

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