Rita Hayworth for The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Portrait of Iba-Hambi, Son of Chief Omaha, 25 - 1883
From Morning Sun Till Dine
by Crystal Neubauer
Harry Clarke, illustrations for the Tales of mystery and imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band released 11 Dec. 1970.
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
8. Well Well Well
9. Look at Me
11. My Mummy’s Dead
with Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, Phil Spector, Billy Preston, and Yoko Ono
At 2:30 am on 11 Dec. 1964, a drunken Sam Cooke checked into a room at the Hacienda Motel in LA with Elisa Boyer. Boyer claimed that she was taken to the hotel against her will, and when Cooke was in the bathroom, she fled, taking his clothes (and wallet) with her. At 3:08 Boyer called the police and told them she had been kidnapped.
Cooke chased after her, wearing only his sport coat, and banged on the room/office of the motel manager, Bertha Franklin, yelling, “Is the girl in there?” Franklin told police that when she refused to let Cooke into the room, he broke the door down and searched for Boyer. Franklin was on the phone of the property owner, Evelyn Carr. Franklin says that Cooke attacked her and she shot him, hitting him in the heart and right lung. Carr hung up and called the police at 3:15. By the time police arrived at the hotel, Sam Cooke was dead.
Elisa Boyer was arrested a month later on charges of prostitution. She was convicted in 1979 for the murder of her boyfriend.
Bertha Franklin was cleared with a determination of “justifiable homicide.” She sued Cooke’s estate for $200,000 and settled out of court for a rumored $30,000.
Teri Garr (b. 11 Dec. 1944) in After Hours (1985) directed by Martin Scorsese.
Teri Garr’s first speaking part was in the Monkees movie Head (1968)