Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ron Walsh and Alex Sheafe

A couple of trade ads here offer the info that Ron Walsh, before he replaced Alex Stevens as credited director, was Production Manager. Interesting to note that LADY J was here listed as a "big release" and yet remained completely unreleased. 

Also of note above is that the cast list includes Alex Sheafe. He went on to a long career in TV soaps starting the year LET'S GO FOR BROKE was made but he does not appear to be in the final cut. His name appears nowhere in the film's final credits.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Cold Case

Just found out that both of the detectives who had worked so long on the Christa Helm murder case have now retired and no new investigators are currently assigned to the Cold Case. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Hollywoodland Unsolved with Ansley Gordon

Found a new, recent, Christa Podcast. Rather than just lifting it as others have, this one actually credits my blog research as well as my original online article with John O'Dowd and both the CBS and Oxygen documentaries. I even get namechecked in the podcast itself. Repeats some of the mistakes we made, though. Still, a good summation.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Unholy

I just found out that Christa's murder is referenced very briefly in bestselling author Heather Graham's 2012 novel, THE UNHOLY. Here's the passage. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Unsolved Murders

Here's a new 2 part, 80+ minute podcast about Christa. Worth a listen if one is interested in the case but there's nothing new. In fact, large portions of it are lifted without any credit at all from this blog and from Jamey Duvall's podcasts of a couple years back.

The oddest part of this is that it features dramatized segments that have a ditzy blonde voice supposedly as Christa, with completely made up dialogue and speculation.

Repetitive, unoriginal, unethical, salacious, with lots of speculation, a whole bunch of stuff left out, a few mistakes, and a bizarre conclusion, but at least it keeps Christa's story circulating.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Christa in the Gossip Columns

Some newly discovered gossip column appearances about Christa including an early one from 1972, above.Interesting to note how often her picture made the papers even before she'd done anything!

The interesting revelations here include the fact that along with her new name, she was either claiming to be or just presumed to be Danish, she was preparing a nightclub act, and she was supposed to appear in the 1975 movie THE HAPPY HOOKER, which starred Lynn Redgrave. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

41 Years On

Today's the 41st anniversary of Christa Helm's vicious and still unsolved murder. 

If you missed the recent Oxygen documentary, you can now catch it free on Vimeo!