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Death of a Starlet

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.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.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Introducing: WITNESSED - BORDERLANDS

    The tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both. Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, host Rob D’Amico transports listeners back to U.S. side of the border for the opening salvo of the War on Drugs … where so much dirty money was swirling across the Rio Grande that even the most incorruptible citizens would be tempted. In the tradition of films like No Country for Old Men and Charles Portis novels, Witnessed: Borderlands mashes up the shockingly real and the deeply surreal, chronicling not just the events of a crime, but digging deep into the mystery and aura of one of America’s most myth-soaked regions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.08.2021
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    Wondery Presents: SUSPECT

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse. Listen to SUSPECT: wondery.fm/Suspect_DeathStarlet See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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, meeting the man who killed Dorothy, and why she thinks Dorothy’s story continues to captivate audiences to this day. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Daily Harvest - Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code STARLET for $25 dollars off your first box. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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 farther away, Paul begins to lose control setting them on a catastrophic course. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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 money. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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 a path toward Playmate of the Year. When she hires a business manager, it sets Paul off who vows to do whatever it takes to keep control of her career. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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. Paul works his next hustle by convincing a club owner to try out a new idea -- male Chippendales dancers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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 Dorothy benefits him as well. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Strawberry Sundae Supreme | 1

    Seventeen-year-old Dorothy Stratten is working at Dairy Queen in East Vancouver when a man walks in who will change her life. His name is Paul Snider and around town he’s known as a hustler and a pimp. Paul sees Dorothy as his ticket to Hollywood. As their relationship progresses, Paul tries to convince Dorothy to pose nude to enter a Playboy 25th Anniversary playmate hunt. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Use promo code STARLET to get $100 off your first month of Talkspace . Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/STARLET for 10% off your first three months of Ritual. Caliper CBD - Go to TryCaliper.com/STARLET30 and use promo code STARLET30 for 30% off flavored Swiftstick Variety Packs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Introducing Death of a Starlet

    Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But to the men in her life -- magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, director Peter Bogdanovich, and small time hustler Paul Snider -- Dorothy represented the promise of better things -- a centerfold on her way to movie stardom, a muse who could help revive a dying career, and a ticket to the Hollywood dream. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party in town. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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