Listen , download this episode, or find on iTunes. Our Dead Blondes season concludes with the story of Dorothy Stratten. She ascended to the top of the Playboy firmament quickly, and just after Hugh Hefner decided to make her Playmate of the Year, she met filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, who fell in love with her and rewrote his upcoming film, They All Laughed , to give Dorothy a star-making role. After filming They All Laughed Dorothy planned to leave Snider and Playboy for life with Bogdanovich -- but her husband had other ideas. While I was doing the research for this episode, I was able to view many of the images of Dorothy that appeared in Playboy via a tumblr that has since been taken down. Many of these images are still viewable via Pinterest.
She was a beautiful young model and a Hollywood star on the rise—but then she was brutally murdered. The year-old's body was found raped and beaten, her face blasted by Snider's gun. The blonde beauty with ambition was gone. Her story left America wondering if Playboy was to blame. Stratten met Snider, a small-time promoter and pimp, when she was a teenager and working at a Vancouver, B. Dairy Queen in
Dorothy Stratten Was Going To Be The Next Marilyn Monroe, Until Her Husband Murdered Her
Concurrently, she was working part-time at a local Dairy Queen , where she met year-old Vancouver-area club promoter and pimp Paul Snider , who began dating her. Snider later had a photographer take professional nude photos of her which were sent to Playboy magazine in the summer of She was under the age of 19 the legal age of majority in British Columbia , so she had to persuade her mother to sign the model release form.
Model Dorothy Stratten had just won the title of Playmate of The Year when she was violently murdered by her estranged husband. Dorothy Stratten suffered a brutal sexual assault before she was gunned down by her estranged husband Paul Snider. Playboy model Dorothy Stratten was barely recognisable when her naked body was found in her former Los Angeles apartment in Her death came at the hands of her estranged husband, small-time hustler, and rumoured pimp, Paul Snider — who also took his own life shortly after killing Dorothy.