A stunning brunette sex symbol married to cinematographer Pev Marley, Darnell thought her affair with Hughes would result in marriage to the aviator. But after Hughes’s near-fatal 1946 plane crash, Marley tried to make a deal to sell his wife to the tycoon--which was not what Darnell wanted. This was not the low point of a life that ended in incredible tragedy, amidst a career that, to this day, has not been given the acclaim it deserves.
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood by Karina Longworth
Hollywood Beauty: Linda Darnell and the American Dream by Ronald L. Davis
Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Pictures Will Talk: The Life And Films Of Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The music used in this episode, with the exception of the intro and outro, was sourced from royalty-free music libraries and licensed music collections. The intro includes a clip from the film Casablanca. The outro song this week is “She’s So High” by Blur.
Excerpts from the following songs were used throughout the episode:
Reflective - Artist Unknown
Song for Johanna - Franz Gordon
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone - Franz Gordon
Mas Cerca De Ti 5 - Martin Carlberg
Whiskey Rondo - Hakan Eriksson
Time for Miles - Artist Unknown
Club Noir 2 - John Ahlin
Speakeasy 2 - Gunnar Johnsen
Victoria’s Vintage Pearls 3 - Peter Sandberg
Sunset - Kai Engel
Sweet Flower Girl - Artist Unknown
Dust Bowl 1 - Hakan Eriksson
Jazz And Blue Piano 1 - Jonatan Jarpehag
This episode was written, narrated and produced by Karina Longworth.
Editor: Olivia Natt.
Research and production assistant: Lindsey D. Schoenholtz.
Social media assistant: Brendan Whalen.
Logo design: Teddy Blanks.