Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour
The shocking true crime story of a beloved Hollywood star gone too soon—told by the captain of the boat on which Natalie Wood spent her last night.
Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the long‐awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. It is a story told by a haunted witness to that fateful evening: Dennis Davern, the young captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to Wood and husband Robert Wagner. Davern initially backed up Wagner’s version of that evening’s events through a signed statement prepared by attorneys. But Davern’s guilt over failing Natalie tormented him.
Davern reached out to his old friend Marti Rulli, and little by little, at his own emotional pace, he revealed the details of his years in Wood’s employ, of the fateful weekend that Natalie died, and of the events following her death that prevented him from telling the whole story—until now.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelSReed - LibraryThing
The truth about Natalie Wood's Death. I was amazed by this book! The hard work, dedication and secrets kept. Dennis was a brave, loyal, friend/employee of the Wagner's. My heart goes out to this man ... Read full review
Very AppropriateUser Review - lilgal - Overstock.com
A book that finally acknowledges the truth about what happened to Natalie. I have nothing but compassion for Dennis in his loyalty and long suffering for his dear friend Natalie. Read full review
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