Give Dixie a final home: 3 days left.

Do something for Dixie: give now.

Do something for Dixie: give now.

In case you’ve somehow missed it, this is important: 3 days remain in the drive to help Dixie Evans in a way that would have brought her to tears. Proceeds from this drive will not only complete the cost of some of Dixie’s outstanding medical bills, but will purchase Dixie’s plot in Westwood Cemetery, near Marilyn Monroe.  As most of you know, Dixie was once billed as “The Marilyn of Burlesque”, creating routines referencing the star and visiting Marilyn’s final resting place when Dixie was older.  It’s only fitting that Dixie should be laid to rest near the icon that she felt so akin to in her lifetime.  When Marilyn died under somewhat questionable circumstances in 1962, Dixie was distraught, and the novelty of her prototypical tribute acts crushed. As Dixie reported in 2002 to The San Francisco Chronicle, “When she died, I died.”

Many famous stars are buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park, including Marilyn’s childhood caregiver and friends Grace and Bebe Goddard, not to mention Bettie Page, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, and Farrah Fawcett. Three days left…the goal is almost met.  Please read up and make a donation over HERE.

A shot of one of Dixie's tribute acts, referencing the Marilyn film "The Prince and the Showgirl"

A shot of one of Dixie’s tribute acts, referencing the Marilyn film “The Prince and the Showgirl”

Marilyn and Laurence Olivier in the 1957 film "The Prince and the Showgirl"

Marilyn and Laurence Olivier in the 1957 film “The Prince and the Showgirl”

~ by angrytruffle on 01/29/2014.

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