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Film's First FamilyThe Untold Story of the Costellos$
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Terry Chester Shulman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178097

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.001.0001

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An Old Spanish Custom

An Old Spanish Custom

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Film's First Family

Terry Chester Shulman

University Press of Kentucky

Deirdre and Helene spend their last Christmas together at the Hollywood Hotel. Shortly thereafter, Helene commits herself to Patton State Hospital for treatment of her drug addiction. Her doctor pulls her off of all medications cold turkey, and the trauma of withdrawal kills her two days later. Just twelve people attend Helene’s funeral.

Keywords:   Hollywood Hotel, Helene’s drug addiction, Patton State Hospital, Helene’s death

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