Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood
By American Media Inc & Treefort.fm
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An A-List Hollywood actress vanishes from a yacht and her body washes ashore the following morning. Her leading man husband — and a legendary actor who accompanied them on a pleasure cruise — claim she accidentally fell overboard. But questions — terrible ones — linger. A brutal argument. A skipper who overheard violence. A coroner who’s ruling of "accidental drowning" is overturned — and Los Angeles homicide detectives who are still running the case to ground almost four decades later. Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood is a 12-part audio documentary series that will break new ground on Hollywood’s most enduring murder mystery involving showbiz icons Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken. With new evidence that suggests a larger conspiracy, investigative journalist and host Dylan Howard and his team of investigators will attempt to crack open the case that has eluded authorities for nearly four decades — before time runs out. Series premieres on 7/20/18 – on the exact day that would have been Natalie’s 80th birthday.
||CleanCHAPTER SIX: THE NIGHT BEFORE||Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood and her latest co-star, actor Christopher Walken, are moored off the shore of California's Catalina Island on the yacht, Splendour. But envy-stricken Wagner's behavior grows erratic — so much so a "petrified" Natalie begs the ship's captain, Dennis Davern, to take her ashore in a dinghy. Once there, she confides her plans to leave her husband Wagner and desperately flee by way of a sea plane. But her efforts to secure a plane are stymied. Instead, she and Davern return to the yacht — and Natalie's final day of life commences back on board.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHAPTER FIVE: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW||Natalie Wood reunites with her first love, Robert Wagner, following her second divorce from director Richard Gregson — and more than a decade after she discovered Wagner rendezvousing with another man. Now, in a world exclusive interview, the starlet’s sister, Lana, recreates the bizarre family dinner at which Natalie reintroduced her first hubby to both her and their parents - plus the chilling reason she gave for reigniting their already failed affair! Meanwhile, Natalie, herself, provides additional insight into why she inexplicably did what she did in passages from a never-before-seen-or-heard diary exclusively obtained by this podcast. Finally, Natalie returns to show business after a hiatus in a move that will seemingly fulfill the fateful words she told Lana at the family dinner.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHAPTER FOUR: PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS, PERSONAL MESS||Robert Wagner - all-American boy-next-door or conniving manipulator who’d stop at nothing to achieve Tinsel Town fame and fortune? That is the question we answer by charting the actor’s rise to stardom, as well as examining the havoc such obsessive pursuit left in its wake. As his first marriage to Natalie Wood - some would say one of convenience - lay tattered, Natalie attempts to carry on with her “Splendor in the Grass” costar Warren Beatty. But the devastation left by Wagner - and the end of her romance with Beatty - prove too much, and result in a harrowing suicide attempt recounted here in vivid detail by her sister, Lana. But Natalie emerges stronger than ever from the near-fatal episode and finally takes control of her life.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHAPTER THREE: A MATCH MADE IN HOLLYWOOD||Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner marry in a fairy tale Hollywood union — but beneath the shiny surface of their romance lurks rage and jealousy. In a fit of envy, Wagner rushes to the home of Natalie’s costar, Warren Beatty, with a gun and the intent to do murder. Nothing happens, although Natalie soon makes a shocking discovery — her husband in a romantic rendezvous with another man! The couple conclude their first marriage — but the deck of fate still had a future reunion waiting in the cards.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHAPTER TWO: A REBELLIOUS TEEN||From her earliest years, Natalie Wood was bred for fame and fortune – and also destruction. We’ll chart how her mother, Marie Gurden, would stop at nothing to see her daughter’s name in lights, once even looking away after her daughter’s rape for fear it would anger the studio system that would decide her fate. Ironically, these decisions pushed Natalie on to a path that ended with Robert Wagner — and a tumultuous romance that ended in tragedy.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHAPTER ONE: WHO IS NATALIE WOOD?||She was gorgeous, glamorous — and doomed. But who really was Natalie Wood – the Hollywood super-siren who was enormous in life – and even bigger in death? Now, learn the real story, from her early years as a child star to her zenith as red carpet royalty – as well as the story of the L.A. Sheriff’s homicide detective who has made it his cause to bring peace to her soul. In a chilling revelation, Detective Ralph Hernandez reveals new – and explosive – facts about Natalie’s death, including a never-before-heard autopsy report that will change everything you have ever known about the case that has haunted Tinsel town for almost four decades.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood||Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood is a 12-part audio documentary series that takes a new look at the tragic death of the Hollywood film icon who was found dead off Catalina Island while vacationing with her husband actor Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken in November 1981. The initial coroners verdict: accidental death by drowning. But the coroner was wrong – and the case was reopened by the LA Sheriff’s Dept. Now, for the first time, the real story can be told. With new evidence that may suggest a larger conspiracy, investigative journalist and host Dylan Howard and his team will attempt to crack open the case that has eluded authorities for nearly four decades - before time runs out. Series premieres on 7/20/18 – on the exact day that would have been Natalie’s 80th birthday.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Not Much New Info of Relevance
Listened to the first two podcasts. Only thing new was a couple short readings from Wood's diary, read by an actress. Hard to believe Wood wrote so well, since becoming an actress at 4. Perhaps they took what she wrote and embellished it. Someone has taken the time to pull interviews and news stories from many sources and put them in this podcast. It may be interesting for a younger person who is unfamiliar with Wood's story, but it's just a rehash of info already out there. The finger still points to Robert Wagner as being abusive and causing her death. For the first time ever, I heard a slight insinuation that the (no-talent) Wagner and (very talented) Christopher Walden were having an affair.
Fascinating new information, insights & angles
I could have listened all night, it felt like I was experiencing an old-time captivating radio program.
I have always been aware of the mysterious circumstances around Natalie Woods’ death, so I was most impressed that the podcast was filled with info and theories that I haven’t seen covered before.
The only false note was the comparison to Jennifer Aniston. There is no comparison! Maybe that passage can be edited out in the name of quality control and out of respect to the reputation of Natalie.
I cannot wait to hear more. I’m obsessed already.