Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

S9E3: Lady Marmalade | Bonnie Lee Bakley & Pamela Churchill Harriman

Friends, you may not be ready for the epic trashiness we have compacted for you this week. First up, Stacie has the astonishing back story of Bonnie Lee Bakley, a murder victim whose 2001 death led to years of legal and financial trouble for her tenth husband, actor Robert Blake. Then, Alicia has the incredible story of Pamela Churchill Harriman, “the 20th-century’s most influential courtesan,” who advised her father-in-law Winston through the darkest days of the Blitz and finished her life as an accomplished American diplomat.

Stacie’s Receipts

The strange collision of Bonny Bakley and Christian Brando (laobserved.com)

Dateline: A Question of Guilt (YouTube link)

Bonny Lee Bakley had a remarkable story that played a big role at her husband Robert Blake’s murder trial (abcnews.go.com)

Life of Bonny Lee Bakley, Murdered Wife of Actor Robert Blake (thoughtco.com)

A Question Of Guilt: The Bakley Murder (cbsnews.com)

Who Killed Bonny Lee Bakley? (scaredmonkeys.net)

Alicia’s Receipts

Reflected Glory: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, by Sally Bedell Smith (Amazon link)

Life of the Party: The Biography of Pamela Digby Churchill, by Christopher Ogden (Amazon link)

Churchill’s Girl (YouTube link)

Pamela Harriman Is Dead at 76; An Ardent Political Personality (nytimes.com)

Affairs of state aplenty for the century’s greatest courtesan (irishtimes.com)


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