Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Blackwell’

Mr. Blackwell’s Monument

Saturday, October 17th, 2009


Mr. Blackwell’s monument


Mr. Blackwell's marker


Mr. Blackwell

August 29, 1922, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York

Ocotober 19, 2008, Los Angeles, California


Mr. Blackwell's marker



Mr. Blackwell and Darren McGavin



Mr. Blackwell’s Grave Marker

Saturday, October 10th, 2009


The grave of fashion critic, Mr. Blackwell, is finally getting a marker


Mr. Blackwell's marker

 (Photos by Allan R. Ellenberger)


With the first anniversary of Mr. Blackwell’s death approaching (October 19), his grave marker is currently being constructed. Here are photos of it in its present stage with the engraving stencil still attached. It looks as though it’s going to be an imposing monument, worthy of the caustic fashion critic.



 Mr. Blackwell's marker


Mr. Blackwell’s marker is still in pieces and it looks like there is something yet to be attached to the top.


NOTE: Estelle Getty’s grave marker is still just a cement base. No progess yet.



Mr. Blackwell’s Final Resting Place…

Monday, October 27th, 2008


Mr. Blackwell


Mr. Blackwell and his partner of 60 years, Robert Spencer


Mr. Blackwell’s final resting place

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Section 7 (behind Darren McGavin)




 Point of reference



Obit…Mr. Blackwell

Monday, October 20th, 2008


‘Mr. Blackwell’ dies at 86; compiled ‘worst dressed’ celebrity lists for nearly 50 years




Born Richard Selzer, the caustic self-proclaimed arbiter of taste wagged his finger at the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Britney Spears and even Queen Elizabeth.


By Mary Rourke
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 20, 2008


“Mr. Blackwell,” whose annual “worst dressed” list dinged movie stars, music icons and European royalty and helped turn him into a household name from the 1960s through the ’80s, has died. He was 86.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Mr. Blackwell Hospitalized…

Thursday, August 7th, 2008


Fashion critic Mr. Blackwell hospitalized in L.A.


August 7, 2008


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Acid-tongued fashion critic Mr. Blackwell has been hospitalized with a serious illness, his business partner said Thursday.


Blackwell, 85, has been in the hospital and unconscious since Tuesday, his partner, Robert Spencer, said from his home in Los Angeles. Spencer wouldn’t say what hospital was treating Blackwell or explain the nature of Blackwell’s illness.


Blackwell, whose first name is Richard, has for decades issued an annual worst-dressed list that is famous for its tongue-in-cheek cruelty.