REVISED EDITION with new updates and additional information not included in the original hardcover release!
GOODBYE NATALIE, GOODBYE SPLENDOUR is the long-awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. It is a story told by a haunted witness to that fateful evening: Dennis Davern, the young captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to Wood and husband Robert Wagner. Davern initially backed up Wagner's version of that evening's events through a signed statement prepared by attorneys. But Davern's guilt over failing Natalie tormented him.
Davern reached out to his old friend Marti Rulli, and little by little, at his own emotional pace, he revealed the details of his years in Wood's employ, of the fateful weekend that Natalie died, and of the events following her death that prevented him from telling the whole story--until now.read more
Marti Rulli has been a lifelong resident of New Jersey. For 35 years she has been employed in executive positions for newspaper corporations, commercial printing companies, and magazines. She runs her own advertising business and has been a freelance writer since 1972.read more
Reviews forGoodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour
The truth about Natalie Wood's Death. I was amazed by this book! The hard work, dedication and secrets kept. Dennis was a brave, loyal, friend/employee of the Wagner's. My heart goes out to this man (Dennis) for the nightmare he had to keep within. I would like to say thank you for releasing Natalie's ghost from the dark sea. NO one should have to be treated that way. Her cries were ignored and it saddens me deeply that people can do something like this and continue to live like a King. I was always a fan of both Natalie and Robert but I have to say after reading this book I no longer respect Robert or his work. I am truly hurt. I would love to meet Marti and Dennis they are definitely my kind of people.read more
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