Thrilling Days of Yesteryear goddess Thelma Todd had her motion picture career cut short by a mysterious death in 1935 that continues to mystify fans and provoke endless speculation even today. Was the “Hot Toddy” murdered…or was her death merely a tragic accident? There is no shortage of suspects for the murder theory (her ex-husband Pat DiCicco, business partner/lover Roland West…even mobster “Lucky” Luciano) but however you choose to explain Thel’s demise there’s certainly no argument that we lost a truly amazing talented actress-comedienne.
|Thelma Todd with Charley Chase in|
The Nickel Nurser (1932)
|Author Brian Clune|
|The Los Feliz "Murder Mansion"|