THE QUEEN IS DEAD - The Album Cover



In 1986, actor Alain Delon is on the cover of THE QUEEN IS DEAD. ...

In 1986, actor Alain Delon appears in only one movie, LE PASSAGE. ...


In LE PASSAGE, Alain Delon stars as Jean Diaz, who is killed in a car crash. ...
 
Likewise, the "queen of hearts," Princess Diana, will be killed in a car crash. ...


LE PASSAGE was the only film ever in which Alain Delon played someone whose name contains a cluster of the five letters needed to spell Diana. ... 


Jean Diaz
    Diana





In 1986, actor Alain Delon appears on the cover of the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD.  In 1986, Alain Delon stars in LE PASSAGE, playing Jean Diaz, who dies in a car crash.
It was the only time Alain Delon ever played someone whose name contains a cluster of the five letters needed to spell "Diana."  Diana - queen of hearts - will die in a car crash. ...




In LE PASSAGE, Jean Diaz (Alain Delon) enters the afterlife where he learns that his fatal car crash was computer-programmed by Death. ... 

LE PASSAGE was released the same year as THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the album that mysteriously foreshadows the death of Princess Diana. ...   





In LE PASSAGE, the entity "Death" computer-programmed the car crash that would kill Jean Diaz (played by Alain Delon). ... 




The album whose title announces that THE QUEEN IS DEAD has a cover photo of actor Alain Delon - a French man named Alain. ... 
 

The first public announcement of the death of Diana, Queen of Hearts, is made by Doctor Alain Pavie - a French man named Alain. ...  


"Diana, Princess of Wales, died at 4 a.m. ...  The death was announced at 6 a.m. by Dr. Alain Pavie, head of the cardiology department."
- cnn.com




  
The person (Alain Delon) on the cover of the album titled THE QUEEN IS DEAD is a French man named Alain. 
The person (Alain Pavie) who first announces that Diana, queen of hearts, is dead is a French man named Alain. ...   

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/30/diana.dead/




The cover of THE QUEEN IS DEAD is a photo of actor Alain Delon in the film L'INSOUMIS playing the character Thomas Vlassenroot. ...

The film concludes with an on-screen message informing audiences
that the character played by Alain Delon lived from 1933 to 1961. ...


thomas vlassenroot
       1933 - 1961



Jayne Mansfield was born in 1933. ... 

Princess Diana was born in 1961. ... 





The cover of THE QUEEN IS DEAD shows a film character who lived from 1933-1961.  Jayne Mansfield was born in 1933.  Princess Diana was born in 1961. ... 




In 1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in her mid-30's (34) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ...

In 1997, Princess Diana was killed in her mid-30's (36) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ...

Those were the only two car crashes ever in which the only people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ... 





Actress Jayne Mansfield and Princess Diana were victims of the only two car crashes in history in which the only three people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ...

 


The memory of Jayne Mansfield has been revived for decades by her appearance on the cover of an international best-seller, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON. ... 

HOLLYWOOD BABYLON - about Hollywood scandals - has been reprinted around the world in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. ...   

The first edition ever of HOLLYWOOD BABYLON was published in 1959 in Paris - in the year of Morrissey's birth and in the city of Princess Diana's death. ... 

In 1975, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON was updated - including the death of Jayne Mansfield -  and it is the updated edition that is the international best-seller. ...





The first edition of HOLLYWOOD BABYLON (top left) was published in 1959 in Paris - in the year of Morrissey's birth and the city of Princess Diana's death.
HOLLYWOOD BABYLON was updated in 1975 - including the story of Jayne Mansfield's death - and the updated edition became an international best-seller ...




HOLLYWOOD BABYLON wasn't published domestically in England until 1986. ... 

England's 1986 edition of HOLLYWOOD BABYLON is the only one in the world with a green cover. ... 

Morrissey and The Smiths released their album THE QUEEN IS DEAD in 1986. ... 

THE QUEEN IS DEAD is the only album released by The Smiths or Morrissey with a green cover. ... 





In 1986, The Smiths released THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the only album ever by The Smiths or Morrissey that has a green cover. 
In 1986, the first edition of HOLLYWOOD BABYLON published in England is the only one in the world that has a green cover. ...  




The cover of THE QUEEN IS DEAD is a photograph of a dead film character named Thomas. ...

In HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, the first scandal recalled is the Paris death of silent-film star Olive Thomas. ... 

In HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, the sample notice of her Paris death refers to Olive Thomas as a "queen." ...

Princess Diana was famously nicknamed the "queen of hearts" and she died in Paris. ...


"The message made front page headlines:

OLIVE THOMAS DEAD FROM POISON

Olive Thomas, sprightly Ziegfeld Follies' queen,
Selznick Pictures star and Mrs. Jack Pickford ...

The cablegram informed the head of Selznick Pictures that his top star had just been found dead in Paris. ...

The sedate, renowned, Hotel Crillon, on the Place de la Concorde, was a setting most unlikely for Hollywood's first scandal."

- HOLLYWOOD BABYLON.  Kenneth Anger.  





In HOLLYWOOD BABYLON the first scandal reported is the death of silent-film star Olive Thomas.  The death notice refers to Olive Thomas as a "queen" who is found "dead in Paris." 
Thomas is the name of the dead film-character (played by Alain Delon) on the cover of THE QUEEN IS DEAD.  Princess Diana, famously nicknamed the "queen of hearts," died in Paris. ...




The packaging of the vinyl edition of THE QUEEN IS DEAD has Morrissey's printed lyrics. ...

Morrissey's first word for side 1 is "Farewell" and his first word for side 2 is "Sweetness." ...  

That says, "Farewell Sweetness." ... 

Olive Thomas was nicknamed "Everybody's Sweetheart." ... 


"Graphic stories about the wild parties that lured Americans to Paris and now Olive Thomas to her death
 threatened to slander the name and reputation of a beloved star the public came to know as 'Everybody's Sweetheart.' "

- OLIVE THOMAS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SILENT FILM BEAUTY.  Michelle Vogel.  2007. 


Olive Thomas was nicknamed "Everybody's Sweetheart" and she died while visiting Paris. ... 

Princess Diana was nicknamed the "Queen of Hearts" and she died while visiting Paris. ... 





On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, Morrissey's first word on side 1 is "Farewell" and his first word on side 2 is "Sweetness."  That's "Farewell Sweetness." 
Olive Thomas was nicknamed "Everybody's Sweetheart" and she died just weeks before the release of her film, EVERYBODY'S SWEETHEART. ...




Princess Diana's funeral song, CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, was a hasty rewrite of a famous tribute to Marilyn Monroe. ...

Marilyn Monroe was an elite Hollywood actress who died under suspicious circumstances in the prime of her career. ...


"Marilyn Monroe, troubled beauty who failed to find Happiness as Hollywood's brightest star, was discovered dead in her Brentwood home of an apparent
 overdose of sleeping pills Sunday.  The blonde 36-year-old actress was nude, lying face-down on her bed and clutching a telephone receiver in her hand."

- LOS ANGELES TIMES.  August 6, 1962.


Olive Thomas was the first elite Hollywood actress to die under suspicious circumstances in the prime of her career. ... 


"The cablegram informed the head of Selznick Pictures that his top star had just been found dead in Paris. ... The sedate, renowned, Hotel Crillon
 on the Place de la Concorde, was a most unlikely setting for Hollywood's first scandal.  On that September morning the valet used his passkey to
 enter the hotel's royal suite with a breakfast trolley.  What he saw froze him in his tracks.  A sable opera cape was spread out on the floor, and on
 it lay a nude young woman.  One hand still clutched a bottle of toxic bichloride of mercury granules. ... The suicide of Olive Thomas made headlines
 around the world and touched off furious controversy. ... What could have made Olive Thomas kill herself?"

- HOLLYWOOD BABYLON.  Kenneth Anger. 





The very first example of an elite Hollywood actress found dead under suspicious circumstances is Olive Thomas. 
The prime example of an elite Hollywood actress found dead under suspicious circumstances is Marilyn Monroe.
Princess Diana's funeral song, CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, is a rewrite of a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. ...




The death of actress Olive Thomas is the first scandal reported in HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, the best-seller that has the cover-photo of Jayne Mansfield. ... 

The first Hollywood actress with the surname "Mansfield" was Martha Mansfield who performed with Olive Thomas in The Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. ...

Martha Mansfield later signed with Selznick Pictures to be Olive Thomas' Hollywood understudy less than three months before the death of Olive Thomas. ...


"In June 1920 Lewis J. Selznick signed Martha [Mansfield] to be groomed as an 'understudy'
 for his biggest star, Olive Thomas (ironically, Thomas would be dead within three months)."

- GOLDEN IMAGES: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars.  Eve Golden.  2001. 


Three years later, Martha Mansfield died when a discarded match ignited the costume she was  wearing for a film titled, THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA. ...


"Olive [Thomas] was not the only Ziegfeld girl whose life came to a tragic, early end. ... 
 Martha Mansfield was fatally burned on a film set during the making of The Warrens of Virginia. 
 A carelessly tossed match ignited her Civil War costume of billowy hoop skirts and flimsy ruffles
 and within seconds she was engulfed in flames."


- OLIVE THOMAS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SILENT FILM BEAUTY.  Michelle Vogel.  2007.


Martha Mansfield died from being set on fire with a discarded match while making THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA. ... 

Thirty-five years later, a novelty matchbook mocking Jayne Mansfield was manufactured in the state of Virginia. ... 

Significantly, it seems the only matchbook ever relating to Jayne Mansfield is the one manufactured in Virginia. ... 





In 1923, the first Hollywood actress ever surnamed "Mansfield" (Martha) was burned to death when a discarded match ignited the costume she was wearing for the film THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA. 
In 1958, Hollywood's most famous "Mansfield" (Jayne) was mocked with a novelty matchbook that seems to be the only matchbook ever regarding Jayne Mansfield and it was manufactured in Virginia. ... 




Princess Diana was England's "Princess of Wales." ...

England's first-ever "Princess of Wales" was named Joan of Kent. ...

On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the only death mentioned is Joan of Arc. ...


"and now I know how Joan of Arc felt
 now I know how Joan of Arc felt
 as the flames rose to her roman nose"

- BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN.  Song 6 on THE QUEEN IS DEAD.   


Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, meaning she was set on fire. ...  

In 1923, actress Martha Mansfield died after being set on fire with a discarded match while making THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA. ...  

In 1958, actress Jayne Mansfield was mocked with a novelty matchbook manufactured in the state of Virginia. ... 


In Princess Diana's funeral song, it is famously said that she lived her life "like a candle." ...  

Hollywood's first actress surnamed "Mansfield" - Martha Mansfield - died "like a candle." ...   

Princess Diana died in a car crash along with her boyfriend and her driver. ... 

Jayne Mansfield died in a car crash along with her boyfriend and her driver. ...       




 
Martha Mansfield died like a candle when her costume was set on fire with a discarded match.  In Morrissey's lyrics on THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the only death is Joan of Arc who was set on fire. 
Diana is famously said to have lived "like a candle" in her funeral song (CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997).  Diana died like Jayne Mansfield - in a car crash along with her boyfriend and her driver. 




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