The Tinseltown Murder Of Thelma Todd

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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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    Make sure to leave your questions for our Post Mortem episode down below!

    • Kumari M

      Kumari M

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      beanz

    • Galileo Chiu

      Galileo Chiu

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      My Fingers are pies

    • Darlena Shaw

      Darlena Shaw

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      Do Marylin Monroe’s “suicide”, MURDER next!!!!

    • Preston wheeler

      Preston wheeler

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      #postmortem which places that you have been has the creepiest vibes. #boogara

    • Thelma Tilak

      Thelma Tilak

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      .

  2. jack mars 333 SB

    jack mars 333 SB

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    I think the diver who drove her did it he was the last one to see her.

  3. Meine Postma

    Meine Postma

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    Roland west beat her up and staged her suicide.

  4. Cthrew

    Cthrew

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    Pat Dicicco worked for Lucky Luciano.

  5. Lily Zediana

    Lily Zediana

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    I paused at 1:42 and its gold

  6. Sney

    Sney

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    She couldve gone out to eat with the guy she was going to bring to her friend as a surprise. He might be the one who killed her and tried to make it look like monoxide poisoning. Nobody would suspect him because nobody saw him with her and she didn't name him when she spoke to her friend.

  7. Raquel Feliciano

    Raquel Feliciano

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    7:03 when you want to be a mystery writer but end up writing for the local paper

  8. Grace Ray

    Grace Ray

    11 gün əvvəl

    The piano music that kicks in once Thelma's body is discovered just hits right in the sad.

  9. Mark Gervase

    Mark Gervase

    14 gün əvvəl

    You guys should’ve done this each drinking three fingers of rye.

  10. Shaliek

    Shaliek

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    The background music this episode is *Mwah* chef’s kiss

  11. I need Coffee

    I need Coffee

    15 gün əvvəl

    21:52 (I'm not trying to correct anyone here) But she most likely left him one dollar because he could sue her for leaving nothing and get a bigger cut of the money.

  12. nobody _

    nobody _

    15 gün əvvəl

    Maybe they got into some sort of physical argument, and he locked her in there and she turned on the car to keep warm + was too drunk to realize the danger ?

    • Gemma Hughes

      Gemma Hughes

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      I think this, that he was mad because of her being late / they had an argument that brought that up again, and he put his hands on her (hence the injuries) then locked her in the garage and she or him turned on the car

  13. It's Sofia Monique

    It's Sofia Monique

    15 gün əvvəl

    Theory: Her driver might have kiiled her. Was the driver paid by someone? The driver might’ve took her to get food on the way home. Then did the muder before anyone could know. You have to expect the unexpected.

  14. The Dark Artist

    The Dark Artist

    15 gün əvvəl

    Shane is an agent with underworld connections,....so a demon then.

  15. sleepylilwolf

    sleepylilwolf

    16 gün əvvəl

    It was either murder or suicide

  16. Ava Wisener

    Ava Wisener

    16 gün əvvəl

    Thank you for the warning at the beginning..

  17. Natalie R

    Natalie R

    21 gün əvvəl

    agent with underworld connections? shane just keeps proving he's a demon

  18. Isabelle Rubright

    Isabelle Rubright

    21 gün əvvəl

    I'm pretty sure everyone loves free food

  19. T I K ღ T A K ღ

    T I K ღ T A K ღ

    21 gün əvvəl

    hollywood changes life’s but for the worse :(

  20. Jocelyn Vernon

    Jocelyn Vernon

    21 gün əvvəl

    Actually great shows. I love anything to do with mob/mafia n true crime 😊😊😍😍

  21. AltraGeneration

    AltraGeneration

    23 gün əvvəl

    10:44 Shane: Very firm, firm *firm*

  22. Arthur BE

    Arthur BE

    23 gün əvvəl

    Shane looks like hes been on the case for 40 years

  23. pink panther

    pink panther

    24 gün əvvəl

    no offence but shane and ryan look like they have been expired for 3 months

  24. Mia Moore

    Mia Moore

    24 gün əvvəl

    Petition to get the narrator some Allegra

  25. sammavacaist

    sammavacaist

    25 gün əvvəl

    I really miss professionally made documentaries.

  26. The Seanmeister

    The Seanmeister

    25 gün əvvəl

    To add to the info you 2 said, The D.A. who closed the case, shot himself in 1973.

  27. Kelly Strongtree

    Kelly Strongtree

    27 gün əvvəl

    “Grow a mustache if you gotta!” Haha I love you Shane. But seriously good advice, love yourself every day.

  28. Kaitlyn Bengtson

    Kaitlyn Bengtson

    28 gün əvvəl

    Eat body positivity

  29. Shinwoo Kang

    Shinwoo Kang

    28 gün əvvəl

    The jumpy card indirectly sniff because clutch proximally enter off a same act. elastic, null quiver

  30. isabelle piña

    isabelle piña

    29 gün əvvəl

    “firm”

  31. ari • ult stay

    ari • ult stay

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    i love how this is a really serious topic and us fans are over here making the weirdest and funniest comments i-

  32. Audrey Fahey

    Audrey Fahey

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    There are so many strange... tense😉 moments throughout Thai video

  33. Careless Dreamer

    Careless Dreamer

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    pretty sure she was murdered. also pretty sure the coroner reported the wrong time of death. couldn't say who actually did the job, but its a sad story to be sure, and sadly not uncommon

  34. Deep Kumar

    Deep Kumar

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    TT killed in TT, Hmmm interesting 🤔

    • Saumya Dhanish

      Saumya Dhanish

      25 gün əvvəl

      What?

  35. Shaun Swayne

    Shaun Swayne

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  36. rhiannon people

    rhiannon people

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    Loki is just misunderstood🥲😅

  37. Sangwoo Oh

    Sangwoo Oh

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    What was the song at 6:40?

  38. Vaker_ 6519

    Vaker_ 6519

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    I've seen every episode ever of this show....how TF did I miss this one!

  39. Vexlation -RAWX-

    Vexlation -RAWX-

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  40. Markus Andreasson

    Markus Andreasson

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    when i looked at the tumbnail and there is lucky luciano i immidietly click

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    chelsea ruby

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  42. Dragon Killer 5566

    Dragon Killer 5566

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    After rewatching this video, the only thing I could see that maybe, just maybe Roland West had called Thelma Todd to the car as if he was going to drive her somewhere. He turns the car on, calls Thelma Todd to the car to let her drive, beats her and then locks her in the garage or can flip it and say that Thelma Todd was going to take Rowland West out, West beats Thelma in the car and then locks the garage. Ehh I can see that possible which could have caused the cracked ribs.

  43. MelaninSweetie Sugar

    MelaninSweetie Sugar

    Ay əvvəl

    I just thought of something rewatching this. The theory that she was picked up after being dropped off. What if she was picked up for dinner assaulted, to be intimidated or to hurt her career, place in her car and when she woke up was disoriented turned on her car and passed out again?

  44. gekyume

    gekyume

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    @genesis osuna yep i have been watching everyone i see. It is very addictive😅

  45. Joane Can

    Joane Can

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    The cloistered bell observationally carve because brother worrisomely shade onto a unhealthy seagull. rich, six burglar

  46. MARIABELLA LELIEVELD

    MARIABELLA LELIEVELD

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    2 years today without any signs of depperesion

  47. ignacio valverde

    ignacio valverde

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    Great. My soon to be 8 year old son is addicted to these episodes lol

  48. charlotte !!

    charlotte !!

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    “i would like to see you never mix those together ever again”

  49. The Edelweiss Pirate

    The Edelweiss Pirate

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    Sad end for a very funny and talented lady.

  50. Flanneryschickens

    Flanneryschickens

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    I think it was her ex...He paid off tbe driver

  51. Emlol_ YT

    Emlol_ YT

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    Wow you really gonna hurt Shane like that that’s cold bro

  52. Moose Man

    Moose Man

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    God, I love Thelma so god damn much. I want to kiss her

  53. Fara Gatewood

    Fara Gatewood

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    Maybe she was assaulted inside Roland West's home by West, and died before leaving the garage from internal bleeding. #hollywoodcoverup

  54. Just Twinning!

    Just Twinning!

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    Shane, I love your little hair piece stickin’ up like Dennis the Menace!

  55. Raisa M

    Raisa M

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    Shane’s speech on body positivity brought me to tears

  56. C Buff

    C Buff

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    Murder? Maybe not Tom Hiddleston but DEF Colin Farrell. (Fun fact: Farrell was accused of murder & interrogated in Ireland. Turns out the cops obv had the wrong guy, & Farrell just looked A LOT like the perp.)

  57. Jfr Films

    Jfr Films

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    Teacher: there are 3 states of matter me who knows there are 50 states: 8:26

  58. Ariel Thompkins

    Ariel Thompkins

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    It's really hard for me to love my body. I want to kill myself:(

  59. GUURR8 2CU

    GUURR8 2CU

    Ay əvvəl

    Okay, the nose break on steering wheel could be, and the ribs fractures could be from a corset that she may have worn to keep the appearance of her slim build, to keep the contract in place. Were the cracked ribs one each side? If so her attire says a lot.

  60. Red Sav

    Red Sav

    Ay əvvəl

    Firm

  61. TNC. Hey Itz Louiz

    TNC. Hey Itz Louiz

    Ay əvvəl

    Tbh in 12:46 in thw vid the background music kindaa sussssss

  62. silvercheetah92

    silvercheetah92

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    4:36 There you go kids enjoy it

  63. Peter Lamontagne

    Peter Lamontagne

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    Shane: Love your body. Grow a mustache if you gotta Me, a trans guy, crying: I'm trying.......

    • Nemision

      Nemision

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      You can do it!

  64. clown boy

    clown boy

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    They drink their respect women juice

  65. Lisa Green

    Lisa Green

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    “She had a trunk full of Christmas presents for family and friends”, Todd seems like the coolest person who was way ahead of her time. To meet such a tragic end, it is really unfortunate

  66. Kassy H

    Kassy H

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    Did no one consider the driver?

  67. Noah Christensen

    Noah Christensen

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    1:40-2:00

  68. Jayson Hunter

    Jayson Hunter

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    My only problem is that if she had carbon monoxide in her blood she would have to be breathing while in the car in the garage

  69. Sylvia Twedt

    Sylvia Twedt

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    Weird how I can watch 12 of these and then just go to bed

  70. idgaf oops

    idgaf oops

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    She probably got beat up and then put in the car to cover it up

  71. Dark0o

    Dark0o

    2 ay əvvəl

    It got demonetized

  72. Santiago Escobedo

    Santiago Escobedo

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    Firm

  73. I got some peanuts c:

    I got some peanuts c:

    2 ay əvvəl

    Lovin the hair sticking up on Shane's head, its oddly cute. Kinda weird saying that but cowlicks are cute on anybody

  74. NHMO OYTIS

    NHMO OYTIS

    2 ay əvvəl

    Have you done the murder of William Desmond Taylor?

    • chs75

      chs75

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      They have.

  75. NHMO OYTIS

    NHMO OYTIS

    2 ay əvvəl

    You don’t order peas n carrots at a restaurant but if drunk and hungry might open a can of them and eat them cold.

    • chs75

      chs75

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      @NHMO OYTIS That assumes that she didn't leave again or was feed the vegetables. Also, alcohol is very high in calories. She was likely an alcoholic, so in order to balance the calories from the constant drinks with a need to maintain her weight, veggies (not high in calories) would be just about all she could consume.

    • NHMO OYTIS

      NHMO OYTIS

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      @chs75 she didn’t have it at the party and then was driven home. Also on what planet do peas and carrots promote weight gain? Mashed potatoes and butter/gravy do.

    • chs75

      chs75

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      Actually she might. If she was drinking a lot and needed to maintain her weight, she would order peas and carrots at a restaurant.

  76. NHMO OYTIS

    NHMO OYTIS

    2 ay əvvəl

    LA coroners have been crooked for decades....

  77. NHMO OYTIS

    NHMO OYTIS

    2 ay əvvəl

    #MeToo ain’t new.

  78. gentillydanny

    gentillydanny

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    Peas and carrots - she was always watching her weight. In the newspaper it said she'd bled onto her gown and fur and her blonde locks were pathetically awry. I think she went to West's place, he was pissed because of the time, they had words, she was falling down drunk and fell down inside the apartment, broke her nose and fractured a couple of ribs, she said "F--- this", got the keys, got in the car without opening the door, fell asleep, and that's that.

  79. KJ Exclusive

    KJ Exclusive

    2 ay əvvəl

    13:51 What the legit f*** was behind the door glass

  80. Fe Cu

    Fe Cu

    2 ay əvvəl

    Pure accident. She fell asleep in her car while it was still on, died from monoxide poisoning. At least it was probably very peaceful and harmless.

  81. Van Mejia

    Van Mejia

    2 ay əvvəl

    The video is very amazing and very action

  82. Richard Sanchez

    Richard Sanchez

    2 ay əvvəl

    3:25 what would she think about today's women?

  83. JaeHolland26

    JaeHolland26

    2 ay əvvəl

    Just a quick something that stood out to me. When the chauffeur said that she always asked him to escort her to her door, but didn't on that particular night. Maybe it could have been because she was expecting someone she knew to be there. So if someone she trusted was there, there would be no need for her usual routine. Just a thought. Would be something I would do. Well, I mean, not now after watching this video. Or is it possible the chauffeur is the one who did it and put her body in her garage.

  84. Cael Maier

    Cael Maier

    2 ay əvvəl

    mmm

  85. Evan Maenaga

    Evan Maenaga

    2 ay əvvəl

    I’m not drinking 3 fingers of rye I’m drinking 10 fingers of rye

  86. Diontae Daughtry

    Diontae Daughtry

    2 ay əvvəl

    If Lucky's in it he most likely did it.

  87. SteelOnTarget

    SteelOnTarget

    2 ay əvvəl

    I don't know what I love more in this episode, Shane's awesome commentary & depiction of Ryan drinking whiskey, or his amazing hair.

  88. Bush DidHarambe 421

    Bush DidHarambe 421

    2 ay əvvəl

    1.46 he got the spirit but he’s still a lil confused

  89. Dylan Ryan

    Dylan Ryan

    2 ay əvvəl

    Mink coat, karma got her

  90. Captain Ravioli12

    Captain Ravioli12

    2 ay əvvəl

    Since it’s like 99% obvious it’s murder, my thought was like... what if it was the boyfriend? He could’ve beaten her, taken her out to the car and let her suffocate? 😳

  91. Rich Shank

    Rich Shank

    2 ay əvvəl

    Pat Dicicco looks like Tommy Angelo from mafia definitive edition

  92. That Tsundoku Girl

    That Tsundoku Girl

    2 ay əvvəl

    I've been literally watching these series everyday, like literally binge watching. And I'm scared but I can't stop. Its so addictive🤧

  93. Cameron

    Cameron

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    Something they didn't mention was that Pat DiCicco allegedly worked for Lucky Luciano which is probably why Luciano was a popular suspect. Also fun fact DiCicco was the cousin of Albert "Cubby" Broccoli who produced the James Bond films and gave him the nickname "Cubby"

  94. Ochré

    Ochré

    2 ay əvvəl

    The alliteration tho

  95. Sergio Alcantara

    Sergio Alcantara

    2 ay əvvəl

    *FIRM*

  96. mia clark

    mia clark

    2 ay əvvəl

    Please do more recent ones like Madeline macann etc

  97. taes left gucci slide

    taes left gucci slide

    2 ay əvvəl

    When I tell people I have an eating disorder 1:40

  98. Kierstynn Hunter

    Kierstynn Hunter

    2 ay əvvəl

    No bad talking about Tom Hiddleston ghoul boys!!

  99. Emmanuel Abreu

    Emmanuel Abreu

    2 ay əvvəl

    Firm....

  100. Sienna XO

    Sienna XO

    2 ay əvvəl

    Ngl I SCREAMED when Shane brought up Tom Hiddleston, cause I love Tom with my life

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