Mondo drector Gualtiero Jacopetti, 1919 - 2011

Died yesterday at 92. Influenced everything from John Waters to all those Faces of Death videos to cable’s “Shit Blows Up” shows to one of my own favorite films, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield.

I didn’t know till reading his obits that he’d been in the car with gorgeous British actress Belinda Lee in the accident that killed her in 1961; papers say he’ll be buried next to her.