There’s a thread over in GD about whether Dale Earnhardt’s autopsy photos should be released to a local paper. Now—first—let me go on record as saying his family should do everything they can to keep them from being released.
But. That having been said, haven’t you peeked at books or Web sites of celebrity death photos with a mixture of total guilt and “oooh—cool!” Someone asked me, “If you’d have found a photo of Jean Harlow in her coffin, would you have put it in your book?” and I thought no, I wouldn’t have—but I’d sure like to have SEEN it!
Now, honestly—if someone told you they had some postmortem photos of, say, Princess Di or Vic Morrow, wouldn’t you wanna SEE 'em? Yeah, you’d feel dirty and guilty and grossed-out . . . But wouldn’t you take a peek?
. . . Keep in mind, I’m the gal with that “Life” photo of Evelyn McHale up at her desk . . .