Much of the discussion about the murder of 81-year-old Catherine Davis was about the man who killed her, Sons of Anarchy actor/Scientologist/crazy person Johnny Lewis, not about, y’know, the woman slain in cold blood. In fact, to this point, she’s just been known as the “poor landlord with the cat.” But Davis was a Hollywood star herself, says actor/comedian Taylor Negron, who wrote a tribute to the “near saint” for xoJane.
Cathy Davis was a woman of astounding energy and clear-minded self-creation. The house she rented to accused killer Johnny Lewis — and to me, Parker Posey, Thomas Jane, Chris Parnell, Paula Poundstone, and so many others — was known to us as the “Writer’s Villa.” It is located in an affluent part of Los Feliz and was built in 1927 to resemble a Villa in Spain or Italy. The original bathrooms of Malibu tile still exist, reflected by the beveled mirrors in the medicine cabinet.
The door was always open, and soon I found that my boyhood friend Val Kilmer was living in one of the rooms, and there we had parties with serious actors like George Clooney and his then wife Talia Balsam. Paula Poundstone lived there.
Cathy, always the writer and reader, began writing her own historical biography on the “Life of Phoebe Apperson Hearst,” mother of William Randolph Hearst. She was working on the book in her room when she was murdered. (Via)
This story makes me sad, so here’s a GIF of two bunnies cuddling.
Not everything in the world is awful. Just most things.