The girl on the cover of our book Beverly Hills Confidential has an ominous message scrawled (or carved?) on her back that reads “Last Warning.” Once we did our detective work, we found out her name was Barbara Leonard, the Lindsay Lohan of her day, getting attention for all the wrong things. (Read more on p. 40) Few photos exist of the actress, here’s a new one we just discovered thanks to a Photoplay magazine shown to us by Richard Adkins, author of “Adrian – American Designer” www.hollywoodandart.com. Thanks for the find!
Below you’ll also see the negative we discovered of Leonard the day she was found with the message on her back. The picture of the “crime” was buried deep in the vault of the Beverly Hills police department files.