The Tinseltown Murder Of Thelma Todd

  • Julkaistu 27.03.2020
  • A Hollywood starlet struck down in her prime- was it an accident, suicide or murder? This episode contains sensitive subject matter pertaining to suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or self-harm, there are resources available online to speak directly with a trained professional or to find local community outreach services If you're in the US, you can visit or call them at 1-800-273-8255.
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Kommentteja • 100

  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network  2 kuukautta sitten +6024

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

    • Uchiba Uki
      Uchiba Uki Uukausi sitten

      BuzzFeed Unsolved Network poor Shane and Ryan they don’t have haircuts 💇 maybe because of pandemic 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Evelyn Patino-florese
      Evelyn Patino-florese Uukausi sitten

      I love that music...background....

    • Fishcakes the Umbrella
      Fishcakes the Umbrella Uukausi sitten

      Do you think she pissed off the mob? #postmortem

    • Arthina Selchow
      Arthina Selchow 2 kuukautta sitten

      I was thinking, what if West got mad at her, beat her up some, and then locked her in the garage. Then she, drunk, cold and upset, got in her car and turned it one where she then passed away. Just a thought I had and wanted to share. Love the show!

    • Stephanie Ulloa
      Stephanie Ulloa 2 kuukautta sitten

      Obviously she was killed, but if you had to fake your death, how would you do it?

  • Kristina Adame
    Kristina Adame 6 tuntia sitten

    Did u forget that she had a coat how was it cold

  • Alicia Nyblade
    Alicia Nyblade 8 tuntia sitten

    Thelma Todd, a woman who stuck to her personal morals, knew that beauty isn't just about physical looks, AND liked her whiskey. What a badass lady. I may pour out some Jameson in her honor tonight. Whatever happened to her and wherever her spirit is now, I hope she's at peace. Cheers, Thelma, and blessed be. )O(

  • Laras Saelan
    Laras Saelan 13 tuntia sitten

    HAHAHA ewwww 4:56

  • Ruza Hel
    Ruza Hel 16 tuntia sitten

    Why would you introduce us to an amazing lady with such a tragic end. T.T

  • Jaz Watson
    Jaz Watson 22 tuntia sitten

    I think quarantine has gotten to shane

  • EliteSpark 6947
    EliteSpark 6947 Päivä sitten

    The Hangover 4: Trouble in Hollywood

  • Avid Angel
    Avid Angel Päivä sitten

    1:40 i laughed so hard lmao

  • Remiii
    Remiii Päivä sitten +1

    Ryan: "i dont ive never been accused of murder-" Shane "YET"

  • Jenna Durham
    Jenna Durham 2 päivää sitten

    Shane's body positivity single handedly cured my dysmorphia

  • ritvik
    ritvik 2 päivää sitten

    10:37 look at Shane's hair when he talking about hair

    *f i r m*

  • Gerrie Bii Good
    Gerrie Bii Good 2 päivää sitten

    😂😂😂 4:37 .....LIKE WHYYYYY 😂😂 y'all a mess

  • Zoe Jones
    Zoe Jones 3 päivää sitten

    Ryan looked so satisfied when he looked into the camera and said "I don't care about you" to shane lmaoooo

  • Danikah munoc
    Danikah munoc 3 päivää sitten

    How could she open the garage if you need your torso to open the door which is broken.

  • Nicola Bevington
    Nicola Bevington 3 päivää sitten

    Whoever did this did not mean to murder her! Yes there was an argument and he hit out a little to hard but he didn’t mean to kill her! He panicked and turned on egnition closed the garage door and ran off that’s what I think

  • Major Anna
    Major Anna 3 päivää sitten

    Shane: very firm, firm...
    Ryan: yes,yes


    Shane: F I R M

  • katherine collins
    katherine collins 4 päivää sitten

    Such a fascinating case, full of amazing information and interesting theories. The banter between Shane and Ryan is brilliant

  • Mohammed Parker
    Mohammed Parker 4 päivää sitten

    Check the lady who replaced her on the big production she signed. Something to see there.

  • Andreia Janeiro
    Andreia Janeiro 5 päivää sitten

    Shane is being so remus lupin this season

  • Aurelio Rubio
    Aurelio Rubio 5 päivää sitten

    It was the chauffeur

  • Ghaz
    Ghaz 5 päivää sitten

    OKAY WTF happened to them...they never used to make dirty jokes and stuff but now...

  • Ghaz
    Ghaz 5 päivää sitten

    ...Do they Live together ...i mean aren't they in Quarantine and stuff...?

  • Fnaf Fnatic
    Fnaf Fnatic 5 päivää sitten

    I feel like this case would make a good Netflix series

  • dumbbrowngirl
    dumbbrowngirl 5 päivää sitten

    Thelma Todd and The Black Dahlia are two people involved in Unsolved cases and both of them have the same birthday as me omg

  • dumbbrowngirl
    dumbbrowngirl 5 päivää sitten

    20:58 I KNEW the name Gloria Vanderbilt from somewhere, imagine my surprise realizing that she was Anderson Cooper’s mom!

  • Average Alien
    Average Alien 6 päivää sitten

    My theory is that it was the mob, or the person sending threatening letters. They ambushed her, knocked her unconscious, put her in the car and turned the engine on for a silent and almost unsolvable death. Makes the most sense.

  • The Lord Doctor
    The Lord Doctor 6 päivää sitten

    I bet they're self isolating together

  • Cherry Black
    Cherry Black 6 päivää sitten

    I really like how they are so amazed by the three fingers. I've drank a whole bottle my sweeties.

  • Jesus
    Jesus 6 päivää sitten

    “Love your body everyday” don’t worry we do 😉

  • Psychroclasm
    Psychroclasm 7 päivää sitten

    Wait, why was the chauffeur not a suspect? An hour and a half is a huge window of time unaccounted for. Maybe he tried to take advantage of her drunkenness and she resisted.

  • Lumorniel Sycamore
    Lumorniel Sycamore 7 päivää sitten

    The thing is, the mob thing sounds the most probable one but then at the same time it seems kind of... shady?
    I mean if what the mob was really after was money why kill her? Threatening her would've worked way better.
    Additionally, isn't the point of mob killings over money like that to set an example so others would be willing to pay up without much resistance with the mob using the threat of 'You don't want to end up like Todd'. Or something like that? So then why would they go through so much trouble to make it look like a suicide. I feel like if this was a mob killing they would've made it an obvious greusome murder in order to shock and set an example.

  • TY
    TY 8 päivää sitten

    Forget her, I see luciano in the thumbnail and I click.

  • Katrina Whiting
    Katrina Whiting 8 päivää sitten +1


  • Katrina Whiting
    Katrina Whiting 8 päivää sitten +1


  • Anna Molina
    Anna Molina 8 päivää sitten

    shane: "me, i don't like talking to people i care about, that's my personal preference."
    ryan: "wait, you never talk to me. do you care about me?"
    shane: "yeah! clearly!"
    me: :)
    ryan: "that's crazy bc i don't care about you."
    me: :(

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 8 päivää sitten +1

    Ryan says he’s drinking 10 fingers of rye. *stacks 8 fingers together.

  • hailey grey
    hailey grey 8 päivää sitten

    I'm 5 minutes in and Thelma Todd seems very awesome ♥️

  • rivoli carvalho
    rivoli carvalho 9 päivää sitten +1

    Thelma Todd thought way ahead of her time and I respect her for it

  • Ladnavar
    Ladnavar 9 päivää sitten


  • Madison
    Madison 9 päivää sitten

    f i r m

  • Harriet McCabe
    Harriet McCabe 10 päivää sitten

    I believe that she was had a lover/ boyfriend and he beat her and she couldn’t handle it any more and killed her self

  • Hunter_sama UwU
    Hunter_sama UwU 10 päivää sitten

    This so lacked any class or respect for the woman that it was about

  • Susanna Banana
    Susanna Banana 10 päivää sitten

    Suspects tend to engage themselves in to the investigation

  • GRAY
    GRAY 10 päivää sitten +1

    Quarantine edition.

  • Maxwell Shedlock
    Maxwell Shedlock 10 päivää sitten

    Could you make a caylee anthony unsolved.

  • Astro Wolvez
    Astro Wolvez 10 päivää sitten +2

    Hell blacklisting still happens, like brandon fresher spoke out about being sexually assulted and for about ten years wasn't in any movies. And just recently is finally back.

  • Bella Metoyer
    Bella Metoyer 10 päivää sitten

    TRIGGERING: Is it possible that since she was a beautiful young actress who was somewhat incapable of defending herself, because of her size, she could have been raped and beaten (broken ribs) and she felt so ashamed and alone that she went and did the unthinkable. It would explain why she was quieter than usual in the car ride home.

  • Gaming Lunala
    Gaming Lunala 10 päivää sitten

    Mixing business and pleasure gets you FakeTaxi

  • Sara Moore
    Sara Moore 10 päivää sitten +1

    Shane kinda looks like Remus Lupin

  • Redora Cameron
    Redora Cameron 10 päivää sitten

    I think the reason they killed her is because she mention the casting couch n if she didn't mention the casting couch she will be alive today.

  • Howdy Yall
    Howdy Yall 11 päivää sitten

    todd carmen and west were obviously polyam

  • xX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_Xx
    xX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_Xx 11 päivää sitten

    i cant be the only one who thinks of DC jason todd when he says her last name ._.

    but fr she sounded epic

  • Esther Lüscher
    Esther Lüscher 11 päivää sitten

    I like her.

  • Loura Marks
    Loura Marks 12 päivää sitten +1

    agent with UNDERWORLD connections hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Loura Marks
    Loura Marks 12 päivää sitten

    "I'd eat free food off a-well nevemind I don't want to get into it"
    w h a t d o y o u m e a n s h a n e ,w h a t a r e h i d i n g ,s h a n e

  • xxxexpired lol
    xxxexpired lol 12 päivää sitten +1

    Dang she was a thotty. Das tuff! She one of those🤣

  • Bi Cycle
    Bi Cycle 12 päivää sitten

    "Firm, firm."
    "Yes yes."

  • Pigzlikebacon
    Pigzlikebacon 13 päivää sitten

    I literally just listened to the podcast My Favorite Murder and they were talking about this, which is funny because its pretty much the female version of this

  • Young SAV
    Young SAV 13 päivää sitten +5

    The car was a transformer but he didn’t realize there was a person in him while he was transforming and broke her ribs and nose

  • Slater Gaming
    Slater Gaming 13 päivää sitten

    I wonder what happened to the presents. Were they delivered? Were they thrown out? Were they returned? I guess we’ll never know. 😕

  • Angela Pfeil
    Angela Pfeil 13 päivää sitten

    Rest In Power Thelma

  • jose deleon
    jose deleon 13 päivää sitten +1

    Are they under covid house arrest? Looks like they never left the office

  • L2 BBOC
    L2 BBOC 13 päivää sitten

    BTW...three fingers of rye is NOT bourbon.....rye whiskey is made from rye....bourbon is made from corn...completely different tastes.

  • Satan
    Satan 14 päivää sitten

    The only Lucky Luciano I know wears a pink polo and khaki shorts.

  • Zach Hurd
    Zach Hurd 14 päivää sitten +1

    Why was this never addressed - carbon monoxide poisoning can cause seizures which is not uncommon to break your ribs from the convulsions. She could have easily broken her nose and ribs from carbon monoxide poisoning.
    I'll take it from here bois ... mystery solved.

  • piece of shit
    piece of shit 14 päivää sitten


  • WarriorWolfeh
    WarriorWolfeh 15 päivää sitten

    Firm, firm..........FIRM

  • James Durrant
    James Durrant 15 päivää sitten

    420 haha lol

  • nikkie
    nikkie 15 päivää sitten

    it could be that the cracked ribs came from coughing, maybe, if not a fall.

  • KH Marie
    KH Marie 15 päivää sitten

    Not realizing Lucky Luciano was a mobster before the "I had to do it to'em" meme, sent me to another astral plane

  • Catelin Russin
    Catelin Russin 15 päivää sitten

    he slept in a trunk?

  • boxshroom
    boxshroom 16 päivää sitten

    The broken nose isn't normal. She could've hit her nose on the wheel after she got intoxicated. If it wasn't working fast enough, she could've hit herself with something to break her own ribs. But, if you research now, it was ruled as a suicide and her official cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning. So if you think about it, it's solved.

  • Lay Smith
    Lay Smith 16 päivää sitten

    Shane really rocking the Greg heffley haircut 😂

  • Vincent Video
    Vincent Video 16 päivää sitten

    It's controversial to say this but only a cinema historian can be sure to say it, Back then you needed a hook to be an actress, if you were blonde you practically we sold to nasty producers to get a role in films, that's the sad true, Remember Mansfield and Monroe were not blondes before being famous, that's the control some producers (The Weinsteins of the classic era) had over some newcomers actresses, eventually some of them were girlfriends of famous politics and/or gangsters, of course, I'm not implying only blondes suffered, hollywood is more obscure than what you will never know, if you reunite all your cases with only blonde actresses, the list grows, the problem is that they were attracted to gangsters from back in the day, just like females are attracted to Snoop dogs, eminems and Dr. Dres, it was too dangerous for them and sadly it was easy to get rid of them when they knew too much

  • Idhika
    Idhika 16 päivää sitten +5

    “I don’t know. i have never been accused of murder befo-“

  • Mitch McQuinn
    Mitch McQuinn 16 päivää sitten +6

    It was definitely Gloria; I've never seen a more villainous hair style

  • Paige Mullis
    Paige Mullis 17 päivää sitten

    I love Shane omg 😂

  • Vicky Ho
    Vicky Ho 17 päivää sitten

    yuhh get into it

  • Professor Time
    Professor Time 18 päivää sitten +1

    I love the chemistry of these two guys.
    They have perfect chemistry for the show.

  • Gurbinder Sekhon
    Gurbinder Sekhon 18 päivää sitten +1

    Roland West did it...he admitted that on his deathbed...that's a dying declaration..admissible in a court of law

  • Sammi B.
    Sammi B. 18 päivää sitten

    ive often heard the "$1 in the will" thing is so that close relatives or other acquaintances cant argue they were forgotten in the will, because people have argued the estate out of money that way. good on her.

  • Saniyah R
    Saniyah R 18 päivää sitten +1

    They need to cover Marilyn Monroe!

  • Danie Caparids
    Danie Caparids 18 päivää sitten +1

    Shane looks tired. :(

  • firekind1980
    firekind1980 18 päivää sitten

    Harvey will likely get blamed for this.

  • Alex Bujak
    Alex Bujak 18 päivää sitten +1

    Shane and Ryan work together better than Cheech and Chong

  • bluerosegurl
    bluerosegurl 19 päivää sitten

    lol really y'all?

  • Shane
    Shane 19 päivää sitten

    the more you make fun of Shane's facial hair the more you grow your own. now i know you're just a sociopath or android pretending to be a normal human man but you gotta watch your hypocrisy.

  • Sagie Wagie
    Sagie Wagie 19 päivää sitten +2

    Y’all need to do a Sharon Tate/Charles Manson and talk about her, and her being pregnant, as well as Charles and his cult of women and all to that and the fateful night of the murder of Sharon Tate

  • Anusha Nayak
    Anusha Nayak 19 päivää sitten


    Me:Oh her hair was...firm?

  • angel27
    angel27 19 päivää sitten

    I really wish back then they already have security cameras. It makes me sad every time I watch about how the victims died

  • angel27
    angel27 19 päivää sitten

    The figure of a man in their room always creeps me out

  • Rylie Santos
    Rylie Santos 19 päivää sitten

    Am I the only one who think Shane kinda looks like Remus Lupin from Harry Potter

  • ragecage of Sneezing Dragon
    ragecage of Sneezing Dragon 19 päivää sitten +11

    Shane: "I'm not a demon"
    Also Shane: "I'm an agent with underworld connections"

  • Hollis Costa
    Hollis Costa 19 päivää sitten +2

    these guys both look like there wives just left them, vid was good tho.

  • love. grazer
    love. grazer 19 päivää sitten

    Oh god Shane...why the extra sauce joke?

  • love. grazer
    love. grazer 19 päivää sitten

    “bUsInEsS & pLeAsUrE”

  • Alex Sage
    Alex Sage 20 päivää sitten +6

    Dicico was left $1 so he couldn't be like "oh she forgot about me" and he could get money from that

  • Gezi5
    Gezi5 20 päivää sitten +1


  • Gezi5
    Gezi5 20 päivää sitten +7

    Shane and Ryan are just fangirling over Thelma Todd