The Tinseltown Murder Of Thelma Todd

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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Thelma Todd
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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Networkپیش 2 ماه

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

  2. Uchiba Uki

    Uchiba Ukiپیش ماه

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

  3. Evelyn Patino-florese

    Evelyn Patino-floreseپیش ماه

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

  4. Fishcakes the Umbrella

    Fishcakes the Umbrellaپیش ماه

    Do you think she pissed off the mob? #postmortem

  5. Arthina Selchow

    Arthina Selchowپیش ماه

    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!

  6. Stephanie Ulloa

    Stephanie Ulloaپیش 2 ماه

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

  7. Remiii

    Remiiiپیش 7 دقیقه

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

  8. Jenna Durham

    Jenna Durhamپیش 8 ساعت

    Shane's body positivity single handedly cured my dysmorphia

  9. ritvik

    ritvikپیش 17 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="637">10:37</a> look at Shane's hair when he talking about hair *f i r m*

  10. Gerrie Bii Good

    Gerrie Bii Goodپیش روز

    😂😂😂 <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="277">4:37</a> .....LIKE WHYYYYY 😂😂 y'all a mess

  11. Zoe Jones

    Zoe Jonesپیش روز

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

  12. Danikah munoc

    Danikah munocپیش روز

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

  13. Nicola Bevington

    Nicola Bevingtonپیش روز

    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

  14. Major Anna

    Major Annaپیش روز

    Shane: very firm, firm... Ryan: yes,yes *silence* Shane: F I R M

  15. katherine collins

    katherine collinsپیش 2 روز

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

  16. Mohammed Parker

    Mohammed Parkerپیش 2 روز

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

  17. Andreia Janeiro

    Andreia Janeiroپیش 3 روز

    Shane is being so remus lupin this season

  18. Aurelio Rubio

    Aurelio Rubioپیش 3 روز

    It was the chauffeur

  19. Ghaz

    Ghazپیش 3 روز

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

  20. Ghaz

    Ghazپیش 3 روز

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

  21. Fnaf Fnatic

    Fnaf Fnaticپیش 3 روز

    I feel like this case would make a good Netflix series

  22. dumbbrowngirl

    dumbbrowngirlپیش 4 روز

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

  23. dumbbrowngirl

    dumbbrowngirlپیش 4 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1258">20:58</a> I KNEW the name Gloria Vanderbilt from somewhere, imagine my surprise realizing that she was Anderson Cooper’s mom!

  24. Average Alien

    Average Alienپیش 4 روز

    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.

  25. The Lord Doctor

    The Lord Doctorپیش 4 روز

    I bet they're self isolating together

  26. Cherry Black

    Cherry Blackپیش 4 روز

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

  27. Oh yah mr krabs

    Oh yah mr krabsپیش 5 روز

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

  28. Psychroclasm

    Psychroclasmپیش 5 روز

    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.

  29. Lumorniel Sycamore

    Lumorniel Sycamoreپیش 5 روز

    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.

  30. TY

    TYپیش 6 روز

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

  31. Katrina Whiting

    Katrina Whitingپیش 6 روز


  32. Katrina Whiting

    Katrina Whitingپیش 6 روز


  33. Anna Molina

    Anna Molinaپیش 6 روز

    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: :(

  34. Zach Brown

    Zach Brownپیش 6 روز

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

  35. hailey grey

    hailey greyپیش 6 روز

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

  36. rivoli carvalho

    rivoli carvalhoپیش 7 روز

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

  37. Ladnavar

    Ladnavarپیش 7 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="784">13:04</a>

  38. Madison

    Madisonپیش 8 روز

    f i r m

  39. Harriet McCabe

    Harriet McCabeپیش 8 روز

    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

  40. Hunter_sama UwU

    Hunter_sama UwUپیش 8 روز

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

  41. Susanna Banana

    Susanna Bananaپیش 8 روز

    Suspects tend to engage themselves in to the investigation

  42. GRAY

    GRAYپیش 8 روز

    Quarantine edition.

  43. Maxwell Shedlock

    Maxwell Shedlockپیش 8 روز

    Could you make a caylee anthony unsolved.

  44. Astro Wolvez

    Astro Wolvezپیش 8 روز

    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.

  45. Bella Metoyer

    Bella Metoyerپیش 8 روز

    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.

  46. Gaming Lunala

    Gaming Lunalaپیش 8 روز

    Mixing business and pleasure gets you FakeTaxi

  47. Sara Moore

    Sara Mooreپیش 8 روز

    Shane kinda looks like Remus Lupin

  48. Redora Cameron

    Redora Cameronپیش 8 روز

    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.

  49. Howdy Yall

    Howdy Yallپیش 9 روز

    todd carmen and west were obviously polyam

  50. xX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_Xx

    xX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_Xxپیش 9 روز

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

  51. Esther Lüscher

    Esther Lüscherپیش 9 روز

    I like her.

  52. Loura Marks

    Loura Marksپیش 10 روز

    agent with UNDERWORLD connections hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  53. Loura Marks

    Loura Marksپیش 10 روز

    "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

  54. xxxexpired lol

    xxxexpired lolپیش 10 روز

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

  55. Bi Cycle

    Bi Cycleپیش 10 روز

    "Firm, firm." "Yes yes." "Firm."

  56. Pigzlikebacon

    Pigzlikebaconپیش 11 روز

    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

  57. Young SAV

    Young SAVپیش 11 روز

    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

  58. Алена Абросимова

    Алена Абросимоваپیش 11 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="99">1:39</a>

  59. Slater Gaming

    Slater Gamingپیش 11 روز

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

  60. Angela Pfeil

    Angela Pfeilپیش 11 روز

    Rest In Power Thelma

  61. jose deleon

    jose deleonپیش 12 روز

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

  62. L2 BBOC

    L2 BBOCپیش 12 روز

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

  63. Satan

    Satanپیش 12 روز

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

  64. Zach Hurd

    Zach Hurdپیش 12 روز

    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.

  65. piece of shit

    piece of shitپیش 12 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="100">1:40</a> 👏👏👏✊

  66. WarriorWolfeh

    WarriorWolfehپیش 13 روز

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

  67. James Durrant

    James Durrantپیش 13 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="370">6:10</a> 420 haha lol

  68. nikkie

    nikkieپیش 13 روز

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

  69. KH Marie

    KH Marieپیش 13 روز

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

  70. Catelin Russin

    Catelin Russinپیش 14 روز

    he slept in a trunk?

  71. shroomeditz

    shroomeditzپیش 14 روز

    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.

  72. Lay Smith

    Lay Smithپیش 14 روز

    Shane really rocking the Greg heffley haircut 😂

  73. Vincent Video

    Vincent Videoپیش 14 روز

    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

  74. Idhika

    Idhikaپیش 14 روز

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

  75. Mitch McQuinn

    Mitch McQuinnپیش 15 روز

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

  76. Paige Mullis

    Paige Mullisپیش 15 روز

    I love Shane omg 😂

  77. Vicky Ho

    Vicky Hoپیش 15 روز

    yuhh get into it

  78. Professor Time

    Professor Timeپیش 16 روز

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

  79. Gurbinder Sekhon

    Gurbinder Sekhonپیش 16 روز

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

  80. Sammi B.

    Sammi B.پیش 16 روز

    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.

  81. Saniyah R

    Saniyah Rپیش 16 روز

    They need to cover Marilyn Monroe!

  82. Danie Caparids

    Danie Caparidsپیش 16 روز

    Shane looks tired. :(

  83. firekind1980

    firekind1980پیش 16 روز

    Harvey will likely get blamed for this.

  84. Alex Bujak

    Alex Bujakپیش 16 روز

    Shane and Ryan work together better than Cheech and Chong

  85. bluerosegurl

    bluerosegurlپیش 17 روز

    lol really y'all?