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

    BuzzFeed Unsolved NetworkBuzzFeed Unsolved Network2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network poor Shane and Ryan they don’t have haircuts 💇 maybe because of pandemic 🤦🏻‍♀️

      Uchiba UkiUchiba Ukiหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I love that music...background....

      Evelyn Patino-floreseEvelyn Patino-floreseหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Do you think she pissed off the mob? #postmortem

      Fishcakes the UmbrellaFishcakes the Umbrella2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • 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!

      Arthina SelchowArthina Selchow2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Obviously she was killed, but if you had to fake your death, how would you do it?

      Stephanie UlloaStephanie Ulloa2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I eat body positivity while I love myself everyday. CHANGED MY LIFE!

    BRKN glassesBRKN glasses3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why was her weight so concerning..? (I’m genuinely the worst mathematician in the world so correct me if I’m wrong, but) she had a totally normal healthy range bmi of about 21.5 since she was apparently about 5 foot 3. My mom literally gasped when she heard her weight was 122lbs.... I don’t get it.... that’s not underweight or overweight.... what is so shocking?

    Sophie WalshSophie Walsh7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I've played Chronicles Of Crime: Noir. Their is a story based on this case. Mob.

    Nathan CateNathan Cate8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I forgot how addictive these videos can be lmao

    Genesis OsunaGenesis Osuna11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • At 13:29.. it might be that someone played an earlier recorded message from Todd to messup the investigation

    Arya ThergaonkarArya Thergaonkar15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • but this was Hollywood.... wouldn’t there have been some people who were good at impressions?

    Madeleine GoodisonMadeleine Goodisonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • When even murder sounds relaxing because Ryan's voice is so soothing.

    Sarita GargSarita Gargวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shane makes the disheveled look trendy.

    Ignacio RodriguezIgnacio Rodriguez2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thelma todd is an ancestor of mine, I can’t remember exactly but I think she may have been my great great aunt or something like that on my mums side, and my great aunt is acc named Thelma after her. I feel glad to have a relation to her, but knowing she died this way is horrible :(

    Hhhannah 123Hhhannah 1232 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ` ` T H I C K ` ` 🖐🏻 🤚🏻 - Shane Madej, 2020

    уσυя lσcαl єχρlσѕινє.уσυя lσcαl єχρlσѕινє.2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you guys should do the conspiracy of Kurt Cobains death and the things suggesting that he didn't shoot himself

    Tom Giants fanTom Giants fan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was born 16 desember

    Sigurlaug MarteinsSigurlaug Marteins2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do the freeway phantom murders

    Rohan NRohan N2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey, I'm from India. I've been following you guys from a lot of time. I request you to cover the death of a famous bollywood actress, Sridevi. Her death is a big mystery, so please look into this case.

    Aniket SrivastavaAniket Srivastava2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shouldn’t there be fingerprints on the car door / handle / garage door, maybe hers if it was suicide or a suspect if it was murder? I’m sure it was murder, nobody would dare break two ribs and a nose of their own😳

    Syafiqah NazriSyafiqah Nazri2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did u forget that she had a coat how was it cold

    Kristina AdameKristina Adame3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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(

    Alicia NybladeAlicia Nyblade3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Laras SaelanLaras Saelan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why would you introduce us to an amazing lady with such a tragic end. T.T

    Ruza HelRuza Hel3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think quarantine has gotten to shane

    Jaz WatsonJaz Watson4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Hangover 4: Trouble in Hollywood

    EliteSpark 6947EliteSpark 69474 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:40 i laughed so hard lmao

    Avid AngelAvid Angel4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ryan: "i dont ive never been accused of murder-" Shane "YET"

    RemiiiRemiii4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shane's body positivity single handedly cured my dysmorphia

    Jenna DurhamJenna Durham5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:37 look at Shane's hair when he talking about hair *f i r m*

    ritvikritvik5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😂😂😂 4:37 .....LIKE WHYYYYY 😂😂 y'all a mess

    Gerrie Bii GoodGerrie Bii Good6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ryan looked so satisfied when he looked into the camera and said "I don't care about you" to shane lmaoooo

    Zoe JonesZoe Jones6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How could she open the garage if you need your torso to open the door which is broken.

    Danikah munocDanikah munoc6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Nicola BevingtonNicola Bevington6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shane: very firm, firm... Ryan: yes,yes *silence* Shane: F I R M

    Major AnnaMajor Anna6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Such a fascinating case, full of amazing information and interesting theories. The banter between Shane and Ryan is brilliant

    katherine collinskatherine collins7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Check the lady who replaced her on the big production she signed. Something to see there.

    Mohammed ParkerMohammed Parker7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shane is being so remus lupin this season

    Andreia JaneiroAndreia Janeiro8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It was the chauffeur

    Aurelio RubioAurelio Rubio8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • OKAY WTF happened to them...they never used to make dirty jokes and stuff but now...

    GhazGhaz8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...Do they Live together ...i mean aren't they in Quarantine and stuff...?

    GhazGhaz8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like this case would make a good Netflix series

    Fnaf FnaticFnaf Fnatic8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thelma Todd and The Black Dahlia are two people involved in Unsolved cases and both of them have the same birthday as me omg

    dumbbrowngirldumbbrowngirl9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 20:58 I KNEW the name Gloria Vanderbilt from somewhere, imagine my surprise realizing that she was Anderson Cooper’s mom!

    dumbbrowngirldumbbrowngirl9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Average AlienAverage Alien9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I bet they're self isolating together

    The Lord DoctorThe Lord Doctor9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really like how they are so amazed by the three fingers. I've drank a whole bottle my sweeties.

    Cherry BlackCherry Black9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “Love your body everyday” don’t worry we do 😉

    JesusJesus10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    PsychroclasmPsychroclasm10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Lumorniel SycamoreLumorniel Sycamore10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Forget her, I see luciano in the thumbnail and I click.

    TYTY11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • thicc

    Katrina WhitingKatrina Whiting11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • firm.

    Katrina WhitingKatrina Whiting11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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: :(

    Anna MolinaAnna Molina11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ryan says he’s drinking 10 fingers of rye. *stacks 8 fingers together.

    Zach BrownZach Brown11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm 5 minutes in and Thelma Todd seems very awesome ♥️

    hailey greyhailey grey11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thelma Todd thought way ahead of her time and I respect her for it

    rivoli carvalhorivoli carvalho12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 13:04

    LadnavarLadnavar12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • f i r m

    MadisonMadison13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Harriet McCabeHarriet McCabe13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This so lacked any class or respect for the woman that it was about

    Hunter_sama UwUHunter_sama UwU13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Suspects tend to engage themselves in to the investigation

    Susanna BananaSusanna Banana13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Quarantine edition.

    GRAYGRAY13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Could you make a caylee anthony unsolved.

    Maxwell ShedlockMaxwell Shedlock13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Astro WolvezAstro Wolvez13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Bella MetoyerBella Metoyer13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mixing business and pleasure gets you FakeTaxi

    Gaming LunalaGaming Lunala13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shane kinda looks like Remus Lupin

    Sara MooreSara Moore13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Redora CameronRedora Cameron13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • todd carmen and west were obviously polyam

    Howdy YallHowdy Yall14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i cant be the only one who thinks of DC jason todd when he says her last name ._. but fr she sounded epic

    xX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_XxxX_SpillThe-OrgansSis_Xx14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like her.

    Esther LüscherEsther Lüscher14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • agent with UNDERWORLD connections hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Loura MarksLoura Marks15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "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

    Loura MarksLoura Marks15 วันที่ผ่านมา
The Tinseltown Murder Of Thelma Todd