"the bad girl of West Seattle," the troubled non-conformist, the short lived Hollywood star who rarely censored her thoughtsdied 40 years ago this past Sunday. Kim's fine remembrance jogged my memory that, oh yeah, Farmer used to live not far from where I'm typing now. Thirty seconds of Googling later, I've made it a point to give the house a particular notice and a nod next time Kai and I stroll by.
It's a good neighborhood for dog-walking and — thanks to the bar named Shadowland after one of her biographies — raising a glass to "the freak from West Seattle."
For more, here's a 2008 post from WestSeattleBlog.