The Story of ‘Nicole’s House’…

As well as an abiding interest in the life and legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson, I am also an artist who creates ‘Small Worlds’ of realism and fantasy in 12th scale miniature.

 “I just don’t see how our stories compare -I was so bad because I wore sweats & left shoes around & didn’t keep a perfect house or comb my hair the way you like it – or had dinner ready at the precise moment you walked through the door or that I just plain got on your nerves sometimes.

 I just don’t see how that compares to infidelity, wife beating, verbal abuse -

 I just don’t think everybody goes through this…. I called the cops to save my life whether you believe it or not..”

 These are the harrowing words written by Nicole shortly before her brutal murder on Sunday June 12 1994 in the garden of her Brentwood home in Los Angeles as her two children Justin and Sydney were sleeping.

 Nicole’s former husband O.J. Simpson was subsequently arrested, tried and acquitted of her murder and that of her friend Ronald Goldman in a relentless blaze of publicity the following year.

 I began to read about Nicole shortly after her murder in 1994, she was the focus for the research and publication of my BA thesis in 1999 and I have been reading about her ever since.

 She was also the inspiration behind the creation of my “California style” ocean-front house titled ‘Nicole’s House’ or ‘The Ghost of Brentwood’.

Hallway... Remembering Nicole (Nicole's House)

 In June 1994 and shortly before her brutal murder, Nicole was making plans to leave her home in Brentwood in order to escape the abuse and obsession that had characterised her long relationship with Simpson.

 Only days before her death, Nicole had seen a beach house in Malibu available for rent and she was excited and positive at the prospect of a move there with their children.

 ‘Nicole’s House’ is a House created in 12th scale miniature that tells several narratives:

 A recreation of some of the principle rooms at 875 South Bundy Drive as they were discovered in the early hours of Monday June 13 1994 as the investigation into the murders of Nicole and Ronald Lyle Goldman was underway.

 Additional rooms are created as a tribute to the style and essence of Nicole who loved the style of interior design that has come to typify the “California Look”.

 Finally, as we know that Nicole was planning a move to a beach house in Malibu, ‘Nicole’s House’ is a poignant reminder of “what could have been”.

To follow the story of ‘Nicole’s House’ here on WordPress, simply click on the link: ‘Nicole’s House’ The Ghost of Brentwood…

Thank you for Remembering Nicole!

Bye for now!

Tee

Nicole, the Model Mother…

The last photo of Nicole Simpson alive was taken as she proudly watched her son Justin, 5, graduate from kindergarten on June 8 – just four days before she was savagely slashed to death.

Nicole, 35, was wearing a black sleeveless dress that made her stand out from the crowd at the ceremony, held on the playground at Sunshine Pre School not far from her luxury condo in Brentwood.

National Enquirer (June 28 1994)

“Nicole’s face lit up with joy when Justin’s name was called out and he stepped forward to get his diploma,” said Mina Shekarchian, 35, the mother of another student.

“She was smiling broadly and clapped as loudly as she could… Justin was having a great time as he sang children’s songs with the other kids. He was laughing, and from time to time he looked over at his mom and waved.”

When the one-hour ceremony ended, Justin ran over to his mom and gave her a kiss, recalled Mina, who was standing beside Nicole at the time.

“Nicole asked her son, ‘Honey, what do you want to do tonight? This is your day and your treat. Oh, I’m so proud of you, Justin!’

“And with that, she reached down and hugged him close.

“What a fitting way to remember Nicole. She was such a good mother: My eyes fill with tears when I think that the wonderful children she adored will never see her again.”

The National Enquirer (June 28 1994)

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Trust Me! The Denials of Al Cowlings…

According to a report, porn actress Jennifer Peace claimed Cowlings revealed bombshell information during a night of lovemaking with her several days after the murders.

The actress claims Cowlings talked about the murder weapon, explaining: “Trust me, they’ll never find it. It’s in the water somewhere.” He also reportedly told her: “O.J. called me the night of the murders – hysterical, freaking out. He kept saying over and over: ‘I didn’t mean to do it. I’ve done something terrible. I didn’t mean for things to turn out this way.'”

Cowlings denied making statements to Peace. But, says Levin, Brown and Simpson family attorneys will now ask him point-blank about Simpson, the confession and the knife, not just about conversations with the porn star.

National Examiner (June 18 1996)

Cowlings refused to answer deposition questions about why he and fellow O.J. buddy Robert Kardashian tore apart Simpson’s golf bag, looking for possible clues.

O.J. prosecutor Chris Darden has suggested that O.J. could have taken the knife to Chicago in that bag.

And Faye Resnick, Nicole’s best friend, claims Cowlings KNEW O.J. got rid of the knife using his golf bag. “He should have the guts to tell the truth,” Resnick says…

The National Examiner (June 18 1996)

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

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An Enduring Legacy!

‘A Loving Mother’

“Every Mother’s Day, Nicole, O.J. and the kids came to my parents’ house in Dana Point for a big family barbecue. There they were surrounded by my sisters and their kids.

“It was a wonderful day, a family event filled with love and joy – and whatever problems Nicole and O.J. had during their marriage disappeared.

“This was a day when Nicole celebrated being a mother. Instead of hanging out with the adults, she ran around and played games with all the kids. She got down on their level and had fun with them.”

A Life in Headlines (May 16 1995) (nicolebrownsimpson.net).net)

This year in the wake of Nicole’s murder, there will be no joyful family barbecue. “This Mother’s Day is going to difficult for our family,” confided Tanya Brown. “It will be the first one since her death.”

Despite her bitterness over her sister’s death, Tanya is comforted by the knowledge that she and the rest of the Brown family are raising Nicole’s children in a loving environment.

“I know Nicole is looking down from heaven with a big smile on her face. She sees that Sydney and Justin are happy – and that make her happy.”

The National Enquirer (May 16 1995)

A Most Favourite Day of the Year… Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

The Haunted Dream of Christopher Darden…

Prosecutor Chris Darden is not only convinced that O.J. Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman – he claims he knows just how The Juice did it!

In his riveting new book, In Contempt, Darden defiantly recreates the events of that June night two years ago in haunting detail based on the overwhelming evidence collected by the prosecution – but ignored by the jury.

Among the most damning pieces of proof, he believes, are the shocking crime scene photos, which told the dedicated prosecutor about the motive for murder.

“To murder someone with a knife,” he says, “is to make the killing personal. It was as if the man who did this wanted her to know it was him.”

The bloody images of Ron and Nicole continue to haunt Darden. “I could see exactly how it happened,” Darden writes. “Every time I see it, I want to tell him I can see inside his heart and I know what happened.”

Globe Magazine (April 2 1996)

“…. You grabbed her by the hair and pulled her hair back, put the knife to her throat, and drew it back toward yourself, cutting all the way to her spine. You damn near cut her head off. It was freeing and painful at the same time wasn’t it?

“But it wasn’t quite like your dreams. It was messier and harder. At night – when your lawyers aren’t around t convince the world that you didn’t do it – I’ll bet you ache a little bit.”

While Darden says he has no hatred for Simpson, he does admit that he wished the disgraced gridiron great had killed himself during the infamous Bronco chase. “That would probably have been the honorable thing to do,” Darden says.

Globe Magazine (April 2 1996)

Christopher Darden and the Contemptible Truth! Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

Getting Away With Murder! Kato Speaks…

Kato Kaelin testified in his deposition that Nicole once told him she knew O.J. Simpson would murder her someday. And she thought her end would come this way: He would stab her to death with a pair of scissors.

Kato says Nicole poured her heart out to him for hours about O.J.’s jealousy of other men, the beatings she took from him, their thunderous fights – and most of all her terrifying fear of the onetime gridrion great.

The most shocking moment came when Nicole suddenly predicted that O.J. would someday kill her – and he’d get away with it.

Kato says Nicole also talked extensively about the beatings and abuse she received at the hands of O.J. – including the most publicized one on New Year’s Day, 1989.

“She said she got pushed around and hit… in the face wit his hand. She got bruised up and something was fractured. I think she fractured part of her head. When the police came, “Nicole said she was in her underwear and bra. The cop gave her a coat and she said “O’J’s beating me” and “Don’t let him off.” The cops said it was O.J. Simpson… they didn’t want to take him in.”

Kato said he believed Nicole went to the hospital with a fractured skull. But she was too embarrassed to tell the doctor that it was caused by a beating. “She said she got it from a fall,” Kato reported.

A Life in Headlines (March 5 1996) 2937x2665

On another occasion, when she was pregnant with Sydney, she caught O.J. in the guest house with another woman.

Kato said there was a big fight about that but he didn’t know if there was a beating. He added that Nicole told him that O.J. verbally abused her when she was pregnant. “You’re fat, and I think you’re looking like a pig,” he said.

When O.J. and Nicole attempted a reconciliation in the spring of 1993, Nicole confided to Kato that she still feared for her safety.

Star Magazine (March 5 1996)