On Sunday June 12 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson became a public figure overnight for on that balmy Sunday evening she was senselessly and brutally murdered in the grounds of her home at 875 South Bundy Drive in the leafy suburb of Brentwood in California.
Her murder trial and that of her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman who had been murdered alongside her became known as the “Trial of the Century” with her former husband Orenthal James Simpson as the accused.
It is hard to believe that Nicole was murdered over twenty three years ago; I can remember the BBC news reports and the iconic photographs of the bloody pathway lined with purple and lilac Agapanthus.
The first book that I ever bought about Nicole was written in October 1994 by her friend Faye Resnick called Nicole Brown Simpson A Private Diary of a Life Interrupted and I am still reading about her…
For as well as enduring interest in the life and legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson, a passion for the Regency world of the Poet Lord Byron and the occasional bar of chocolate, I am also an artist and storyteller creating ‘Life’ in 12th scale.
“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..”
I began to read about Nicole shortly after her murder in June 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 for the creation of the ‘Ghost of Brentwood’ and now known as ‘Nicole’s House’…