Skip to comments.Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000 (media vultures)
Posted on 02/09/2007 3:16:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
Footage of the final moments of Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's life sold for more than $500,000 Thursday after a media bidding war, according to Splash News & Picture Agency, the paparazzi outlet that sold the rights to the tape.
The video shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star as she was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Splash News screened the videotape to potential media buyers at their Los Angeles headquarters just hours after Smith's death Thursday afternoon.
Emergency responders appear to administer CPR on two separate occasions as the TrimSpa spokeswoman was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney, according to FOX News Channel producer Christopher Spinder, who viewed the tape.
"At one point they kind of started to look like they were going to put the gurney onto the ambulance and they kind of pulled the gurney back out a little bit so they could do a second administering of CPR," Spinder said.
Her companion and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is not visible in the video.
The two-minute tape, shot from three different angles from a distance of about 50 feet, shows Smith's sheet-covered body, with an oxygen mask over her face, being taken out of the Hard Rock Hotel by a gaggle of emergency responders, including paramedics and police.
"You cannot see her face, you cannot see hair flowing out from underneath the mask," Spinder said. "Again if someone didn't tell me this was Anna Nicole Smith, I totally would not have known it. You can't even tell it's a woman."
The video shows footage of the ambulance driving away from the hotel under a police escort, then cuts to the ambulance at Memorial Regional Hospital just after 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
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Sounds like she actually got closer to Jayne Mansfield than Marilyn Monroe. At least she didn't go out like Jayne did.
Well, she outlived MM by 3 years.
Remember Elvis? He died from a drug overdose as well. Who would have ever thought he would end up like that? People are still making money off of him.
Good clue! I've been reading quite a lot about Mr. Stern re his presence when her son died and now his presence when she died. The dots do seem to connect........
You can be sure there will be no lessons learned from this death.
I hope she rests in peace. Her life was a tragedy.
That said, the MSM giving her death so much coverage is pathetic.
MUST MISS TV
Well, the Daily News headline was: "Scandal In The Wind".
I guess that might be a start.
Just saw an interview where she said she's never doing Playboy.
That said, she does appear to be teetering on the edge. Few handle fame very well.
The lawyer, Stern, didn't just hapen to be in the room. There was testimony that he gave the kid methadone. The autopsy also found 2 different types of antidepressant in his system which with the methadone killed him. Interesting, eh?
[It was said on Sky News this morning that the person she admired and wished to emulate was Marilyn Monroe.]
IF true, it is apparently at least one thing she did well. This is an ironically sad story in the wierdest kind of way.
Was she still the size of a large, drug-addled horse, or had she dropped any of that weight? As I recall, a big loss in weight over a short time can cause great havoc for your heart. And if the heart is already weakened by drugs and such...
All I know about TV, I get from FreeRepublic! I don't ever have to watch the shows or the people; I just read what others say.
Steve Irwin's family should decide that-he gave the world quality entertainment and it was also very educational-a rare thing in the sewer of television-Anna Nicole Smith and her parasite shyster boyfreind apparently peddled death photos of her son-if this is true it is as low as it gets-I had no interest in her at all-it would be better to spend more time on the lives of brave men and women who are dying in the service of this country
Interesting that she would go against Trump. He's been negotiating with his good friend, whathisname, to get her on the cover of Playboy. Tastefully, of course. /s/
Don't know if it's true or not but news reports say she was recently hospitalized with a collapsed lung, and was recently running a fever with other health issues.
Note: She may have said she's never doing any nudity in Playboy...but I doubt Playboy would want her if that was the case.