In the early 1920s, Hollywood was threatened by a string of scandals-including the murder of the handsome, secretly haunted actor and director William Desmond Taylor, a crime that went unsolved for nearly a century. Now, in this fiendishly involving New York Times bestseller-hailed as "e;a must-read"e; by Liz Smith-William Mann draws on a rich host of sources, many untapped for decades, to revisit the case of the enigmatic Taylor and the diverse cast that surrounded him-including three loyal ingenues, a devoted valet, a gang of two-bit thugs, and moguls Adolph Zukor and Marcus Loew, locked in a struggle for control of the exploding industry. Along the way, Mann brings to life Los Angeles in the Roaring Twenties: a town filled with celebrities, party girls, and drug dealers-a dangerous place where the powerful could still run afoul of the desperate.
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, And Madness At The Dawn Of Hollywood
Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
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