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Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood

Mann, William J. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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Creston Public Library 364.15230979494 MAN (Text) 35140900001127 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062242167 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xi, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, and the diverse cast that surrounded him before he was murdered in 1922-- including three beautiful, ambitious actresses, the ruthless founder of Paramount locked in a struggle for control of the film industry, a grasping stage mother, a devoted valet, and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.
Subject: Taylor, William Desmond -- 1877-1922 -- Friends and associates
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
Motion picture producers and directors -- Crimes against -- United States
Murder -- Investigation -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
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