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Tinseltown : Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
by William J. Mann


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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 "a must-read" 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 "a must-read" 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062242198
  • ISBN-10: 0062242199
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 528


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