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Author Mann, William J, author.

Title Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood / William J. Mann.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    364.1523 MAN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-463).
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780062242167

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