Show Business Homicides: An Encyclopedia, 1908-2009

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McFarland, Dec 31, 2010 - Performing Arts - 420 pages
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A companion volume to the author's Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases (2002), this reference work chronicles 298 cases of what can be broadly defined as "celebrity" homicides from the early twentieth century onward. Cases are drawn from the realms of film, theatre, music, dance and other entertainment fields. In each instance, the person was either the actual or suspected perpetrator or the victim of a murder. Included are entries on such well-known personalities as film comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actress Sharon Tate, music producer Phil Spector, rap artist Notorious B.I.G., and superstar Michael Jackson. Each entry covers the crime, its legal disposition, and the subject's personal and professional background, comprehensively documented with notes and a separate bibliography.

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We got this book in today. I'm pretty excited, seeing as it is the companion to "Suicide in the Entertainment Industry" which I just happened to be sucked into yesterday. Fascinatingly morbid. Read full review

About the author (2010)

David K. Frasier is a reference librarian at the Lilly Library at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is the author of several books.

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