Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor

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NBM Comics Lit, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 80 pages
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It`s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars` certainly are not in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the `upscale` Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell `em!

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Review: Famous Players (Treasury of XXth Century Murder)

User Review  - Kirsti - Goodreads

Well-researched and beautifully drawn, but ultimately unsatisfying because nobody knows who committed the murder. Read full review

Review: Famous Players (Treasury of XXth Century Murder)

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

I love Rick Geary and his graphic novels based on true crimes. The images are timeless in black and white and tell a wonderful story of the time as well as the crime. I learned a lot about early cinema. Read full review

About the author (2009)

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.

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