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  - 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

Review: Famous Players (Treasury of XXth Century Murder)

User Review  - Sam Quixote - Goodreads

Rick Geary puts out another excellent book, this time moving his series on murder into the 20th century. The focus is of the murder of Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor in 1922. Taylor was a ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Lewis Trondheim is the creator of such comic strips as A.L.I.E.E.E.N., Mr. O, and McConey Rabbit, and is the cowriter of Dungeon. He is the author of A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues, Kaput & Kosky, Mister I, and the Little Nothings series. He is the head of Shampooing, an imprint of the French comics publisher Delcourt.

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