A Cast of Killers

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From the author of Turning the Tide comes a riveting Hollywood expose filled with sex, glamour, mystery, and corruption--a true crime classic. In 1967, director King Vidor took it upon himself to attempt to solve the 1922 murder of flamboyant director William Desmond Taylor. This mesmerizing account reconstructs the full shocking truth of the murder that was too scandalous even for Hollywood. Photographs.

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I am also a big movie fan - especially the classics - and find the early days in movie history an amazing time to read about. These movie pioneers were some fascinating characters! This infamous ... Read full review

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William Desmond Taylor's murderer was Mary Miles Minter's mother. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
18
Section 3
34
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About the author (1992)

Sidney Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A CAST OF KILLERS, TURNING THE TIDE, LORDS OF SIPAN, EDGAR CAYCE: AN AMERICAN PROPHET, and THE REVENGE OF THOMAS EAKINS. His documentary film, MY FATHER THE PRESIDENT, about Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, was a winner at the American Film Festival. HBO, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the A & E Television Networks have all featured his work. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in "The New York Times", "Time" magazine, "The New Yorker", and "Playboy". He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Stony Brook, New York.

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