A cast of killers

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Penguin Books, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 301 pages
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Forty years after the 1921 murder of distinguised silent film director William Desmond Taylor, another famed director, King Vidor, ferreted out Taylor's murderer. The full story of this sensational true crime can now be told in all its shocking details of sex, starlets, drugs, greed, passion and corruption.

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This book was such a page turner. It gave me a glimpse into old Hollywood that I've never read anywhere before. The ending was a bit sad - Vidor's meeting with Mary Miles Minter specifically. I wish someone would make this into a movie - it would be great! Read full review

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At first, I thought that this was a "Dan Brown-ish" made up thriller. After reading the end notes, I am not sure. Instead of just presenting the murder and clues, we are instead lead through the ... Read full review

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