A Cast of Killers

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Dutton, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 301 pages
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This account of the 1922 murder of film director William Desmond Taylor reveals the complete untold story--secretly solved by director King Vidor prior to his death in 1982--of one of the most famous crime mysteries in America

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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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Although slow to start, once you get about 50-75 pages in, it really picks up and becomes darn near impossible to put down. It reads like an old noir mystery - and the author imagines it in a way that ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

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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