Blood Cold: Fame Sex and Murder in Hollywood

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2002 - True Crime - 293 pages
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He was Robert Blake, former child actor, acclaimed star ofIn Cold Blood, an iconic '70's TV detective inBaretta. By the late '90's, he was a troubled has-been coasting on the fumes of past success. She was Bonny Lee Bakley, a Hollywood parasite and con artist known for elaborate Internet sex scams and a shameless pursuit of money and fame. She settled for Blake. It was a doomed relationship that came to a dead end on May 4, 2001, when Bonny was shot to death in a parked car on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later, Blake was charged with the murder of his wife, the mother of their child-a crime that would reveal the sordid secrets of their marriage. Bestselling journalist Dennis McDougal and seniorTV Guide correspondent Mary Murphy uncover the lives of two violently dysfunctional lovers who crashed head-on in a squalid soap opera of sexual and physical abuse, alcohol and drugs, desperate betrayals between husband and wife, and rumours of incest, death threats, and murder for hire.

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Wow. Two horrible people end up together and one ends up dead. Shocking. Research done for the book was good and gives you a solid background of those involved. Read full review


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Dennis McDougal, writer for the"Los Angeles Times"and the "New York Times, " has won more than fifty awards for his hard-nosed coverage of the entertainment industry. He is the bestselling author of eleven books, including "The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood" and "Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times." His book "Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the LA Times Dynasty" was produced as a two-hour PBS documentary.

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