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The Resource Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood, William J. Mann

Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood, William J. Mann

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Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood
Title
Tinseltown
Title remainder
murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
William J. Mann
Title variation
Tinsel Town
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, and the diverse cast that surrounded him before he was murdered in 1922 -- including three beautiful, ambitious actresses; the ruthless founder of Paramount locked in a struggle for control of the film industry; a grasping stage mother; a devoted valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet
Summary
By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America's new favorite pastime, and one of the nation's largest industries. Yet Hollywood's glittering ascendency was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies - including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now. William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic Taylor and the diverse cast that surrounded him - including three beautiful, ambitious actresses; a grasping stage mother; a devoted valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet
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Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2015.
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10358452
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Mann, William J
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Taylor, William Desmond
  • Taylor, William Desmond
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood
Label
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood, William J. Mann
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-463)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053504416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062242167
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)869267293
Label
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the birth of Hollywood, William J. Mann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-463)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053504416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062242167
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)869267293

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