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William Desmond Taylor

A Dossier

by Bruce Long

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Published by The Scarecrow Press, Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages472
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7996601M
    ISBN 100810841711
    ISBN 109780810841710
    OCLC/WorldCa56662836

    Rumors abounded that he was seen mining or acting in Colorado, Montana and Alaska, then going by the name William Desmond Taylor. Ethel divorced William, residence unknown, in to remarry. In December , he showed up at Inceville, the city of motion picture sets Thomas H. Ince built along the ocean front near Santa Monica.   On the evening of Feb. 1, , someone walked into the Hollywood bungalow of the prominent Paramount director William Desmond Taylor and shot him in the back. Taylor.

      William Desmond Taylor. Director and occasional actor William Desmond Taylor was rich and very powerful in the movie industry, having worked with and won the admiration of the day’s top stars like Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, and Mary Miles Minter.   The murder of director William Desmond Taylor was one of the biggest scandals of Hollywood's early era - and it almost destroyed Mack Sennett, the 'king of comedy'. By Simon Louvish.

    Last year, hoping to shatter common misconceptions, he published a journal called Taylorology--A Continuing Exploration and Review of the William Desmond Taylor Murder Case. Long folded it after. Taylor Photos: Three photos of Taylor autographed to Mary Miles Minter: #1, #2, #3; William Desmond Taylor acting in "Captain Alvarez" with Edith Storey in ; William Desmond Taylor directing "Davy Crockett" in ; William Desmond Taylor directing "Pasquale" in ; William Desmond Taylor directing "The Soul of Youth" in


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William Desmond Taylor by Bruce Long Download PDF EPUB FB2

William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more/5(3). Loonies in Hollywood: Based on the murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor (Loonies series Book 2) by Terry Nelson out of 5 stars 7.

Kindle $ $ 0. Free with Kindle Unlimited membership. Or $ to buy. Murder in Babylon: A Novel Based on Fact. by Michael B. Although I prefer the excitement and narrative of Sidney D. Kirkpatrick's book "A Cast of Killers," Giroux's account of the William Desmond Taylor murder is most likely the definitive version.

Very well researched and methodical in its conclusions, it eliminates much of the sensationalism that has been attached to this case over the years (particurlarly Adela Rogers St. John's fanciful accounts)/5(21).

Now in paperback. William Desmond Taylor () was a leading silent film director remembered as the victim of Hollywood's most sensational unsolved murder, which shook the nation and shattered the reputations of several top Hollywood stars.3/5(1).

Bruce Long, the foremost Taylor historian, who has William Desmond Taylor book the book William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier () and runs the excellent Taylorology website received an email in from Ray Long (no relation).

Long had been a neighbor of a reclusive little old woman who didn't leave the house often and had her groceries delivered. LIke a great mystery novel - only all true - this book is an unending web of plot twists and unanswered questions. It would make a truly great detective movie. Both of the principal characters - William Desmond Taylor and Charlotte Shelby - are truly sinister although practically everybody connected with this murder seems to be hiding something/5(99).

This was simply a fantastic and engaging book. The main focus was the murder of William Desmond Taylor but this book encompasses so much more. If you love the silent movie era, real old Hollywood, etc then this book should be on your reading list. William J Mann has written one of the most engaging books ever written about Hollywood, etc/5().

William Desmond Taylor. Doug MacGowan Decem 0. During the evening of February 1,silent movie director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death by a single bullet in his Los Angeles bungalow. His body was found the next morning by his houseman.

This book about the murder of William Desmond Taylor was solidly on track for "quite good," which is my 4-star rating, until the epilogue, wherein Mann veers off into wild speculation, promoting a theory that COULD be true, but is based on (1) eyewitness testimony, (2) the dying confession, 40 years later, of a woman who may not have been entirely sane, (3) a VERY /5().

William Desmond Taylor directing the silent film Top of New York () Scandals and cover-up. Many in Hollywood had a sense of bitter deja vú when hearing of the director’s death. If there was one thing the movie business did not need it was an opportunity for the. Director William Desmond Taylor was notoriously shot dead in William J.

Mann’s book ‘Tinseltown’ names Taylor’s alleged killer, and brings ’20s Hollywood thrillingly to life. A Cast of Killers is about old Hollywood director King Vidors 20 year investigation into the murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor. A lot of liberties were taken and I thought it was riddled with inaccuracies but Hey.

so was the actual police investigation into the murder.4/5. I do remember it as a more compelling read than this book, though I'm pretty sure this one came up with more on the background of William Desmond Taylor. Of course, Giroux had legions of supporters when this book was published not all that long after the other; he's the G in F, S, and G, after all/5.

Now in paperback. William Desmond Taylor () was a leading silent film director remembered as the victim of Hollywood's most sensational unsolved murder, which shook the nation and shattered the reputations of several top Hollywood stars.

Until now, Taylor Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. William Desmond Taylor was a Hollywood success story with a questionable past.

(Los Angeles Public Library) It was like an over-the-top crime flick, replete with a star-studded cast. But the murder signaled the beginning of the end for liberated Hollywood. New major book by William J. Mann: Tinseltown is a historical tapestry woven around the William Desmond Taylor case, with colorful strands reaching into fascinating areas of Hollywood history.

Mann's book is well done, effective, and a valuable volume for scholars and fans of Hollywood. This book does a far better job placing the murder into historical context than books by others on the subject.

Police discover the body of film director William Desmond Taylor in his Los Angeles bungalow. Lieutenant Tom Ziegler responded to a call about a. William Desmond Taylor (born William Cunningham Deane - Tannner) actor, director and Hollywood figurehead was killed on 1st Februaryat his home at in Hollywood by persons unknown.

Directed by Scott Colthorp. With Sidney Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Niven, Brandon K. Hogan, Gloria Stuart. A look at the s murder of Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor, which officially remains unsolved. Many historians, biographers, and a few survivors are interviewed.

Henry Peavey (March 3, – Decem ) was the cook and valet of Hollywood silent film director William Desmond Taylor. Peavey worked for Taylor for six months prior to Taylor's murder in Employment by Taylor.

Prior to working for William Desmond Taylor Cause of death: Syphilis. Director William Desmond Taylor shared her interest in books, and the two formed a close relationship. Author Robert Giroux claims that Taylor was deeply in love with Normand, who had originally approached him for help in curing her alleged cocaine dependency.

According to Normand's subsequent statements to investigators, her repeated relapses were devastating for Taylor.William Desmond Taylor Inquest Inquest held on the body of William Desmond Taylor at Ivy H.

Overholtzer, Los Angeles, California, February 4,at 10 o'clock, a.m. Frank A. Nance, Coroner. Charles Eyton, being first duly sworn, testified as follows. It is soon revealed that William Desmond Taylor - tall, elegant, charming, admired by just about everybody - had not always been William Desmond Taylor.

For years he had been William .