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

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

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Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood
Title
Tinseltown
Title remainder
murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
William J. Mann
Title variation
Tinsel Town
Creator
Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America's new favorite pastime, and one of the nation's largest industries. Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence. 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. In a fiendishly involving narrative, 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 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. And overseeing this entire landscape of intrigue was Adolph Zukor, the brilliant and ruthless founder of Paramount, locked in a struggle for control of the industry and desperate to conceal the truth about the crime
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, William J
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Taylor, William Desmond
  • Taylor, William Desmond
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Murder
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood, William J. Mann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-464) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 478 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062242198
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood, William J. Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 478 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062242198
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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