A Cast of Killers [*SIGNED*]

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor shelfwear, top front corner bumped; jacket shows almost no wear, "Autographed Copy" label on front panel (which can be removed at buyer's request)]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor." Well, true enough that the long-unsolved 1922 murder of director/ playboy William Desmond Taylor was "Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder" -- equally true that director King Vidor was long obsessed with the case, right up until the time of his death in 1982 -- but it's evidence of its continuing fascination that despite the claims of this book, many people still don't think the case has been "solved at last." Still, a compelling read, even as you find yourself occasionally wishing that this terrific story had been placed in the hands of a somewhat more adept writer. Signed by Author

Title: A Cast of Killers [*SIGNED*]

Author: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: 3rd printing

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1986)

ISBN Number: 0-525-24390-9

ISBN Number 13: 9780525243908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14660

Keywords: William Desmond Taylor Mary Miles Minter Mabel Normand Hollywood True Crime Unsolved Mysteries King Vidor Signed