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A Hollywood Tale Of Love And Murder

Author : Diane Brenda Bryan
ISBN : 9781469113807
Genre : Fiction
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"Hollywood is the land of beautiful people--some talented; some, not. If you are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, it could be the big break you need. Christine O'Hara was lucky when she met Charles Markham, a cinematographer. They fall deeply in love. At a cast party on the Paramount lot, he introduces her to some important people, one of whom, Director John Victor, immediately sees Christine's potential. And, therein lies the tale. Hollywood, like any other place, has its demons, as well. Blake Dugan, an extra and bit player, had dated Christine, briefly. He has now become her nemesis, stalking her relentlessly with phone calls and appearances in places where she could be found. The temptation of fast money lures him into the nefarious world of drugs. He is determined to make Christine his own. He has a plan. His actions thrust him headlong into an irreversible web of deceit. Between the glitz and greed, the story draws a realistic picture of people living the Hollywood dream."


Author : William J. Mann
ISBN : 9780062242228
Genre : True Crime
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New York Times Bestseller Edgar Award winner for Best Fact Crime The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry. 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. Along the way, Mann brings to life Los Angeles in the Roaring Twenties: a sparkling yet schizophrenic town filled with party girls, drug dealers, religious zealots, newly-minted legends and starlets already past their prime—a dangerous place where the powerful could still run afoul of the desperate. A true story recreated with the suspense of a novel, Tinseltown is the work of a storyteller at the peak of his powers—and the solution to a crime that has stumped detectives and historians for nearly a century.

Jake Clara

Author : David R. Stokes
ISBN : 099698920X
Genre : Fiction
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Jake Hamon, a rich oilman underwrites the successful Presidential campaign of Warren Harding. The President-elect intends to make Jake the most influential businessman in America. Only one thing stands in the millionaire's way. Her name is Clara-the proverbial woman scorned. Frankly, she would rather see Jake dead.

The Atlantic City Lights

Author : Marcell Marie Redd
ISBN : 9781477156391
Genre : Fiction
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The Author's Word Living in Camden County. I would go to Atlantic City all the time. Camden was only 40 miles away from Atlantic City down the Express way. I love going to the Beach with friends and family it was fun, the lights of the Casino was even more exciting at night. Girls hooking up with Guys in the Clubs, Watching people dance and Couples walking along the sand. People strolling down the BoardWalk with their kids. The Beautiful Beach Houses and plenty of Stores to shop in. Some Name Band and Some regular ones. I wanted to tell you about what I loved, and some drama that surrounded me and my Girl Friends, who all have their own Love, Hollywood, Betrayal, and Murder going on and their lives. I hope the reader enjoys, relax and have a cup of Coff ee. Smile at the happiness of marriage and Feel pain from the Murder of a Street Hustler, And A Sexy Street Scarlet who travels and to the world of Acting and becomes a little Famous and Known. I hope to be able to connect and share some more stories with you. Th ank You!

Not Just Evil

Author : David Wilson
ISBN : 9781682303269
Genre : True Crime
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For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in the City of Light comes a chilling account of a murder that captivated the United States in the 1920s. Twelve-year-old Marion Parker was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school by an unknown assailant on December 15, 1927. Her body appeared days later, delivered to her father by the killer, who fled with the ransom money. When William Hickman was hunted down and charged with the killing, he admitted to all of it, in terrifying detail, but that was only the start.... Hickman’s insanity plea was the first of its kind in the history of California, and the nature of the crime led to a media frenzy unlike any the country had seen. His lawyers argued that their client lived in a fantasy world, inspired by movies and unable to tell right from wrong. The movie industry scrambled to protect its exploding popularity (and profits) from ruinous publicity. Outside the courtroom, the country craved every awful detail, and the media happily fed that hunger. As scandals threatened the proceedings from the start, the death of a young girl grew into a referendum on the state of America at the birth of mass media culture. David Wilson, a private investigator for over thirty years, captures the maelstrom of Marion Parker's death in vivid detail. From the crime itself to the manhunt that followed, from the unprecedented trial to its aftermath, Wilson draws readers in to the birth of the celebrity criminal.

My Stolen Son

Author : Susan Markowitz
ISBN : 9781101443019
Genre : True Crime
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The true story of the shocking crime behind the hit movie Alpha Dog One week after fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz vanished, his mother received the news: Nick's body had been found in a shallow grave. Now she tells her own gripping story-the unbelievable motive for the murder, the shocking identity of the accused, and her own nine-year battle to bring her son's killers to justice.

Murder At Hollywood High

Author : Bruce Kimmel
ISBN : 1467857335
Genre : Fiction
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Teenager Adriana Hofstetter is quite possibly one of a kind. She hates all things “now”—including MySpace, cell phones, and anything trendy—and she has no use for partying, getting wasted or being stupid. She dresses in clothes from her favorite decades—the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s—much to the derision of her fellow students at Hollywood High, who think she is a joke. She’s on her way to becoming the star of her journalism class. Her teachers adore her, just as much as her fellow students abhor her. She has one loyal and true friend, Billy Feldman, who is as much of an outsider as she is. She has a mother who listens to Pink Floyd, Cream, and Isaac Hayes at ear splitting levels, a peculiar cat named Furball, and an ancient, ineffectual computer that crashes if she happens to glance in its direction. Then, one day, someone from Hollywood High is found murdered. A suspect is arrested and charged. And Adriana Hofstetter finds herself forced to become a pint-sized amateur sleuth, who, in the guise of doing a story for the school newspaper, must put all her journalism lessons to use in order to solve a murder she knows the accused didn’t commit. Murder at Hollywood High is a very funny, suspenseful mystery, replete with colorful Los Angeles locales, disbelieving detectives, suspects lurking around every locker, and a fifteen-year-old heroine who is off-the-wall, endearing and not to be messed with.

Ride The Tiger

Author : Pat Silver-Lasky
ISBN : 9781623092986
Genre : Fiction
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The deeply penetrating story of a film star who puts her career and her erotic desires above all else. Madelaine Brent is willing to undergo the tortuous beauty treatments that will keep her on top - a survivor in the film world, the Las Vegas showtime scene and a survivor in the art of love. But Madelaine does not foresee the consequences her actions will have on the men in her life: her British film director husband Charles who is devoted to her, the one-night stand she thought she could dismiss, the French film star who fathered her child, the young writer-director she seduced and the actor who holds her spellbound. Her beautiful daughter Cathy, alienated from her mother, has taken a dangerous path that leads to prison. Maddie's path leads her to a place she didn't expect - and a trail of murders.

Murder Hollywood Style

Author : Carol Branston
ISBN : 9781622878697
Genre : Fiction
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An intriguing story, with a tragic main character. It paints a picture of obsession, jealousy and excess during the wild later sixties leading into the “Anything Goes” seventies, particularly when it comes to Broadway, riches and fame. -Nikki Busch, Editor Keywords: Excess, Show business, Sixties, Drugs, Obsession, Love, Hate, Fame

Death By Hollywood

Author : Steven Bochco
ISBN : 9781408806715
Genre : Fiction
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One evening, spying on his Hollywood Hills neighbours through his $4,000 electronic telescope, Bobby witnesses a beautiful woman making love to a handsome Latin actor called Ramon. As their pillow talk turns ugly, Bobby watches in horror as the woman appears to bludgeon her lover to death with his own acting trophy. Instead of rushing to the cops, Bobby decides to find out more about the events that led up to the crime, and to use the material for his next movie screenplay. However, when he sneaks into the actor's apartment, the discovery he makes changes his life forever. Empowered by his secret knowledge, Bobby is able to seduce the beautiful woman, while forging a unique friendship with Detective Dennis Farentino, the cop in charge of the investigation. Before long Bobby has dragged the detective, his wife, his lover, and his agent into a Hollywood fun-house hall of mirrors, where only the most manipulative player will survive.

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