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William Desmond Taylor

Film Director, Actor (26-Apr-1872 — 1-Feb-1922)


Robert Giroux. Deed of Death: The Story behind the Unsolved Murder, in 1922, of the Celebrated Hollywood Director, William Desmond Taylor. Alfred A. Knopf. 275pp..

Charles Higham. Murder in Hollywood: Solving a Silent Screen Mystery. University of Wisconsin Press. 2004. 208pp.

Sidney D. Kirkpatrick. A Cast of Killers: 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. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1986. 301pp.

Bruce Long. William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 1991. 472pp.


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  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1377)

  5. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.530)

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