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Author Di Mambro, Dina, 1961- author.

Title True Hollywood noir : filmland mysteries and murders / by Dina Di Mambro.

Publication Info. [California] : Dina Di Mambro, [2013]
North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  364.1523 DI    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-239) and index.
Contents William Desmond Taylor: The unsolved murder (1922) -- The Hearst affair: The mysterious death of Thomas H. Ince (1924) -- Jean Harlow: Last night was only a comedy (1932) -- Thelma Todd: The ice cream blonde (1935) -- Joan Bennett: The shot that killed a film career (1951) -- Lana Turner and Johnny Stompanato: The story you haven't heard (1958) -- George Reeves: Who killed Superman? (1959) -- The secret life of Bob Crane (1978) -- Gig Young: Game of death (1978) -- Natalie Wood's final voyage (1981) -- Robert Blake: In cold blood (2001) -- The real Mickey Cohen.
Summary Explore some of Filmland's most fascinating mysteries, scandals and murders, lived by the players behind the scenes. Each chapter dissects the various theories in each case, but it is up to you to make up your own mind. From the West Coast mob and city corruption intertwining with Hollywood mysteries on and off the screen, to the plots of noir films pulled from actual happenings in the underworld, get the stories behind the stories, the darker images playing out in living color behind the silver screen.
Subject Homicide -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- California -- Los Angeles -- Death.
Motion picture producers and directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Death.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
ISBN 9780615572697

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