By: William J. Mann
True Hollywood glamor, history, and an old fashioned murder mystery make this film centered novel one for the box office. A fresh look at one of the most well known movie directors in history, William J. Mann uncovers what really happened to William Desmond Taylor in his latest book Tinseltown. In a time when censorship was on the verge of crumbling the movie empire, WIlliam Desmond Taylor stepped up in its defense. Handsome and mysterious this enigmatic character is still capturing our hearts and imaginations, this time in print rather than on the silver screen. Murdered in Hollywood home late one evening, and on the heels of several untimely deaths and the murder trial of well known stars, Taylor’s death sent shockwaves throughout the country. Well written and well researched, Tinseltown is both entertaining and educational. This book has something for just about everyone. Mann’s knowledge of the stars and their stories shines through the pages of his latest book. His knack for storytelling will elevate his works to new heights on your bookshelves.
Young starlets striving for breakthrough roles, made movie mavens living the glamorous life, and the megaliths who built their empires in dark nickelodeons fill the pages of William J. Mann’s detailed dive into the life and murder of William Desmond Taylor. With his previous books shining the spotlights into the lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn Mann has now sunk his pen into the life and death of the former prince of Hollywood and those who ran in his circles. The untimely and violent death of the anti sensorship crusade sent a shockwave through movie and church goers all the same. No one has known who killed William Desmond Taylor until Mann published new information in Tinseltown. Pick up a copy of this hefty and harrowing Hollywood drama for yourself. Be careful though, you just might learn more than you bargained for.