Jesse Lasky

Hollywood's William Desmond Taylor murder -- solved at last?

"THERE'S SOMETHING wrong at Hollywood" "The cause, O let us seek!" "There's something wrong at Hollywood" "No scandal yet this week." THE ABOVE ditty was printed in the Louisville, (Kentucky) Times, on February 22, 1922. It appears afresh on the first page of William J. Mann's book, "Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood." Yep, there is nothing much new under the blazing show biz sun, believe it or not. However, the movie business was still new, barely two decades old when the Louisville Times took Hollywood to task. Suicides, drug overdoses, rape, rumors of wild partying (gossip columns...