On This Day . . . William Desmond Taylor


On the second of February in 1922, body of motion picture director William Desmond Taylor is discovered in his home with a gunshot in his back.  Police pursue all likely leads in hopes of capturing his murderer.  Many of their suspects, in fact, represent some of the most famous silent film personalities of the day.  Despite efforts, however, Taylor’s death remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in Hollywood history.

For further reading on the case, see Robert Giroux’s A Deed of Death, available on Amazon.


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