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It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come.
Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James Remar

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    • True Crime
    • 3.9 • 86 Ratings

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It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come.
Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James Remar

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Crime Scene

    The Crime Scene

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    The murder of William Desmond Taylor rocks Hollywood. Within hours, everyone has heard the news and is asking the same question: why would anyone want Taylor dead? After examining the crime scene, detectives start narrowing in on the first suspects in this shocking crime.

    Mabel

    Mabel

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    A district attorney with ulterior motives assigns the Taylor case to a new lead investigator. An anonymous letter tells authorities where to find the murder weapon, and evidence starts to point to the women in Taylor’s life, starting with the director’s closest friend — A-list comedy actress Mabel Normand.

    There's Something About Mary

    There's Something About Mary

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    A prime suspect emerges, but Detective Ed King still has more questions than answers. King interviews a young starlet who was in love with the slain director, and the district attorney meets with the starlet’s overbearing mother.

    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

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    While the search for one of the prime suspects continues, investigators uncover a surprising lead that will take them into the underbelly of Hollywood studios fueled by drugs. Meanwhile, studio head Adolph Zukor arrives in Hollywood to try and control the situation and Detective King discovers explosive evidence that puts someone at the scene of the crime.

    The Final Days

    The Final Days

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    William Desmond Taylor grows increasingly anxious in the weeks leading up to his death. Detective King comes face-to-face with his primary suspect. And a surprise witness emerges with shocking allegations that force the hand of a new district attorney.

    The Confession

    The Confession

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    Detective King finally gets his day in court with the primary suspect. But has he really found the truth? That’s the question an aging Hollywood director will ask nearly 40 years later when he decides to re-examine the case in hopes of reviving his career.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Chocolate coated Geek ,

I enjoyed it, but the ads ruined it.

I knew of the story, I knew all the ‘players’ but there was more details. I liked the voice actor. But the ads ruined the flow. Maybe play all the ads at the beginning, so as not to interrupt the story.

David Rhys ,

Poor ending.

Struggled to keep listening. It would have benefited from the deathbed confession being the main thrust with more detail about her past and associates.

Bug Humbah ,

Cheesy fun

Cheesy fun, slightly disorganised but you get used to it
Interesting case as well

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