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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

Murder in Hollywoodland Wondery

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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

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    • 7 min
    Interview with Author William Mann

    Interview with Author William Mann

    Host Tracy Pattin talks to William Mann, author of “Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood.” Mann shares his own theory on who he thinks murdered William Desmond Taylor, and shares his insight into the early wild west days of Hollywood, how the studios dealt with crime, and the surprising role women played in the entertainment industry.

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    • 34 min
    The Confession

    The Confession

    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. 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Final Days

    The Final Days

    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.

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    • 1 hr
    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    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.

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    • 54 min
    There's Something About Mary

    There's Something About Mary

    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.

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    • 55 min

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