Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland
Hi Dr Death Listeners I wanNA. Tell you about a new podcast from wondering called murder in Hollywood land. It's about the shocking murder of the famous film director William Desmond Taylor. Who was the Steven Spielberg? If nineteen twenties Hollywood, the list of suspects would be as long as the Oscars red carpet and justice star-studded, and the investigation would eventually shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals and shadowy. Shadowy drug dens, this real-life murder mysteries, one of the most iconic who done a cases of the twentieth century. They'll have you guessing and second. Guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor right up to the end. We're about to play a brief clip from the show. Make sure to subscribe to murder in Hollywood land from wondering on Apple. PODCASTS spotify or to listen AD free go to wandry plus dot com slash Hollywood land. An, Ha. And It's Thursday February second nineteen twenty two. Shortly after seven eight. An unusually cold morning in Los Angeles California. But the town will heat up soon enough. because. The body is about to be found over at the Alvarado court apartments. Home to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. You've probably seen some of them in the moving pictures. Like romantic leading man Doug Maclean. Who was fast asleep and apartment for six. Doug is known as the man with a million dollar smile. His. Wife Faith snuggled next to him as starting films to. She certainly pretty enough. But, those career is on fire right now. Who knows of her term will ever come. Just across the Mcclain's four zero to A. Is the home of actress Edna provides? She's Charlie Chaplin's leading lady. Both on and offscreen if you get the drift. And as blonde and luminous with the kind of chiseled features, the camera loves. She still in bed to getting a beauty sleep. In four to. Actor screenwriter Fred Fischbach is up early again. He's worried is connection to fatty arbuckle is gonNA cost him his career. Are Buckle is the most highly paid comedy actor in the business. Except now he's on trial for the rape and murder of a part time. Actress named Virginia Rappe. Lately. Nobody's returning for its calls. Guilt by association. That's Hollywood for you. There's someone else who is exclusive hamlet. The guy four four be. If you look around his fancy digs. It won't take long to figure out what he does. Scripts piled everywhere marked up location reports and a wall covered with headshots of famous actresses. He's a director with several Hollywood hits under his belt. Normally? He would be waiting for his valet. Henry Petey to unlock the front door and draw his bath while his driver fired up. The custom built McFarland to deliver him to the studio. But Not Today Today everything is going to be different at Alvarado Court. Because that director is bleeding out on his very expensive carpet. Stone cold dead. And that director. Is Me. I'm Tracy Patent Co host of murder in Hollywood land from Wendy. This is a true story about a murder that happens in the wild west days of Hollywood and events so big at terms the town inside out and upside down the list of suspects stretches as long as the line outside a movie premiere, including leading actresses in big name studio exacts scandalous affairs, and Hollywood's underbelly will be exposed and calls for censorship will change movies forever. This story is one of the most iconic real life whodunit cases of the twentieth century, and it's one hell of a ride.