William Desmond Taylor was arguably the most famous director in Hollywood in the early 1920s, working behind the camera for Paramount Pictures on around 60 movies and acting in 27 more. He worked with some of the greatest actors and actresses of the Silent Era, but it was the fame of Taylor’s shocking, unsolved murder that would ultimately overshadow his cinematic career. Who killed William Desmond Taylor? Join us as we explore this perplexing unsolved murder on Straight-Up Enigmas.

 

Articles for Research/Narration:

https://the-line-up.com/the-shocking-murder-of-william-desmond-taylor-in-hollywoods-silent-era

https://timeline.com/murder-william-desmond-taylor-374fb3a5f0c

http://www.american-historama.org/1913-1928-ww1-prohibition-era/hollywood-in-the-1920s.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=runjda4La_4

 

Music:

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue 1925-7247-DNC. Roarin' 20s  Ernie Golden & His Orch. Roarin' 20s_ Ernie Golden & His Orch. - Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue 1925 .mp3

Cool Vibes - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100863Artist: http://incompetech.com/

I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100199Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Infados by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100449. Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 

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Our theme song was created and produced by Chuck Flyer. This episode was written and produced by Jaden McKell.

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