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A Mystery Steeped In Old Hollywood

For nearly a century, one case has baffled the LAPD. Can tarot help solve it?

William Desmond Taylor Image in the public domain. Photographer unknown

William Desmond Taylor wanted to be a movie star. He was so determined to be an actor that in 1908, he abandoned his wife, Ethel May Hamilton, and daughter in New York. He promised that he would be back when he made enough money to support them. He never returned. Not that his…




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