“MOVIE DIRECTOR FOUND MURDERED IN LOS ANGELES; William Desmond Taylor of The Famous Players Is Shot Dead in His Home. JEALOUSY MAY BE MOTIVE Police Working on That Theory, as No Attempt Was Made to Take Money or Valuables. HEAR SHOT, HOUR IN DOUBT Mabel Normand Tells of Leaving Him Alive at 9 o’clock After Conference on New Production.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2.–Los Angeles was shocked by another murder mystery today when the body of William Desmond Taylor, chief director of the Famous Players-Lasky studios, was found in his home with a bullet shot through his heart.”
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