Celebrity Murder: Murder Played Out in the Spotlight of Maximum Publicity

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This A-list selection looks in depth at 25 headline murder cases involving those who live their lives in the full beam of the media spotlight, including film starlets, TV actors, music legends, comedians, fashion moguls, movie directors, playwrights, and aristocrats from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. All, from Gianni Versace and John Lennon to Marvin Gaye and Patrizia Gucci, are well known, and in each instance the story of their untimely death is retold and the degree to which fame and ...

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Overview

This A-list selection looks in depth at 25 headline murder cases involving those who live their lives in the full beam of the media spotlight, including film starlets, TV actors, music legends, comedians, fashion moguls, movie directors, playwrights, and aristocrats from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. All, from Gianni Versace and John Lennon to Marvin Gaye and Patrizia Gucci, are well known, and in each instance the story of their untimely death is retold and the degree to which fame and its trappings played a part in the final outcome is explored. The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murder offers a salacious examination of the murders that are played out in the glare of maximum publicity and paparazzi.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786715688
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Annie Get Your Gun - Ann Eden 5
Drama at Ford's Theatre - President Abraham Lincoln 17
The Stunt that Went Wrong - John Landis 54
From Manhattan Millionaire to US Manhunt - Robert Durst 82
In the Family - Marvin Gay v Marvin Gaye 103
The Death of a Goddess - Marilyn Monroe 121
The IRA Bomb - Earl Louis Mountbatten 138
Beauty and the Beast - Dominique Dunne 151
I Have a Dream - Dr Martin Luther King 161
The Killing of a Gangster Rap Star - Tupac Shakur 175
A Callous Roadside Shooting - Ennis Cosby 192
Sweater Girl in a Tight Spot - Lana Turner 206
The Mullholland Murder - Christian Brando 223
The Swinging Twenties - William Desmond Taylor 242
The Silent Movie Legend - Ramon Novarro 254
The Intriguing Lucan Case - Lord Lucan 267
Mark David Chapman - The Murder of John Lennon 282
Helter Skelter - Charles Manson & The Family 302
The Millionaire's Mysterious Murder - Harry Oakes 335
Media Circus - The Murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman 351
Barry George, prisoner FF5227 - Jill Dando 369
The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing - Stanford White 382
A Nation in Mourning - JFK 397
No Time for Another Comeback - Sal Mineo 412
Another Conspiracy - Robert Kennedy 425
The Farcical Trial of the Funny Fatman - Roscoe Arbuckle 441
The Life and Death of a Rascal - Carl Switzer 453
The Would-be Hero - Bob Crane 463
When Life Comes Crashing Down - Charles Lindbergh 484
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