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My latest book, “JAKE & CLARA: Scandal, Hollywood, Politics, and Murder,” is now available in early release—e-book only (at significant discount off the permanent release price). 714 more words


Veteran’s Day—The 1917 “Smokes for Soldiers Game”

In August of 1917, a benefit game was played in New York to raise money to send cigarettes to US soldiers fighting in Europe.  The New York Sun… 394 more words

Book Review-Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins

Title: Devil’s Garden

Author: Ace Atkins

Format: Paperback edition by Berkley

Published: 2010

Before Ace Atkins became noted for being the writer chosen by Robert B. 825 more words

Book Reviews

When Self-Righteousness and Profit Merge …

Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood By Greg Merritt

Who was Fatty Arbuckle? 413 more words


Day 3: Los Angeles

You can’t visit LA without doing Hollywood, so we had to go up and see the Hollywood sign, of course: finding a sneaky route up through Griffith Park gives you loads of great views. 400 more words


Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco (1915)

I completely understand if you thought this was a repetition of yesterday’s post. It took me a minute to sort out the difference between these two movies, as well. 533 more words


Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (1915)

This Keystone short came early in 1915, just after Charlie Chaplin left the company to join Essanay. Interestingly, it resembles a more ambitious version of “ 611 more words