Unnatural celebrity deaths and unnaturally celebrated murders pockmark the history of Los Angeles, looming as large in the public imagination as the Hollywood stars themselves. Death in Paradise is the first authorized history of Los Angeles by way of its coroner's office, revisiting important or high-profile cases that remain shrouded in mystery. With many never-before-published photographs documenting the notorious deaths of Bobby Kennedy, the Black Dahlia, Dorothy Dandridge, Bugsy Siegel, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, and others, this book presents an unflinching view of Tinseltown's dark underbelly. The book includes over 100 photographs of infamous crimes from every decade of the 20th century. It also details the history of forensic science, the history of Los Angeles and provides insight into the covered-up murders of many celebrities, including Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and George Reeves (Superman).
Brad gives an overview of the book:
BRAD SCHREIBER has worked as a writer in all media. Schreiber was nominated for the Kingman Films Screenwriting Award for his script The Couch and has won awards and fellowships from the Edward Albee Foundation, the National Press Foundation, the National Audio...