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Taylorology
A Continuing Exploration of the Life and Death of William Desmond Taylor
By Bruce Long

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William Desmond Taylor
 

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Official Documents

 
 

Police File Documents
(courtesy of Sidney D. Kirkpatrick)

Excerpts of Witness Statements 1922-1936 [PDF file]

Statement of Miss Mary Miles Minter, February 7, 1922 [PDF file]

Memorandum Re. James Kirkwood and Mary Miles Minter [PDF file]

 

Taylor’s Birth and Death Certificates

William Desmond Taylor’s Birth Certificate
   (as William Cunningham Deane Tanner) [PDF file]

William Desmond Taylor’s Death Certificate [PDF file]

 

Coroner’s Inquest

Copies of Inquest File [PDF file]

• Coroner’s Record: Page 1, Page 2

Retyped inquest transcript

 

Miscellaneous

1920 Census for Alvarado Court Apartments [PDF file]
   [Note: This file is very large and should be downloaded rather than viewed in
   a web browser. When viewed, zoom in to see the individual entries.]

 

Edward Sands

The Daily Bulletin, L.A.P.D., February 7, 1922

1915 Court Martial Proceedings of Edward Snyder [PDF file]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 25)
   [Note: This file is very large and should be downloaded rather than viewed in
   a web browser.]

Draft registration of Edward Snyder

 

The Shelby Family

Libel Suit filed by Charlotte Shelby in 1935, containing Leslie Henry testimony
   extracts [PDF file]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 5)

Birth Certificate of Mary Miles Minter (some data, including the name, is
   probably incorrect, see “What was the Real Name of Mary Miles Minter?” in
   Taylorology 22)

• Birth Registry for Caddo Parish, Louisiana, April 1902: left side, right side
   (the entry for Mary Miles Minter is underlined, see Taylorology 22)

Death Certificate of Margaret Shelby

Death Certificate of Charlotte Shelby

Depositions of Charlotte Shelby given in a 1930s lawsuit against a brokerage
   firm [PDF file]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 35)
   [Note: This file is very large and should be downloaded rather than viewed in
   a web browser.]

Depositions of Margaret Shelby Fillmore given in a 1930s lawsuit against a
   brokerage firm [PDF file]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 69)

• 1933 Testimony of Leslie Henry in his criminal trial for forgery and grand theft:
   Part 1, Part 2 [PDF files]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 35)

• 1933 Testimony of Eva Adeline Berber in Leslie Henry’s criminal trial for
   forgery and grand theft [PDF file]
   (portions were transcribed in Taylorology 41)

 

Responses to Inquiries

L.A. Police Department says “it seems those records disappeared”

L.A. County Sheriff’s Office says “all of our investigative files for that
  era have been purged”

L.A. District Attorney’s Office says “we have been unable to locate any
  files from those investigations of long ago”


William Desmond Taylor
 

Nonfiction Books

W.D. Taylor: A Dossier
A Cast of Killers
A Deed of Death
Murder in Hollywood
Famous Players

 

A Work in Progress

Updates to this site will be announced in the William Desmond Taylor discussion group on Facebook.

 

Bruce’s Scrapbook

Making of a Taylorologist
Publicity
Acknowledgement Bowl

 

Recommended Links

Aimesley Jordan
 

 

Email Bruce Long: bruce@asu.edu

If anyone has copies of any other relevant official documents, please share them for inclusion here.

 
 
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