When A Silent Movie Icon Was Shot Dead In 1922, Police Suspected Two Of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

In the early morning of February 2, 1922, a voice cries out in Los Angeles. Henry Peavey has just discovered the body of his boss, director William Desmond Taylor, who lies motionless inside his home in the Westlake area of the city. Later, it will also be determined that a single bullet had ripped through Taylor’s back on the evening before he was found. But as Peavey reels from what he has seen, he has no idea that cops will put two of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the frame for the crime.