Silent Sin, a 1920s Hollywood M/M romance

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I mentioned in the Silent Sin Author’s Note that I purchased a plethora of books for research on 1920s Hollywood. If you’re as fascinated by the era as I am, you might want to check out a few!



Silent Sin Bibliography

William Desmond Taylor sources:

  • A Cast of Killers by Sidney Kirkpatrick
  • Murder in Hollywood by Charles Higham
  • Famous Players by Rick Geary
  • Tinseltown by William J. Mann

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle sources:

  • Room 1219 by Greg Merritt
  • Frame Up! by Andy Edmonds
  • • Numerous contemporary articles from The New York Times archives

The queer experience in Hollywood:

  • Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood 1910 – 1969 by William J. Mann
  • Gay Hollywood: The Last Taboo (documentary, available on YouTube)
  • Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star by William J. Mann

Silent film sources:

  • The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow
  • The War, the West, and the Wilderness by Kevin Brownlow
  • The Hollywood Posse by Diana Serra Cary
  • Spellbound in Darkness by George C. Pratt
  • Silent Lives by Lon Davis
  • Silent Stars by Jeanne Basinger
  • A Girl Like I by Anita Loos
  • Hollywood: The Pioneers (video series narrated by James Mason; multiple episodes available online)

Early Hollywood (general):

  • The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History by Gregory Paul Williams
  • The Hollywood Story by Joel W. Finler