Episode 71

062: You Must Remember This And Cocaine & Rhinestones

August 1st, 2018

1 hr 4 mins 34 secs

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It's a new season of Old-Hollywood podcast You Must Remember This, and Kevin Smokler joins me to unpack Karina Longworth's captivating take on the unsolved murder of William Desmond Taylor, with a look back at 2015's "Charles Manson's Hollywood" season. Later, we get a chuckle out of Ernest Tubb's bunny slippers (note: he wasn't really wearing bunny slippers) in the Cold Case section as we talk about a couple of episodes -- one funny, one harrowing -- of Tyler Mahan Coe's Cocaine & Rhinestones. What did it mean to challenge a drunk country superstar to a fight in mid-century Nashville? Was that butler really Taylor's brother...and is it possible the butler, you know, did it? And which of us quotes Longworth to his or her feline? Bourbon, Reagan, and even a little OJ Simpson: it's an all-new The Blotter Presents.

SHOW NOTES
You Must Remember This, Episode 124 (William Desmond Taylor)
YMRT's "Charles Manson's Hollywood" season
Cocaine & Rhinestones
Rolling Stone on C&R
My review of OJ: Made In America's fourth episode
Bill James's Popular Crime (WDT section starts on p. 466 of paperback edition)
Kevin's book, Brat Pack America
Flash: The Making Of Weegee The Famous