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PHOTOS OF WDT

 

 

Russo Rinaldo

                                                                      

 

Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor was murdered Feb. 2, 1922 and the crime went unsolved. Eight years later Russo Rinaldo confessed to the murder and was questioned by the police.

 

His estranged wife, Alice Rinaldo (shown here), told police that her husband knew nothing about the case except what he had read in the papers.

 

J. G. Barrett

 

Otis Hefner

Harry Field

. Shown here are the front and side booking photos of Harry M. Fields who was

 

questioned in the murder case.

 

Edward Sands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENIS TANNER, BROTHER OF WILLIAM DESMOND TAYLOR (WITH BROTHER SHOWN  AT FAR RIGHT) 

.....or not although the newspapers ran this photo as Denis, my friend Bruce Long indicates that, the man in the picture is a mental patient, who was suspected of being Denis… below is part of the note from Bruce. Marilyn

 

… “about the photo identified as "DENIS TANNER, BROTHER OF WILLIAM DESMOND TAYLOR (WITH BROTHER SHOWN  AT FAR RIGHT)".  As indicated in the text (and I have a clipping or two on this individual), this was a patient in a mental hospital who was suspected of being Denis.  But I never saw anything to convince me that the identity was confirmed.”

 

Of course, the photo below, next to Ada, was indeed Denis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADA DEANNE-TANNER

   

It was determined that William Desmond Taylor's real name was actually William Deanne-Tanner. Shown here is Mrs. Ada Deanne-Tanner, the wife of his brother Denis. She brought to police pictures and handwriting samples of her long-missing husband and proved to them that he was not the Taylor valet, Edward Sands, who was being sought for questioning.

 

 

 

MAY DEANNE-TANNER

(EX-WIFE OF WDT) 

DAISY

(WDT'S DAUGHTER) 

 

The This and The That

 

 

Shown here are the boots, cartridge belt and gun and traveling bag of William Desmond Taylor from the Herald-Examiner Collection.

 

 

 

 

WATCH YOUR CREDIT….

7725 “P. & A. PHOTOS.”

“TO MY DEAREST” - - - FROM MABEL NORMAND TO TAYLOR!

 

This locket with its picture of Mabel Normand, screen actress, inscribed “To My Dearest”, was worn by William Desmond Taylor, slain movie director.

(F. M. & B. 2/23/22)

 

WDT BUNGALOW

 

DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

Birth Certificate of William Cunningham Deane Tanner, born April 26, 1872 in Carlow, Ireland.

The USA Library of Congress has the incorrect date for Taylor’s birth. Taylor was 49 years old at the time of his murder.

 

 

 

1905