Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder (Hardcover)

Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder (Hardcover)

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Exposes the shocking true tale of Hollywood greed, drugs, and corruption behind the long-unsolved murder of Roy Radin, who had joined with others to finance the making of a Francis Ford Coppola's 1930s gangster drama The Cotton Club.

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In this book, New York Newsday reporter Steve Wick examines the events surrounding the 1983 murder of movie producer Roy Radin. Both Radin and the woman accused of masterminding his death, a former Miami drug trafficker named Karen DeLayne Jacobs, were trying to break into the movie business and competed for the financing of Robert Evans's The Cotton Club . The resulting clash between the two, as outlined by Wick, is a disturbing tale of amoral actions encompassing lust, greed, drugs, and murder--a microcosm of the American dream at its worst. Wick runs into some stylistic difficulties in his narrative as he flip-flops between objective reporting and macabre storytelling, making his book, while often intriguing, read like a B movie. But just like that genre, this book should attract its segment of fans. 
- John Turner, New York Magazine
  • Publisher : Harcourt; 1st edition (June 1, 1990)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 270 pages
  • Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches