My next book is due out within a few weeks. It’s the first full-length biography of Wallace Reid, who was the biggest star in the movies until his tragic death in 1923. His death was caused by a morphine addiction that was caused by his studio – Lasky – giving him too much morphine after an accident on the way to a remote filming location in northern California. Wally went from well-adjusted star loved the world over to a broken-down addict in a padded cell in 2 years. His death rocked the foundations of Hollywood and caused the creation of the Hays Office to control movie content and the birth of the studio system. But the story is more about a wonderful man killed by his studio owners. You can find it at McFarland Publishers and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Wallace Reid: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Idol