Homicide

Scandal drives Playhouse's 'Hollywood'

Scandal drives Playhouse's 'Hollywood'

Joe DiPietro thinks he has a pretty good idea who committed what might be Hollywood's most notorious unsolved murder.

And the answer is ... well, you're just going to have to go see the world-premiere La Jolla Playhouse show "Hollywood" to find out.

But what's another few days (the play begins performances this week) when the world has been waiting nearly 100 years for someone to crack the case?

Actually, DiPietro - the Tony Award-winning writer of the Playhouse-bred Broadway hit "Memphis" and many other musicals and plays - isn't promising an airtight resolution to the 1922 killing of the top film director William Desmond...

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