By Michelle Morgan
a colourful and cherished Golden Age movie comedienne who labored along the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Ginger Rogers, Cary furnish, Clara Bow, and dozens of others, Thelma Todd used to be one of many infrequent actors to effectively pass over from silent movies to “talkies.” This authoritative new biography strains Todd's existence and occupation, from a vivacious little lady to a tender girl who turned a reluctant attractiveness queen to her quick upward thrust as a Hollywood comedy megastar to her mysterious demise on the age of 29. more and more dissatisfied with the studio big name procedure, Todd opened the profitable Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Café, attracting adoring fanatics, travelers, and Hollywood celebrities. existence seemed blessed for the gorgeous and outspoken Hollywood insurgent. So the rustic was once stunned while Todd was once came across useless by means of her housekeeper in a storage close to the café. An inquest concluded that her demise was once unintentional, brought on by breathing in the car’s exhaust fumes. In a radical new research that pulls on FBI files, interviews, photos, stories, and extortion notes—much of those now not formerly on hand to the public—author Michelle Morgan deals clean proof and conclusions in regards to the conditions surrounding Todd’s demise, proving what many of us have lengthy suspected, that Thelma were murdered. the solid of suspects contains Thelma’s Hollywood-director lover; her gangster ex-husband; varied thugs who have been pressuring her to put in gaming tables within the room above her well known café; and a brand new, never-before-named mobster. Coinciding with the eightieth anniversary of Todd's dying, The Ice Cream Blonde is bound to curiosity any fan of Thelma Todd, Hollywood's Golden Age, or gripping real-life homicide mysteries.
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