July 28th, 2013
I can't really recall when I first became fascinated by celebrity murders. Perhaps it was after first reading about the killing of Director, William Desmond Taylor, and the tragic fall from grace of the primary subjects involved. I'd have to believe that fans of the day were shocked by the sordid press concerning the beloved Mary Miles Minter, not to mention Mabel Normand, perhaps the greatest film comedienne to ever grace the silver screen. Most fans were probably stunned beyond belief. The unsolved homicide of Taylor is still discussed to this day.
Which takes us to 1930 and Mrs. Doris Murray Palmer. If you've never heard of her, and I'm sure you probably haven't, Doris was the daughter of a prominent family near Chicago and the ex-wife of Dr. Clinton Foster Palmer, a dentist. Read the rest of this entry »