The Scandalous Murder of William Desmond Taylor

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A Hollywood legend has been shot in the back... but whodunit?
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William Desmond Taylor and Mary Miles Minter
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2-Mar, 2018

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Yuklab olish:


Saqlab olish:

Mening pleylistlarim
Keyinroq ko‘rish
Fikrlar 8 140
Hailey Avril
Hailey Avril 15 soat oldin
(phone drops)
S0lstice Kun oldin
Ryan's narrator voice makes me giggle
Lunar Rainbow
Lunar Rainbow Kun oldin
I am loving this noir stuff
First Last
First Last Kun oldin
Ebony Helen
Ebony Helen Kun oldin
So he was facing up when he was found..... ok so then the hugging then shot makes sense cause then he’s fallen back or helped down but the arms raised (back towards the shooter) doesn’t make sense other wise he’d be faced down.....
MontanaMountainMen 2 kun oldin
Gotta remember people didn't jump to conclusions then like today. Then people didn't automatically assume the worst or point fingers quickly unlike people today.
LaNi -
LaNi - 2 kun oldin
Okay so when there is Ricky goldsworth?
adeline Moseley
adeline Moseley 3 kun oldin
nico heidenreich
nico heidenreich 3 kun oldin
Arms raised that could be hugging or just hands up or I’ll shoot
Victoria Cervantes
Victoria Cervantes 3 kun oldin
I do know some who took the name of her deceased sister.
RoadKill 961
RoadKill 961 4 kun oldin
It will remain unsolved. All suspects should be dead by now or zombified :P
Kaprison 4 kun oldin
Sands Undrtle
Susana Solano
Susana Solano 4 kun oldin
I do think it was Juliet´s mother hiring someone to do it, heck i even think it was her lover who did it for her and if im right that is taking a great risk on your career for a woman
littlefang1987 5 kun oldin
Oh god that telephone ring made me jump
ThePupSquad 5 kun oldin
I had my volume up high with headphones and so the goldsworth bit was like weird ASMR 😂
ThePupSquad 5 kun oldin
“..shot him while embracing him-“ *immediately gets up to hug*
Holly Eccles
Holly Eccles 5 kun oldin
Maybe shelby saw the pink nightgown in taylors apartment and decided to shoot him
Lumiya 5 kun oldin
The Minter lady could have very well been involved, who ordered the murder of Taylor. So it would make sense (in a way) if the actual killer was heard in the back yard, smoking.
Mr Jammers
Mr Jammers 5 kun oldin
Ricky is scary
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith 6 kun oldin
um why wasn't the cigarettes found in the alley ever looked into further? like fingerprints or seeing if one of the suspects smoked those kinds of cigarettes? were they kept as evidence for DNA testing in the future? I feel like this was a missed opportunity to link someone to the case!!
ixchell jimenez
ixchell jimenez 6 kun oldin
20:23 😎
Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre 6 kun oldin
Ricky Goldsworth strikes again
BookDraco 6 kun oldin
I can’t believe Sans Undertale killed someone
Steven Jeffries
Steven Jeffries 6 kun oldin
here is a good one to do on unsolved do the black dahlia murder?
Al Capone
Al Capone 7 kun oldin
LA Noire
Lul Red
Lul Red 7 kun oldin
lmao they brought in a whole detective and a quote to say that a pink night gown likely belonged to a girl
What if Taylor was hugging someone, but not the person who shot him? Like if someone walked in, saw him with another person and shot Taylor from behind? It would explain him being on his back as the person hugging him might have panicked and let him fall backwards.
Ivan Walters
Ivan Walters 7 kun oldin
What about Margaret Gibson's alleged confession ?
jagtar rana
jagtar rana 8 kun oldin
Why cameramen or press reporters yelling at dead body 🤔🤔
Lea Math
Lea Math 8 kun oldin
I love how at 2:00 he says not calling William Desmond Taylor’s talent into question. When he JUST called his talent into question like 5 seconds before.
Yam The Cow
Yam The Cow 8 kun oldin
the description of the man who was seen leaving made me feel like he was low-key trying to draw attention with his fancy outfits and how he looked back. idk im half asleep and i just feel like you would try to look more casual after you murder someone.
NK GAMING2017 9 kun oldin
16:02 for me later
Aahana Jha
Aahana Jha 9 kun oldin
I fall asleep to Ryan's theory voice
Kawaiipotato225 10 kun oldin
Ladies and gentlemen, the birth of Ricky goldsworth
atoyota 2332
atoyota 2332 11 kun oldin
youtube ads i get it hannah grace is releasing
Bethany Lively
Bethany Lively 11 kun oldin
Maybe mclean was payed to give a fake testimony about what she saw
Ho Lee Fuk
Ho Lee Fuk 11 kun oldin
Amy Howell
Amy Howell 11 kun oldin
I do t get how people can give such detailed accounts of how people look in terms of criminals. Like I never estimate weight and height when I see someone in the heat of the moment 😂
gottablast 11 kun oldin
4:37 ;)
IamPepper 11 kun oldin
"Lets get a load of this bloody man!" Ksjsksksksks
ISA SARRO 12 kun oldin
If he was to hug Charlotte, he wouldn’t have had his arms up because she was most likely shorter than him. So if he really was shot with his arms up, Charlotte wouldn’t be the culprit
Ellie Kingham
Ellie Kingham 12 kun oldin
This episode isn’t that scary as far as the story goes, but Ryan’s *Theory Voice* seems extra creepy (good creepy) and the film noir aesthetic really made it unsettling.
Kyah Allen
Kyah Allen 12 kun oldin
*D E F L O W E R E D*
AcidGlow 13 kun oldin
*You're gonna be my butler. LOL! ✅😂*
Zoe Sendres
Zoe Sendres 13 kun oldin
24:18 STRAWBERRY! I love BuzzFeed. :P
Isabella Rualea
Isabella Rualea 14 kun oldin
why do i think they keep saying "sans"?
LaVoe Rodgers
LaVoe Rodgers 14 kun oldin
Weeze hehehe
Erika Gathy
Erika Gathy 14 kun oldin
That coded letter, I know that code, I tried to solve it but it was just random gibberish. Fun.😑
yuyu 14 kun oldin
homeboy ryan is literally responsible for the greatest youtube series but cant pronounce February correctly *sigh*
Sofia Magnani
Sofia Magnani 15 kun oldin
Ohh... mmm... Ryan: What the sh*t
Kim Ibanez
Kim Ibanez 15 kun oldin
I won’t ever eat at Arby’s again though they gave me food poisoning… Didn’t make for a very pleasant date at the mall. We never made it to the movie. Thank God we took separate cars because we both just want to rush home and get it out.
Jes 15 kun oldin
This format is boring and unnecessarily prolonged.
P Anderson
P Anderson 15 kun oldin
Rickie Blu
Rickie Blu 16 kun oldin
The hugging itself between themselves is so awkward hahaha
cutecutexox 16 kun oldin
who played pd cause from what i saw hes cute
userunknownx 16 kun oldin
This was 1922. Heroine, and Cocaine were legal until 1924. Reefer was the rage at Hollywood parties. They weren't called the Roarin' Twenties for nothing, those flappers knew how to party!
Silly Psycho
Silly Psycho 16 kun oldin
14:26 Sans always knows >;3
whamenofculture 16 kun oldin
that hug reenactment was completely unnecessary but totally wholesome
Angie Neil
Angie Neil 17 kun oldin
Why couldn’t they just test the saliva on the cigarettes?
Molly Hughes
Molly Hughes 17 kun oldin
I love " a silent film star, who was vocal "
Michael Parker
Michael Parker 17 kun oldin
SmolBean *
SmolBean * 17 kun oldin
\\Sometimes people get murdered at Hollywood// Hahahahaha just trying to make it easy
Senior Operative Victor
Who would have known that Murder is scandalous?
Toni Spencer
Toni Spencer 18 kun oldin
Salisbury is pronounced "Solls-bree", by the way...
a chill gaming stream _
They saw a white male leave, pink women's clothing left at the apartment, she wore a disguise on her way out! You say there were loads of actors in the apartment, actors, makeup........... Easily done.
Sarah Parsons
Sarah Parsons 18 kun oldin
Ryan sound fuckin crazy in this episode. He sounds like he was way to close to the mic and he was trying to sound extra sPoOkY
Jas Field
Jas Field 19 kun oldin
I can’t get over Ryan’s little ‘hehehe’ at the start of the video 😂
Helen FH
Helen FH 20 kun oldin
I've never heard someone say asdfghjkl in real life. Now I feel enlightened. (3:29)
America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman !
Did-did Shane just keysmash out loud?
Loreli G
Loreli G 21 kun oldin
I looked out of curiosity, and the $78 left in his wallet would be $1,174.11 today. Guy was loaded, im surprised the murderer didn't rob him too.
Lola Manson
Lola Manson 22 kun oldin
that keysmash at 3:28 tho lmao
Amoolya Vinjamur
Amoolya Vinjamur 22 kun oldin
Shane, you can dine with this Hindu princess anytime. ❤️
Jowk Gamer
Jowk Gamer 25 kun oldin
My suspect no.5 is they maid
Liana H
Liana H 25 kun oldin
She probably held him hostage in his own house and then he tried to escape so she shot him
incoherent babbler
incoherent babbler 27 kun oldin
this is totally unrelated to anything, but WHENEVER ryan says "sands" i hear sans. i'm so fucking angry
Tucker Doyle
Tucker Doyle 28 kun oldin
(phone drops)
Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith 28 kun oldin
BRO I RECOGNIZE THAT CODE!!! I don't know what it's called but I know how it works. I've used for passing notes in class
Kari Scholl
Kari Scholl 28 kun oldin
I can't get over the way Ryan said February and homosexual oml XDD
Queen Tjay
Queen Tjay 29 kun oldin
I hate it how ppl discuss about how funny both of them are but not realize how dicusting these things are
0:49 Me: *Scrolls through comments* I'm ready to see the comments about this! *5 seconds later* Me: Nah, I'll just sing the song instead.
Odin Satanas
Odin Satanas Oy oldin
ive honestly seen this a few times since it aired haha, and i still crack up so much at Shane's "a dame huh? i'll cover up a murder for her as long as she's smoochin' me" hahahaha so easy for the DA to cover up a few details for her, especially back then without any back ups, just a few files or photos with relevant evidence
Odin Satanas
Odin Satanas Oy oldin
Shane isnt wrong in citing La Confidential haha, its not far off at all. The cops in the town were extreeeeeemely corrupt by there being so much money in the area to grease their palms, if youre rich you can get out of anything.
Dragon Scales
Dragon Scales Oy oldin
What about the mystery of the Moon King (King Ludwig)
Toms Thomas
Toms Thomas Oy oldin
Well this is a rather dull episo--OH GAWD THAT MANNEQUIN MIME ISN'T WEARING ANY PANTS!!
crucified whisper
Okay, look...Ryan's whoooole Ricky Goldsworth act thing, the firmness of the taking over the convo is just, I mean...he's a fffffffucking stud in that moment, he's just, how do I...fuck, no words, it's just...OMG you know
Camilla Esteban
The thing that seems off about the whole " being hugged and then shot" scenario is, wouldn't it be obvious if the person is holding the gun whilst going in for a hug?
Queen Salmon
Queen Salmon Oy oldin
I dunno dude I'd write my crush a coded love letter 😂😂
Priscilla Chu
Priscilla Chu Oy oldin
A Kayfabe
A Kayfabe Oy oldin
If they were taking evidence to disprove the man was maybe gay, why remove letters proving a heterosexual relationship? See that’s really strange.
sanda Mditshwa
Who else reads the comments while watching 🔥
Josef Jagger
Josef Jagger Oy oldin
The death of Marilyin Moneroe
Nice job Buzzfeed, getting Ken Kaniff to do your mysterious voice!
Skwerwl Oy oldin
I miss Ricky Goldsworth lol
epicfail Oy oldin
Shane and Ryans relationship is a better story then batman v superman and twilight combined
Sarah Reed
Sarah Reed Oy oldin
Ok I actually need to stop watching these at night
Kelly Wang
Kelly Wang Oy oldin
But wait a minute. If Taylor was shot while hugging the killer, then wouldn't the bullet also hit the killer since they're at such close range?
Rhys Coughtrey
M'M is that you?
Derpo McRandom
How about letting Shane narrate for once?
Rachel El
Rachel El Oy oldin
If she was such a desperate stage mom, why would she murder the top guy of the time who was putting her daughter in movies? That makes no sense... I'm going with #1 dude...
Music Menace101
The people who are involved with the re-enactments should make a film noire.