Hollywood Babylon - Chapters 24-29 Summary & Analysis

Kenneth Anger
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Chapters 24-29 Summary and Analysis

Chapter twenty-four, "In Like Flynn," details the travesty of a trial involving superstar heartthrob Errol Flynn. Flynn was arrested and put on trial for the statutory rape of two girls, both under the age of 18. Flynn claimed to have no knowledge of the incident and due to the lack of evidence, the case was dismissed. The Los Angeles district attorney apparently was not willing to let it go and set up a lengthy trial, overturning the court's decision. The girls' characters had been maligned and again, Flynn won. It was discovered later that some corrupt politicians were out to persecute the movie industry by attacking a big name leading man due to the lack of "juicy kickbacks."

Chapter twenty-five, "Who's Daddy? Sugar Daddy," contains the bizarre tale of an incident that turned Chaplin bitter and Hedda Hopper less than...

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