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This Day in Film History:
February 2


1922:

Director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his Hollywood bungalow. The case is never solved. The discovery of Taylor's body caused quite a stir, as detectives uncovered illicit material, including pornographic photos at his residence.
Source: Censored Hollywood

1952:

Warner's cartoon Feed the Kitty, starring the bulldog Marc Anthony and directed by Chuck Jones, is released.

1969:

Legendary horror star Boris Karloff succumbs to emphysema in Midhurst, Sussex, England.

1978:

Roman Polanski arrives in Paris, having fled the United States after his conviction for sexual relations with a minor.





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