JEFFERSON DAVIS (L) POSING AS PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN (R)
HOUSE OF DAVIS presents an untold White House crime tale using known facts of U.S. history. Truth circles in around the Washington, D.C. career of Kentucky-born slave politician Jefferson Davis, beginning with the stange poisoning by cherries of his ex-father-in-law, 12th President Zachary Taylor, on America’s 74th July 4th in 1850 and ending with the coincidental passing of his second wife on the 47th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1906. Gathering evidence culled from the far corners of the archives, presenting primary material not previously admitted into evidence, HOUSE OF DAVIS splinters the wooden story of America’s only confederate president and marshals truth in the case for a long-rumored national conspiracy.
LOUISVILLE TIMES PUBLISHER WILLIAM B. HALDEMAN (L) POSING AS LA TIMES PUBLISHER “HARRISON GRAY OTIS” (R)
SUNSET CLUB tracks down a cabal of Kentucky spies Jefferson Davis recruited in the final year of the Civil War. Those confederate secret servicemen perfected the art of role-playing, first by masquerading as Midwestern businessmen on cavalry raids north with infamous Confederate marauder John Hunt Morgan and late in the war by dissembling as Union soldiers on train rides south from their confederate secret service bases in Canada. John Wilkes Booth was briefed at one such lair, which is why the spies were indicted for the murder of 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Nevertheless, virtually all the Davis secret service men were eventually pardoned. Most returned home to Kentucky where they led prominent second lives as Blue Grass attorneys. Still, black and white photographs say the same band of spies led secret third lives as Hollywood’s paramount cast of actors and that untold story is more incredible than the Wizard of Oz (1939).
DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERACY “WINNIE” DAVIS (L) POSING AS LA ACTRESS “NELLIE” DAVIS (R)
SOUTHLAND is a history of Los Angeles before the birth of Hollywood. It is also a non-fiction crime noir that lives up to the sprawling city’s reputation for aliases and intrigue. Facts close in on 6,656 acres of paradise known today as the star-studded L.A. town of Pacific Palisades. On New Year’s weekend in 1910 the matron of the first family of European heritage to settle the seacoast land, plus her family, 13 victims in all, were poisoned by pears near the Los Angeles U.S. Old Soldiers Home. Gathering evidence culled from the far corners of the archives, presenting primary material not previously admitted into evidence, SOUTHLAND shows how the Garcias were victims of a scheme cooked up by the founders of a local land company and points a finger at dissembling children of Jefferson Davis “buried” in Hollywood Cemetery.