JEFFERSON DAVIS POSING AS PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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 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 NEWSPAPERMAN WILLIAM HALDEMAN POSING AS L.A. PUBLISHER “HARRISON GRAY OTIS”
SUNSET CLUB tracks down the lives of the Kentucky spies recruited by Jefferson Davis in the final year of the Civil War. Those confederate secret servicemen perfected the art of role-playing: first by masquerading as Midwesterners on cavalry raids north with Blue Grass marauder John Hunt Morgan; then, late in the war, by pretending to be U.S. soldiers on train rides south from confederate secret service bases in Canada. Assassin John Wilkes Booth was briefed at one such lair, which is why the Davis operatives were indicted for the murder of 16th President Abraham Lincoln after the Civil War. Nonetheless, virtually all the Kentucky spies were pardoned. Most returned home where they led second lives as prominent Blue Grass attorneys. Still, black and white photographs say they also went on to lead secret third lives as Hollywood’s paramount cast of actors. That tale is more incredible than The Wizard of Oz (1939) because Tinseltown’s most famous fiction turns out to be the truth.
DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERACY “WINNIE” DAVIS POSING AS LA ACTRESS “NELLIE” DAVIS
SOUTHLAND is a history of Los Angeles leading to 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 Garcia family was all but certainly murdered by the founders of a local land company and points a finger at the dissembling children of Jefferson Davis buried in Hollywood Cemetery.