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Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder
Bad Company Drugs Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder Author:Steve Wick Roy Radin yearned for three things in his life: money, power, and to be a movie producer. Karen "Laney" Jacobs left Miami with her infant son to begin a new life in Los Angeles, aided by the millions she had made drug dealing. Robert Evans, a down-on-his-luck producer of such hits as The Godfather, Chinatown, ... more »and Love Story, needed funds to fiance the making of what he thought would be his comeback film, The Cotton Club. Each had what the others wanted, and for a short while, before Radin's decomposed body was found in a dry creek sixty miles from Los Angeles, they seemed destined for a successful partnership.
It was Laney Jacobs who introduced Roy Radin to Robert Evans and it was Laney Jacobs who would later be accused of engineering his death. Enraged when Radin and Evans began their production company without offering her a piece of the action, she refused to accept a $50,000 "finder's fee"; convinced that Radin was behind a $1 million heist of cash and cocaine from her home, she urged Evans to drop Radin from the deal. At last a dinner date was made to discuss her demands. When Radin walked across the lobby of his hotel toward Laney's waiting limousine, it was the last time he would be seen alive.
This is a story of greed, ambition, and deceit; of vast dreams and mirage-like opportunities; of one man's fantasy of rising to the heights of power and glamour. It is a story of big-money drug dealing. Most of all, it is a story of murder.« less