my revelatory L.A. underworld book, as seen from the angle of the town’s outrageous mob boss, MICKEY COHEN will be released May 1, 2012. An incredible story, covering 6 decades, it’s packed with juicy new revelations, and steaming historical shockers about the likes of RFK, Nixon, Rev. Billy Graham, as well as countless stars (Sinatra, Marilyn, Lana Turner and her lover from Cohen’s gang – who ends up dead in her bedroom – even Shirley Temple) as well as iconic mobsters.
But what next? With the death of Elizabeth Taylor I though about meeting her, in Monte Carlo. She was still amazingly beautiful - and very funny. Maybe a simple book, using silent-screen diva Louise Brooks‘ sublime bestseller LULU IN HOLLYWOOD – just 8 short, intimate stories from her life – could be inspiration and a template. I could recall Andy Warhol, Jim Morrison, Liz, and more mega-legends…capturing in snapshots, my impressions of the icons as they really were.