Inside Hollywood’s most thrilling day
— and best-kept secret!
He was a fugitive from the law. She was a famous screen beauty. Together they found romance, danger — and murder — behind the scenes of the most costly motion picture
of the silent film era.
For decades, what really happened during the filming of the great “Ben-Hur” chariot race was spoken of in whispers. Were the deaths on the set that day merely accidents?
This is an inside account of events by two key participants in the ultimate coverup. As they meet and interact in unexpected ways, they provide a colorful portrait of early Hollywood at its giddy, uninhibited peak.
JOHN W. HARDING
“Delivers a cowboy’s-eye view of old Hollywood, murder, and a lead-chariot ride in the greatest race ever filmed!”
-Henry C. Parke of Henry’s Western Round-up
"John W. Harding brings the keen eye of a journalist to this true story. He delivers this fictional rendition with the sensitivity of an experienced mystery writer."
-Alida Brill, author of "Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist"