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L.A. Quartet

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The L.A. Quartet is a sequence of four crime fiction novels by James Ellroy set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles. [1]

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Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor.

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All-points bulletin

An all-points bulletin (APB) is a broadcast issued from any American or Canadian law enforcement agency to its personnel, or to other law enforcement agencies.

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American Tabloid

American Tabloid is a 1995 novel by James Ellroy that chronicles the events surrounding three rogue American law enforcement officers from November 22, 1958 through November 22, 1963.

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Amphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.

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Anti-communism is opposition to communism.

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Asiatic-Pacific Theater

The Asiatic-Pacific Theater, was the theater of operations of U.S. forces during World War II in the Pacific War during 1941–45.

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Attorney general

In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General (sometimes abbreviated as AG) or Attorney-General (plural: Attorneys General (traditional) or Attorney Generals) is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions, they may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

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Attorney General of California

The Attorney General of California is the state attorney general of the Government of California.

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Battle of Chavez Ravine

The Battle of Chavez Ravine has several meanings, but often refers to controversy surrounding government acquisition of land largely owned by Mexican Americans in Los Angeles' Chavez Ravine over approximately ten years (1951–1961).

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Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.

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Black Dahlia

Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 14 or 15, 1947), known posthumously as "the Black Dahlia", was an American woman who was found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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Bloody Christmas (1951)

Bloody Christmas was the name given to the severe beating of seven civilians by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on December 25, 1951.

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Brenda Allen

Brenda Allen (born Marie Mitchell) was a madam based in Los Angeles, California, whose arrest in 1948 triggered a scandal that led to the reform of the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.). Allen received police protection due to her relationship with Sergeant Elmer V. Jackson of the L.A.P.D.'s administrative vice squad, who reportedly was her lover.

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The term brogue generally refers to an Irish accent.

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Business magnate

A business magnate (formally industrialist) refers to an entrepreneur of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise or field of business.

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Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Chastity is sexual conduct of a person deemed praiseworthy and virtuous according to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion.

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Chief of police

A chief of police is the title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America.

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Clandestine (novel)

Clandestine is a 1982 crime novel by American author James Ellroy.

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Confidential (magazine)

Confidential was a magazine published quarterly from December 1952 to August 1953 and then bi-monthly until it ceased publication in 1978.

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Conspiracy (criminal)

In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.

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Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.

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Containment is a geopolitical strategy to stop the expansion of an enemy.

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Crime fiction

Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

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Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor and filmmaker.

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Darrell Sandeen

Darrell Sandeen (July 13, 1930 – January 22, 2009) was a character actor who specialized in playing menacing or offbeat people.

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David Conrad

David Conrad (born August 17, 1967) is an American actor.

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David Strathairn

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor.

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Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

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District attorney

In the United States, a district attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor for a local government area, typically a county.

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.

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Eric Roberts

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor.

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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.

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Gossip magazine

Gossip magazines (sometimes referred to as tabloid magazines) are magazines that feature scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities and other well-known individuals.

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A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

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Graham Beckel

Graham S. Beckel (born December 22, 1949) is an American character actor.

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Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing is a division of Hachette Book Group.

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Guy Pearce

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an Australian actor.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Internal affairs (law enforcement)

The internal affairs refers to a division of a law enforcement agency that investigates incidents and possible suspicions of law-breaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the force.

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Jack Dragna

Jack Ignatius Dragna (April 18, 1891 – February 23, 1956) was an American Mafia member and Black Hander who was active in both Italy and the United States in the 20th century.

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James Cromwell

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor.

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James Ellroy

Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist.

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Johnny Stompanato

John Stompanato Jr. (October 10, 1925 – April 4, 1958), was a former United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen and the Cohen crime family.

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Josh Hartnett

Joshua Daniel "Josh" Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor and movie producer.

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Josh Hopkins

William Joshua Hopkins (born September 12, 1970) is an American actor and amateur musician.

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer and singer.

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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter.

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Kim Basinger

Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion model.

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1990) is a neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series.

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L.A. Confidential (film)

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson.

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Latin honors

Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of distinction with which an academic degree has been earned.

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Lieutenant governor

A lieutenant governor, lieutenant-governor, or vice governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction.

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Line of duty death

A line of duty death (LODD) is a death in the fire service while on duty at an emergency or drill.

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List of Jesuit educational institutions

The Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in the Catholic church have founded and manage a number of institutions, including the 380 secondary schools and 190 colleges and universities listed here.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

With 17,694 employees, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, officially the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, is the nation's largest Sheriff's Department.

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Los Angeles Police Department

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is one of the chief film critics for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.

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Marisol Padilla Sánchez

Marisol Padilla Sánchez is an American actress.

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Melissa George

Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976) is an Australian-American actress.

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Member of Congress

A Member of Congress (MOC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another for rhetorical effect.

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Michael McCleery

Michael McCleery (born August 18, 1959) is an American film actor.

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Mickey Cohen

Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976) was an American gangster based in Los Angeles and boss of the Cohen crime family.

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Mike Starr (actor)

Michael Starr (born July 29, 1950) is an American character actor.

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A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles.

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Mysterious Press

Mysterious Press is an American publishing imprint specializing in mystery fiction based in New York City.

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Noir fiction

Noir fiction (or roman noir) is a literary genre closely related to hardboiled genre, with a distinction that the protagonist is not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator.

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Office of Strategic Services

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Paolo Seganti

Paolo Seganti (born 20 May 1965 in Rovereto, Trentino, Italy), is an Italian actor and model, known for playing Damian Grimaldi in the CBS television soap opera As the World Turns.

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Paraguay (Paraguái), officially the Republic of Paraguay (República del Paraguay; Tetã Paraguái), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.

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Patrick Fischler

Patrick S. Fischler (born December 29, 1969) is an American actor best known for his roles as Jimmy Barrett on the drama series Mad Men, Dharma Initiative worker Phil on the drama series Lost and Detective Kenny No-Gun on the police drama Southland.

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Paul Guilfoyle

Paul Vincent Guilfoyle (born April 28, 1949) is an American television and film actor.

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Perfidia (Ellroy novel)

Perfidia is a historical romance and crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy.

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Procuring (prostitution)

Procuring or pandering is the facilitation or provision of a prostitute or sex worker in the arrangement of a sex act with a customer.

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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince (born July 5, 1960) is an American character actor who has made many appearances in film and television.

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Red Scare

A "Red Scare" is promotion of widespread fear by a society or state about a potential rise of communism, anarchism, or radical leftism.

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A revolver (also called a wheel gun) is a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing.

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Robert Foxworth

Robert Heath Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage, and television actor.

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Robert Mitchum

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer.

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Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin (born October 31, 1939) is an American actor.

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Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician.

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Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is a two-year community college in Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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A sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated.

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or kami-no-michi (among other names) is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

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Silencer (firearms)

A silencer, suppressor, sound suppressor, or sound moderator is a device that reduces the sound intensity and muzzle flash when a firearm or air gun is discharged.

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Sleepy Lagoon murder

The "Sleepy Lagoon murder" was the name that Los Angeles newspapers used to describe the death of José Gallardo Díaz, who was discovered unconscious and dying on a road near a swimming hole (known as the Sleepy Lagoon) in Commerce, California, on the morning of August 2, 1942.

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South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles is a region in southern Los Angeles County, California lying to south of downtown Los Angeles, California.

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Spade Cooley

Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, and television personality.

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A spymaster is the leader of a spy ring, run by a secret service.

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State attorney general

The state attorney general in each of the 50 U.S. states and territories is the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer.

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Stream of consciousness (narrative mode)

In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode or method that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.

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Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.

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The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere is a 1988 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy, the second of the L.A. Quartet, a series of novels set in 1940s and 1950s Los Angeles.

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The Black Dahlia (film)

The Black Dahlia is a 2006 French-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Josh Friedman.

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The Black Dahlia (novel)

The Black Dahlia (1987) is a crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy.

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The Cold Six Thousand

The Cold Six Thousand is a 2001 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy.

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The Hindu

The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula, located at the center of the Tijuana and the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan areas.

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Tomas Arana

Tomas Arana (born Thomas Clifford Arana; April 3, 1955) is an Italian-American actor.

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Underworld USA Trilogy

The Underworld USA Trilogy is the collective name given to three novels by American crime author James Ellroy: American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood's a Rover (2009).

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.

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Vintage Books

Vintage Books is a publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf.

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Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.

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Warrant (law)

A warrant is generally an order that serves as a specific type of authorization, that is, a writ issued by a competent officer, usually a judge or magistrate, which permits an otherwise illegal act that would violate individual rights and affords the person executing the writ protection from damages if the act is performed.

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White Jazz

White Jazz is a 1992 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy.

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William H. Parker (police officer)

William Henry Parker III (June 21, 1905 – July 16, 1966) was the police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and has been called "Los Angeles' greatest and most controversial chief of police".

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Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press is a daily (excluding Sunday) broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zoot Suit Riots

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of conflicts in June 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States, which pitted European American servicemen stationed in Southern California against Mexican American youths and other minorities who were residents of the city.

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.38 caliber

.38 refers to the type of firearm and firearm cartridges.

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