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Investigation Hollywood
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Fred Otash was a legendary officer in the 1940s LAPD.  He clashed with the brass and resigned to become one of the most notorious Hollywood Private Investigators.  He tells all in “Investigation Hollywood.”  In the book, Lana Turner’s Bedroom, Gaby Wood wrote, “…..suggested to Lana that she call the most celebrated criminal lawyer in Los Angeles, Jerry Giesler. Giesler was nicknamed 'the magnificent mouthpiece'; he had got Errol Flynn cleared of two rape charges and Bugsy Siegel cleared of murder. He arrived with a private eye, Fred Otash, who was a former vice cop and fed stories to Confidential magazine on the side. By now the house was surrounded—by medics, policemen and neighbors in bathrobes.”

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