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