Crane: sex, celebrity, and my father's unsolved murder

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On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.

Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy -- stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy -- first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.

Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.

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subject_facetCold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Arizona -- Scottsdale
Crane, Bob, -- 1929-1978
Crane, Bob, -- 1929-1978 -- Family
Crane, Robert, -- 1951-
Fame -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Murder -- Investigation -- Arizona -- Scottsdale
Sex -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
title_displayCrane : sex, celebrity, and my father's unsolved murder
title_fullCrane : sex, celebrity, and my father's unsolved murder / Robert Crane and Christopher Fryer
Crane Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder
title_shortCrane
title_subsex, celebrity, and my father's unsolved murder
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Crane, Bob
Crane, Robert
Fame
Family
Fathers and sons
Investigation
Murder
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Sex
Social aspects
Social life and customs
Television actors and actresses
True Crime