A Mystery Revisited A building that figured in the unsolved death of actress Thelma Todd is for sale.
Although the Paulist fathers tried putting the Sidewalk Cafe up for sale, it did not sell, so they are still in posession of it and are still using it as a center for the production of religious television programs.
Hal Roach is said to have told people that he thought Roland West accidently caused the death of Thelma Todd. He is also said to have complained about the article in LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE by Marvin Nader and Katherine Wolf that quoted him as having said that. Evidently he didn't entirely agree with everything that they said in that article.
Roland West was not a fading director and producer at the time of the death of Thelma Todd. He was a retired movie director and producer, whom I occasionally refer to as a has-been. He did not like having studio bosses telling him what to do and would freely say so in interviews conducted while he was still employed by the movie industry. This is the man who always worked at night because there weren't so many people around then to bother him.
Roland West is frequently mentioned in connection with the death of Thelma Todd, as is Lucky Luciano. Quite often they say that they think Roland West is the more likely choice. This is a matter of opinion, and anyone who wants to can have whatever opinion he wants on the subject, as nothing has ever really been settled.
Certainly not by people who like to argue about it.