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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Savannah

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is atmospherically Deep South coastal ( Savannah, Georgia, and Beaufort, South Carolina) and.

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The subsequent four trials and eventual acquittal stirred up the quiet city and left a permanent impact on its legacy. The scene of the crime plays a major role in the book. The home was owned by relatives of musician Johnny Mercer before being purchased and renovated by Williams. You can also find the Mercer family plot. The Bird Girl was located on a family plot until the cover shot her to fame.

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The book, Berendt's first, was published in The book was subsequently made into Clint Eastwood 's film adaptation. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is atmospherically Deep South coastal Savannah , Georgia, and Beaufort , South Carolina and Southern Gothic in tone, depicting a wide range of eccentric personalities in and around the city of Savannah , Georgia. The central narrative concerns the killing of Danny Hansford, a local male prostitute characterized as "a good time not yet had by all" by an important Savannah socialite , by respected antiques dealer Jim Williams. This results in four murder trials, with the fourth ending in acquittal after the judge finally agreed to a change of venue to move the case away from the Savannah jury pool. The book describes Williams' version of the killing, which is that it was in "self-defense"—the result of Hansford, who is prone to fits of rage, shooting at Williams with a gun that is on display, and Williams shooting back in self-defense—and not murder, pre-meditated or otherwise, by Williams. The death occurred in Williams' home 'Mercer House'.

Take a journey back in time with Savannah Heritage Tours where three centuries of history will come to life as you explore Savannah, Georgia. He combined fact with fiction. The movie adaptation debuted in , with actor, Clint Eastwood, as director and producer and John Lee Hancock as screenwriter. Berendt's book was considered "faction. The characters in the story actually were residents of Savannah. Without realizing it, Berendt exposed the dark side of Savannah society, a relatively insular, highly traditional composition of diverse individuals. The truth of the story highlights the crime of murder by wealthy, gay Savannah socialite, Jim Williams, and his employee in his antique business and lover, Danny Hansford.

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