Wanted: Mickey Cohen on Tape

Mickey Cohen, No Date

I have received an unusual request regarding a film now in production. The folks are looking for the famous/notorious TV interview that Mike Wallace did with Mickey Cohen in 1957. Clips from the interview are on the DVD with Wallace’s book “Between You and Me,” and the complete audio is available. But the movie folks would like to have the complete video. How about it, Brain Trust? Got any Mickey Cohen kinescopes in the closet?

Photo: Mickey Cohen in one of his favorite pastimes: washing his hands. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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I work at the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Wanted: Mickey Cohen on Tape

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    They might want to check with the University of Texas, I think that whole series of Mike Wallace interviews is there.

  2. Stacia says:

    I agree with Mary. I briefly Googled and found the list of the interviews at University of Texas here:

    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/film/holdings/wallace/

    Interestingly, it skips the May 19th interview with Cohen. The prior and next weeks are on the list, but not May 19, 1957. I am only speculating, but that might be part of the reason why it’s difficult to find.

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