Changeling Stories — Part 4

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Louisa Northcott, the mother of Gordon Northcott, isn’t portrayed in “Changeling,” but played a key role in the actual case. Above, she’s booked in jail.

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Los Angeles Times file photo

Louisa Northcott with one of her attorneys (she was represented by Norbert Savay, A.H. De Tremaudan and J. McKinley Cameron).

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Deputy P.H. Peterson and his wife escort Louisa Northcott to San Quentin for her role in the killings.

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Los Angeles Times file photo
Louisa Northcott, December 1928. She was paroled in 1940.

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3 Responses to Changeling Stories — Part 4

  1. eve says:

    You know, those “adorable” 1920s flapper hairstyles, hats and fashions were not flattering to ANYONE who wasn’t Clara Bow or Louise Brooks.

    Just sayin’. Glad I wasn’t around then.

  2. Mary Mallory says:

    When you see stories like this, you realize that there were lunatics and demons even back then, nothing has really changed.

  3. Ronald Emmis says:

    Mary Mallory is right – this kind of stuff has always gone on, and if you look it was reported in all of the media sources that existed at the time. I had an idea for a book, composed just of old news stories about crimes like this, from original sources, to be titled “Nothing Has Changed.”

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