Here’s another front page that was saved in the LAPD scrapbooks at the city archives. This is the Daily News from June 7, 1949.
Notice the bizarre byline: Will O’Wisp. I can’t recall seeing a fake byline on a news story before. The Times used to publish political items by “The Watchman,” but that’s a bit different.
Note to people making 1940s L.A. gangster pictures (this means you, “Gangster Squad”): Our young hooligans used a burp gun rather than an old-fashioned Thompson submachine gun.