Monthly Archives: August 2007

Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 30, 1957 By sundown today, condemned killer Billy Rupp may find his life saved by the same jurors who, five years ago, ordered his death. In a move unprecedented in penal annals, five of the Rupp case jury members … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

Aug. 30, 1957 Los Angeles If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s written a book on the subject, "How … Continue reading

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Fried Rice

  Aug. 29-30, 1957 Los Angeles The poor thing died as hardboiled as she had lived: Renting a junky room in an old house that had been cut up into apartments. The landlord said she’d been sick for the last … Continue reading

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Remedy for road rage

Aug. 29, 1957Los AngelesSo that’s why we have platinum spark plugs….

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True confessions

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles reporter and columnist Forabel Muir with a copy of her book, "Headline Happy." Aug. 30, 1957 Los Angeles What’s with all these marriage quizzes? How about some blood and gore? Believe it … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

Aug. 29, 1957 Los Angeles If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s written a book on the subject, "How … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 29, 1957 Lynn Stuart didn’t fall into a terror machine. She jumped in, voluntarily. When she did so, she was living in an outwardly quiet and clean Santa Ana community. She was married to a truck driver. She was … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 27, 1957 SUBJECTS’ NAMES: Trudy, 6, Terry, 9, and Kim, 11, Ingram. SUBJECTS’ DESCRIPTIONS: All have blue eyes, light brown hair. Trudy and Terry, stocky build. Kim, slender. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to contact … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

  Aug. 28, 1957 Los Angeles If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s written a book on the subject, … Continue reading

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Not on Netflix

Aug. 28, 1957Los Angeles Incredibly enough, The Times failed to review this double feature from American International Pictures. Take my word for it, though: Bad things happen. How did AIP come up with such classics? In 1958, The Times’ Philip … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

Aug. 27, 1957 Los Angeles Now that a fish has landed a bicycle, how does she hang on to it? Kate Constance gives the answers in the second installment of "How to Get and Keep a Husband" being serialized in … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

Montrose Harbor, Chicago, Ill., August 1957, showing where a 55-gallon drum and a 5-gallon bucket containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen, were found.    Montrose Harbor, 50 years later, from Google Earth. Note: Investigators eventually determined that the bloody … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 26, 1957 The first time Johnny contacted me was about a year ago. He called to tell me that he and this other guy were about to have a showdown over a girl. "The other guy's got a roscoe … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s even written a book on the subject, "How to Get and Keep … Continue reading

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Pepe Arciga

Aug. 26, 1957 In a recent issue of Variety, columnist Dave Kaufman sends off his piece with an opening paragraph sure to be an eye-catcher. It concerns racial prejudice and the way some writers are unsuccessfully trying to peddle their … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

  Photographs courtesy of the Chicago TribuneInvestigators examine the oil drum containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen that was found Aug. 22, 1957, in Lake Michigan. Aug. 28, 1957 Chicago Seek and ye shall find, and so it is … Continue reading

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Windy City

"The average Chicago night produces many apparent screams and shots, which turn out to be of the harmless variety." Chicago Tribune, Sept. 2, 1957

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Cold case

Aug. 28, 1957 Chicago To be continued….

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Cold case

  Aug. 25, 1957 Chicago Chicago police recovered the torso from a battered, cut-down 55-gallon drum floating in Lake Michigan. A 5-gallon metal bucket containing the head, hands and one arm were found in the lake two days later. The … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 24, 1957 There are two basic rules for pretty girls who wish to set Hollywood on its pink, shell-like ear. The first is to meet the right people. This one has nothing to do with me, so I’ll dismiss … Continue reading

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