Note: This post has been corrected. See details below.
In case you just tuned in, we have been going through the case of actor David G.G. Bacon, who was stabbed to death Sept. 12, 1943, in a case that remains unsolved. I hadn’t planned on such an extensive series of posts, but Steven Bibb has graciously shared some of his material and it’s quite interesting.
This is a photo of Lee Jones of the LAPD crime lab, holding what has been described as “the bathrobe” found in Bacon’s car after he jumped the curb on Washington Boulevard and staggered from the vehicle.
My initial reaction was: Gosh, that’s an odd-looking bathrobe. Granted, this is not a great reproduction and the garment is quite bloody and rumpled. Still, it seems to me that this isn’t a terrycloth robe, but made of some other fabric. And I don’t see a belt or any loops for a belt. So you folks who are into vintage clothing (you know who you are), what do you think?
For the record: A previous version of this post said: “You may recall that Wayne Powell said he took a bathrobe from the car and put it under Bacon’s head as the actor was lying on the ground.” Powell actually put a sweater under Bacon’s head.