Harvey Glatman: The Early Years — Part I

Herald Statesman, Aug. 27, 1946
Aug. 27, 1946: Harvey Glatman in the Yonkers, N.Y., Herald Statesman.


Aug. 27, 1947, Herald Statesman Whenever I am contacted by TV producers about appearing on a crime show, I always caution them that I’m a specialist not a generalist. I don’t do Sal Mineo, Marilyn Monroe, the Manson family or O.J. Simpson, etc., etc. Just the Black Dahlia.

But as I was reminded by a television production company from Australia, I had written several entries on Harvey Glatman when the blog was at latimes.com. They asked if I would please consider discussing him.

So I reluctantly agreed.

To be honest, I don’t like talking about Harvey Murray Glatman, at right, about 1946, who was born Dec. 10, 1927, in New York and executed in the California gas chamber Sept. 18, 1959.  The women he killed were nothing but objects to him and they endured horrible ordeals before being strangled. Oh yes and he took pictures of them, in case you didn’t know.

The deaths of his Los Angeles victims Judith Ann Dull, Shirley Ann Bridgeford and Ruth Rita Mercado were already covered when the blog was at latimes.com, so I won’t repeat that information here.

But I think it’s wrong to waste research, so over the next few days we will look at Glatman’s earlier crimes, the ones that occurred in New York in the 1940s.

To be continued.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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