Category Archives: Changeling

Changeling Stories — Part 4

Los Angeles Times file photo 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. Los Angeles Times file photo Louisa Northcott with one of … Continue reading

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Changeling Stories — Part 3

Photograph by Tony Rivetti Jr. / Universal PicturesAbove, Colm Feore as Police Chief James Davis, “Changeling,” set in 1928. Los Angeles Times file photoAbove, Police Chief James Davis, 1926. Northcott signs confession. I don’t care much for the press passes … Continue reading

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Changeling Stories — Part 2

The “Enigma Boy” who fooled police into believing that he was Walter Collins is identified as Arthur Hutchins Jr. of Iowa. Read Part I of The Times reports on the story that formed the basis of “Changeling.” Enigma Boy identified. … Continue reading

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Changeling Stories — Part 1

Police Capt. Jones and LAPD officers search the lake in Lincoln Park for the body of Walter Collins, Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1928. The boy claiming to be Walter Collins poses with Christine Collins, Aug. 18, 1928 Several regular … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

Notice: I’m on jury duty, so posting will be light until it’s over.

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Robber Holds Up Streetcar

March 12, 1910: This story reminds me of Walter Collins’ streetcar robberies, but those didn’t occur until 1923. In fact, a streetcar conductor killed a robber in 1908.

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Dear ‘Changeling’ Fans

Dear "Changeling" fans, The Daily Mirror appreciates your interest and feedback. Some of you may wonder why your comments aren’t posted. The reason is that the Daily Mirror is dedicated to not spreading misinformation and some of your posts have … Continue reading

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Changeling Articles

The boy claiming to be Walter Collins poses with Christine Collins, Aug. 18, 1928 Note: Typepad’s indexing feature is a little off. Here are the "Changeling" stories appearing in the Daily Mirror: Christine Collins’ letters All "Changeling" stories Part 1  … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, January 12, 1933

And so we complete our journey through the official documents telling the unfortunate saga of Walter and Christine Collins. I heard from a number of Daily Mirror readers who enjoyed the trek (scanning all these documents was more labor than … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, January 11, 1933

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Voices — Christine Collins, September 29, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, September 25, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 28, 1932

Walter Collins in an undated prison photo.

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 25, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 24, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 22, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 18, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 17, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 17, 1932

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 16, 1932

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