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In 1919, French businessman Raymond Orteig established a $25000 prize to the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. Eight years later, Charles Augustus Lindbergh collected the prize. Lindbergh's achievement was a boon to the fledgling…

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Illustrator Paul Frehm worked with reporter Damon Runyon to cover the Lindbergh trial for the New York Daily Mirror, a William Randoph Hearst newspaper publication. Frehm’s illustration of J. Edgar Hoover, who led the Bureau of Investigation’s…

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After the conviction of Charles Manson (1934- ) for conspiring to murder seven people and the publication of Vincent Bugliosi’s book Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, people from around the world wanted to write an official…

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In this postcard, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (1948- ) relates some news on Charles Manson and family members to potential biographer David Nicholas. She refers to fellow family members Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian being…

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As a protégé and longtime follower of Charles Manson, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme acted as spokesman for the "family” carrying the message of Manson to the media. After Manson's arrest and 1971 conviction for the Tate/LaBianca murders, Fromme…

Dick Wolf, producer of the television series, Law and Order, described Dragnet as “the father of us all." Jack Webb, its creator and director, began the Dragnet police drama series as a radio program (1949-1955) in 1949 and continued it as a…

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The Beaumont-Adams revolver is a muzzle-loading, double-action, percussion revolver created by the London firm of Deane, Adams and Deane from 1856 to 1880. Over 250,000 revolvers were produced, many being sold to firms in the United States. Both…

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"Bonnie and Clyde" was a romantic and humorous interpretation of the life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The 1967 film broke new ground in its depiction of sex and violence and used modern filmmaking techniques inspired by French New Wave…

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Charles Lindbergh's May 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris caught the world's attention and made him an instant celebrity. Conducted on the cusp of the Great Depression and the rise of underworld crime, the flight was a shining moment for a…

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Levin's novel was based on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case. Psychiatric experts played a large part in the young men's avoidance of the electric chair, as it had in the trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881 and…
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