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Issue number 14 of John Marr's "Murder Can Be Fun" zine tells the story of "going postal," looking at the history of shootings in post offices and how the postal workers were usually the victims of the crime, rather than the perpetrators. The issue…

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In the 1970s, self-published magazines called "zines" became an important voice for alternative or marginalized media. With the rise of punk culture, zines became means for communication in such areas as queer and Riot Grrl movements. John Marr's…

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Interest in the trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb has continued long after their deaths. Grolier Story of America Cards were released in sets of 20 between 1994 and 2001. Covering all aspects of American history, the cards were sold on a…

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Western films have gone in and out of vogue since first appearing in the silent era. By the time "The Return of Frank James" was released in 1940, the form was gaining new popularity with the advent of a number of high budget productions from major…

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Sir Anthony Hopkins was a relative unknown when he took on the role of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in Columbia Pictures' 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. Hopkins won an Emmy for his performance. The 1934 Lindbergh trial produced sensational headlines…

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 film Compulsion was based on Meyer Levin's 1956 novel of the same name. Both tell the story of the 1924 murder trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy students who kidnapped and murdered 14-year old Bobby Franks. The press was on…

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Tony Curtis portrayed serial killer Anthony H. DeSalvo in 1968's The Boston Strangler, released one year after the sentencing of DeSalvo. Critics condemned the film for sensationalizing Gerald Frank’s story of the murders which took place in the…

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow pose on this novelty $100,000 bill, replacing the image of President Woodrow Wilson that adorned the few $100,000 bank notes that were actually printed by the Federal Reserve System. The couple's photographs are drawn…

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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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