The Boston Strangler

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Publication: 1968-01-01

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 Boston area between 1962 and 1964. DeSalvo confessed to the murders but many questioned whether he was the killer. It was not until 2013 that DNA evidenced proved he was indeed the murderer of the final victim, a 19-year old woman.

Title

The Boston Strangler

Date

Publication: 1968-01-01

Description

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 Boston area between 1962 and 1964. DeSalvo confessed to the murders but many questioned whether he was the killer. It was not until 2013 that DNA evidenced proved he was indeed the murderer of the final victim, a 19-year old woman.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Curtis, Tony folder

Files

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Citation

“The Boston Strangler,” Gallery, accessed December 5, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/760.