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Title
Lost my head', TV writer says after wife is slain
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Dean, Gordon
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1963
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph article dated February 23, 1963 partially reads, "Television writer Leonard M. Heideman is in West Valley jail today on suspicion of murdering his attractive wife by stabbing her about 12 times with kitchen shears and a butcher knife. "I lost my head," Heideman told Det. O. D. de Ryk, "I went out of my mind. If only I could turn back the clock. We have to go on a trip today." Police Friday morning found the body of his wife, Dolores, 32, on the floor between the kitchen and dining room of their $50,000 Tarzana home. The double handle of the shears protruded from her chest. Heideman, writer for such TV shows as "Have Gun Will Travel," "Bonanza" and "Sam Benedict," emerged nude from a rear room when officers came to the house at 5060 Shirley Ave." Heideman children, Kenneth, 4, and Richard, 5, can be seen getting helped into a car by an unidentified person. The family's Basenji dog can be seen at left.; See images #00122747 through #00122751 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00122748
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d027_f1_i11
CARL0005406038
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/54873
Subject
Heideman, Leonard--Family
Heideman, Leonard--Homes and haunts
Murder--Investigation--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Basenji--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Tarzana (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Shirley Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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