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Title
Mystery of the rub-out of Bugsy Siegel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1947
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph is a copy print of a larger original.
Photograph caption dated June 23, 1947 reads, "The rub-out of Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, 42, America's No. 1 gangster, remained a mystery today and continued to be a subject of conversation from here to New York. The sauve, personable Siegel, mowed down by a burst of gangland bullets at the fashionable Beverly Hills mansion of a beauteous southern heiress, is shown above in three character studies. As police continued the search for the killer, authorities feared that the worst outbreak of gang war in years may be brewing in America's underworld as the result of the Siegel rub-out."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00010112
Herald Examiner Collection
SCHE_b004_f2_i4; HE-000-909 4x5
CARL0004958795
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/8143
Subject
Siegel, Bugsy,--1906-1947
Siegel, Bugsy,--1906-1947--Death and burial
Organized crime--United States
Homicides--California--Beverly Hills
Criminals--United States
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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