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Dr. George K. Dazey at the trial where he is accused of the murder of his second wife, Doris S. Dazey, Los Angeles, 1939-1940
Date Created and/or Issued
between December 3, 1939 and March 10, 1940
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Dr. George K. Dazey in front of a map of his property, at the trial in which he is accused of murdering his second wife, actress Doris S. Dazey, in 1935. Doris Dazey's death was originally believed to be suicide by monoxide poisoning. However, witnesses claimed that Dr. Dazey had been boasting about committing the "perfect crime" and a night watchman testified to witnessing Dazey carry a woman's body from the house to the garage on the night of the murder. Other factors complicating the trial were the paternity of Doris and George Dazey's child, Doris Dazey's possible mental illness, and false testimonies from some of the witnesses. Dr. Dazey was ultimately acquitted of the crime.
Handwritten annotation from nitrate negative: Dr. Geo. K. Dazey
Text from original nitrate sleeve: Schwuchow, Walter- Dr. and Mrs. (parents of Mrs. Geo. Dazey, murdered); Dazey, George -Dr.; Murphy, F.E. -Dep. Sheriff; Dazey, Walter Kendall; Dazey, Dorcas -Mrs
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Dazey, George K
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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