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Title
Handwritten letter from extortionist to Mae West, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, October 9, 1935, Suspect Questioned in West Threat Inquiry
Photograph of handwritten note on lined paper, attached to board with tacks
Janios was released from custody October 10, 1935.
Text reads: If one of the three of us is caught by the cop you get one in the head. Put it there a 7 o clock sharp personall y we will be watching tell Timothy hello will see him Tuesday bye Acid Burns put it in a wrapper 5 - 10 - 20 no larte r at seven sharp use your own car a dummy will get you no where
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2475, NBox6, Oct 22 1935, Extortion Letters sent to Mae West, 10-10-35
Text from newspaper caption: This is a page from one of the six notes to Miss West demanding $1000. According to the directions, officers left a pocketbook supposed to contain the $1000. They arrested George Janios when he picked it up. Times photo
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
0036
uclamss_1429_0036
ark:/21198/zz002d978m
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Crime
Extortion--California--Los Angeles
West, Mae
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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