Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. This notebook was confiscated after Hickman's capture in Echo, Oregon, and was examined to ascertain whether Hickman had a female accomplice in the kidnapping. Fingerprints appear above the text. Notebook described in the article, "Hickman Makes His Plea Today: Murderer Expected to Offer Insanity Excuse," Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 1928: A2. Two notebook pages with lyrics from popular songs transcribed by William Edward Hickman, convicted of the kidnapping and murdered 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927. Handwritten text reads: Miss Annabelle Lee… Who’s wonderful – who’s marvelous/ Miss Annabelle Lee/ Who’s lovable – who’s kissable/ Miss Annabelle Lee/ Ain’t she a pretty baby – what I would give…’escortin’ her/ supportin’ her – Don’t forget that/ she’s exclusive / Who has it all – who makes ‘em fall/ [struck out:] Miss Annabelle Lee [continues:] Just look and you’ll see/ who’s glorified – who’s dignified/ Miss Annabelle Lee/ You’re not tellin’ me a thing boy/ I’m tellin’ you/ Who’s wonderful – who’s marvelous – Miss A. Lee. [Lyrics delineated by a scribbled line:] Barbara… Barbara The moon is shining Barbara/ I’m blue/ Barbara my heart is pining Barbara/ For you/ Let me build a cozy bungalow for u/ Where a million rozy-posies grow [for you]/ Together we will find – a silver lining/ Barbara – I Love You. [Lyrics delineated by a scribbled line:] Highways Are Happy Ways… Highways are happy ways when they lead the way to home – Highways bring happy days to the broken hearts that roam – And as they travel along those ribbons of grey – They all unravel and pull you homeward to stay – For Highways are happy ways / When they lead the way to home. [Lyrics delineated by a scribbled line:] I Fell Head Over Heels in Love... I fell head over heels in love at a glance/ I wanted to sing and I wanted to dance/ As most men do -- / I fell head over heels in love and I thought/ That this was a love of a different sort/ Where dreams come true--/ Fate was kind to me that day/ For in her eyes I saw a ray of Heaven/ I fell head over heels in love and I vowed/ That the world that we live in was not/ worth to live in/ Till I Met You. Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward. Murderer.
b&w nitrate negative
Criminal investigations--California--Los Angeles Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles Homicides--California--Los Angeles Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928 Parker, Marion, 1915-1927