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Page in notebook of kidnapper and murderer William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1927 or 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
[1927 or 1928]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
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
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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