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Theory of Doheny Greystone tragedy illustrated
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph included in the exhibit: “Edited for Publication: Photographic Manipulations in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner”
Doheny, Edward L., Jr., also known as Ned (1893-1929), was born in Los Angeles and raised by his stepmother, Carrie Estelle Doheny, after his mother committed suicide in 1901. In 1913 Ned married Lucy Smith, with whom he had five children. On the night of February 16, 1929, Ned and his close friend and personal secretary, T. Hugh Plunkett, were found shot to death in one of the guest bedrooms of Greystone, Ned's Beverly Hills mansion. Unlike the rest of his family members who were buried in Catholic cemeteries, Ned was interred at Forest Lawn in Glendale.
Photograph caption reads, "Photo-diagram below illustrates police officers' theory of the dual tragedy in which Theodore Plunkett killed his employer, Edward L. Doheny, Jr. and then committed suicide. According to the police theory, Plunkett held the gun at his waist and shot Doheny seated in a chair."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 28 cm. on board 21 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1822
Doheny, Edward L.,--Jr.--Death and burial
Plunkett, Theodore Hugh.--Death and burial
Crime--California--Beverly Hills
Murder--California--Beverly Hills
Murder victims--California--Beverly Hills
Murder--Investigation--California--Beverly Hills
Dwellings--California--Beverly Hills
Greystone Mansion and Park (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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