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Title
Please don't take me to jail
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1958
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Barbara Burns was the daughter of famed American comedian Robin "Bob" Burns. He was a musical comedian appearing on radio and in movies in the 1930s and 1940s, and also wrote a homey newspaper column from 1936-1940. Burns invented a novelty musical instrument which he called a "bazooka." During World War II, the Army's handheld anti-tank rocket launcher, also known as "stovepipe" was nicknamed the "bazooka." He had four children and died in 1956. Barbara Burns was a troubled teenager who began using hard drugs by the time she was eighteen. She attempted suicide several times and finally died of an overdose in January 1962.
Photograph caption dated May 12, 1958 reads "Barbara Burns weeps after judge sentenced her to five days for contempt of court." She is seated in a courtroom, dabbing one eye with a handkerchief. A photographer with a large camera can be seen behind her. She was held in contempt for arriving late to the narcotics trial of her husband David Mack. Both were facing narcotics charges.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110854
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5139
CARL0005358979
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32429
Subject
Burns, Bob,--1890-1956--Family
Burns, Bob,--1890-1956--Family--Trials, litigation, etc
California.--Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
Contempt of court--California--Los Angeles
Children of celebrities--United States
Crime--California--Los Angeles
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
Narcotic habit--California--Los Angeles
Drug abuse--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Cameras--California--Los Angeles
Photographers--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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