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Tag: 1950s

The Murder of Judge Chillingworth and his Wife, 1955, as Detailed in a New Book, Grim Justice

In the early morning hours of June 15, 1955, Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie were snatched from their beachfront home in Palm Beach County, Florida and were never seen again. Curtis E. Chillingworth was born to an upper-class family in 1896. His grandfather had moved down from New York and served as sheriff. […]

First Person Friday: Confessions of a 1950s Porn Star

    Story by Tracy B (anonymous), aka “Racy Tracy” Writing from some unknown women’s prison in New Jersey or New York Article originally appeared in Expose Detective, January 1959 Editor’s Note: Although I don’t know all the laws and statutes of that era, the production, distribution, and presentation of pornographic material in the 1950s […]

First Person Friday: I was a Killer’s Captive, 1954

  By Mary Ruth Rombalski Bakersfield, California, February 4, 1955 Originally appeared in Front Page Detective, May 1955 Editor’s Note: In 1954, Mary Ruth Rombalski was a nineteen-year-old girl from Kentucky who, like many young girls from that era, dreamed of moving to Hollywood where she would become a movie star. After leaving her husband […]

Rediscovered News: Grandpa’s Hammer, 1955

A sad, stupid, senseless crime.  Horrible. Child is Slain by her Grandfather: Singing Kept him Awake August 25, 1955, TEXAS CITY , United Press— A preliminary hearing was scheduled Thursday for Robert J. Wallace, 78, who is charged with beating his blonde, nine-year-old granddaughter to death with a ball-peen hammer because her singing kept him […]

New Book: In the Company of Evil:
Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980

Inside Look at Serial Killers, Assassins, Bank Robbers, and More Crime Overviews, Evidence Gathered, and Theories for Solutions California’s picturesque shores have always been a magnet for outcasts and criminals. Read about 64 of the most horrifying crimes ever committed in The Golden State, from the early 1950s into the 1980s. These accounts tell of […]