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Tag: 1950s

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 […]

Triple-Slayer Curtis Shedd, 1950

On August 3, 1950, Curtis Shedd stopped by the Walhalla, South Carolina, home of his trade school pal, John Boyter, to pick-up Boyter’s two daughters for an afternoon of cruising around the countryside. Earlier that day, Boyter was seen in Shedd’s car as the two drove around town. He was never seen alive after that […]

Mug Shot Monday! Isaie Beausoleil,
FBI Most Wanted, 1952-1953

Isaie Beausoleil was a fugitive who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List in 1952 and was captured one year later dressed as a woman-a disguise he had been using to escape detection. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010. Although investigators described “Top Ten Fugitive” Isaie […]

Serial Killer James Turner, Active 1954-1975, New York & Florida

Serial Killer James Turner James Turner is an almost entirely unknown suspected serial killer linked to the murders and ‘accidental deaths’ of seven friends, coworkers, and family members in which he was the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. He was active for a twelve-year period between 1963 and 1975, when he was arrested on […]