Tag: movies

Orson Welles and the Black Museum.


  “This is Orson Welles speaking from London. The Black Museum, repository of death… Here, in this grim stone structure on the Thames which houses Scotland Yard, is a warehouse of homicide where everyday objects, a piece of wire, a chemist’s flask, a silver…

On This Day in 1953 – France’s last inmates return from Devil’s Island.


“The Bagne is a charnel house, a mass grave, running from syphilis to tuberculosis, with all the tropical diseases one can imagine (carrying malaria, ankylosis, amoebic dysentery, leprosy, etc.), all destined to work hand in hand with an Administration whose task it is to…

IDENTIFIED: ‘An unidentified man is strapped into Sing Sing’s electric chair.’


For my 100th post, I’m going to offer you something special, something a little different from the usual fare. The story of this ‘unidentified man’ at the moment of his death. True crime buffs and historians will have seen this particular image many, many…

Happy Birthday, ‘Doc’ Holliday, Born Today In 1851.


Wyat Earp on ‘Doc’ Holliday:   “The nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew.”   ‘Doc’ (when asked whether his conscience troubled him):   “I coughed that up with my lungs, years ago…”   John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday, born in…

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