A reading of America’s historic newspapers from the golden age of yellow journalism.
Murder in the Marberry Resort
In this episode, we get an unusual glimpse into the world inside a bordello at the turn of the previous century, when a young prostitute reneges on a suicide pact with another, and allegedly kills a third girl to keep her secret safe.
One of the things I like about this story is the outrage and indignation expressed by the newspaper editors that seems both quaint and relative to many of today’s social issues.
Musical direction by Dave Sams