The Bathing Beauty’s New Hammer


Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Brutal Murder of Alberta Meadows

Once upon a time, 1922 to be exact, Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband. She stops and buys a brand new hammer on the way.
Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.
This episode is filled with a lot of poignant stories of the incident from a variety of points of view, including a daring escape from justice.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun