Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo

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

The Cayuga Ouija Board Murder

In 1930, the famed diorama artist Henri Marchand created a set of spectacular dioramas for a Buffalo New York Museum, had an affair with one of his models, Lila Jameson, called Red Lilac by her Cayuga tribe. She so fell in love with him, that he tricked a superstitious elderly woman into committing a horrible crime so she and her artist could be together. Check in with me Sunday for “Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo: The Cayuga Ouija Board Murder”

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Something Horrible Happened in Hawaii

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

The Incident at Ala Moana

In this episode, True Crime Historian takes you to the island paradise of Hawaii, not yet a state in 1932 when the wife of a naval officer stationed there is allegedly raped and beaten by four natives. A few months later, her mother, her husband and two of his enlisted men face a jury under the counsel of the famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow in a case that both sides claim puts the territory of Hawaii itself on trial.

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