The Fainting Jazz Baby Murder Ordeal

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

Dorothy Ellingson Shoots Her Mother

Episode 155 sends us back into the jazz age with another tale of a bad girl gone worse. It seems like a cut and dry case, and it is, but there’s a great deal of drama between her arrest and the somewhat anti-climactic trial. By the way, the sheiks referred to in the story are not from the Middle East, but because of the popularity of popularity of the Rudolph Valentino film, “sheik” became jazz slang for good-looking playboy types.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Memphis Blues” by W.C. Handy, “St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy, “That’s A Plenty” by Lew Pollack, “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” by John Turner Layton, Jr. and lyrics by Henry Creamer, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” (“Changes”) is a popular song by Benton Overstreet (composer) and Billy Higgins, public domain, performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Band
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine #9

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Two Crazed Gunmen

Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way.
“A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at least in his own mind, a Louisville, Kentucky, native comes home to get his revenge. The second act, “George Yerigan Shoots Up the Place,” tells the story of a man whose troubles actually began on the battlefields of France. He brings back many war souvenirs, and a good case of shell shock.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, commissioned.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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