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Lou Tellegen suicide...

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October 30, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1934

* Lou Tellegen suicide death
* Dutch born silent film actor & more

The front page has one column headlines that include: "TELLEGEN STABS HIMSELF TO DEATH" "Actor Inflicts Seven Wounds With Scissors in Home of Hollywood Host" "Had Feared Loss Of Mind" and more. (see) 1st report coverage on the suicide death of famous silent film actor and director, Lou Tellegen.

wikipedia notes: On October 29, 1934, while a guest in a Cudahy mansion at 1844 N. Vine St. (now the site of the Vine-Franklin underpass of the Hollywood Freeway), Tellegen locked himself in the bathroom, then shaved and powdered his face. Then while standing in front of a full-length mirror, he committed suicide by stabbing himself with a pair of sewing scissors seven times (supposedly while surrounded by newspaper clippings of his career), resulting in lurid press coverage.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, rag edition in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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