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Actress Rosamond Pinchot suicide...
Item # 644125
January 25, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1938
* Rosamond Pinchot suicide death
* Stage & film actress - socialite
The front page has a one column heading: "ROSAMOND PINCHOT ENDS LIFE IN GARAGE" with subheads. (see) Lengthy first report coverage on American stage & film actress committing suicide continues inside with small photo.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.
wikipedia notes: On the morning of January 24, 1938, a cook found Pinchot's body in the front seat of her car parked in the garage of a rented estate in Old Brookville, New York. Her death was later determined to be caused by asphyxia due to carbon monoxide poisoning and was ruled a suicide. Pinchot left two suicide notes of which the contents were never made public.
Category: The 20th Century