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Alfalfa - Carl Switzer killed... Star of "Our Gang" Little Rascals...



Item # 574518

January 22, 1959

FITCHBURG SENTINEL (two issue set), Fitchburg, Massachusetts, January 22 & 23, 1959  The Jan. 22nd issue has 30 pages and has a two column headline near the bottom of the front page: "'Alfalfa' Of 'Our Gang' Slain" with caption: "Shot During Argument Over $50"

The Jan. 23rd issue has 14 pages and a two column photo on page 4 with caption: "Former Child Star Killed". (see)

You get both issues concerning the shooting death of child movie star Carl Switzer, better known as 'Alfalfa' of the 'Our Gang' TV comedy series.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout these issues. Good condition.

Note:  Carl was also the young momentary rival of Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life.

Category: The 20th Century