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Actress Allyn King suicide...

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March 31, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1930

* Allyn King's suicide death
* American stage & film  actress
* Vaudeville - Ziegfeld Follies

The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "MISS KING, ACTRESS, DIES AFTER LEAP" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on American stage & film actress Allyn King committing suicide in New York City.
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: Allyn King's 1930 suicide was the end result of her long struggle to satisfy the demands put on her by directors and producers to remain abnormally slim.

Category: The 20th Century