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1934 actor Lou Tellegen suicide...

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October 30, 1934


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

The front page has a nice banner healdine: "ACTOR LOU TELLEGEN ENDS LIFE" with subhead. (see) A few related photos are on the back page. First report coverage on the suicide death of famous silent film actor and director, Lou Tellegen.
Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in very nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

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.

Category: The 20th Century