Bizarre Tales: The Case of the Cross-Dressing Slasher

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Bizarre Tales: The Case of the Cross-Dressing Slasher Witness Tells of Seeing UC Student Stab Wife Elaborate Preparations of Defendant to Waylay Young Spouse Described at Hearing Los Angeles Times, Sept. 19, 1956 Elaborate preparations made by Harold L. Von Mueller, 21, University of Caliofornia at Berkeley student, to waylay his estranged wife in a […]

Stuart Erwin (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Stuart Erwin

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“When I started out as an actor, I knew I couldn’t hop right into leading man roles. I had to specialize. A comedian by nature, I started to be a fast-talking wise-cracker. But I had lots of competition, and saw I had to choose another line. So I picked up the other extreme.” — Stuart […]

Jack J. Clark (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Jack J. Clark

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“Jack J. Clark of the Gene Gauntier Players, if we are to believe an apparently authentic report, is, besides a gallant and accomplished leading man, an expert violinist. The fact, however, is not generally known outside of an immediate circle of friends.” — a 1914 newspaper column called “Player Notes.”