Art Pays Off!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 19, 2017
Category: Art, Crime, 1930s





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I followed the link to the original story to find out if there was more information. Most of what I found were pay sites. Mainly interested in the part of the story about the prosecutor wanting a life sentence for petty larceny.

Then upon scrolling down the Life Magazine page I found the story of the radium queen. This led me to:
http://www.stevens-whitehill.org/Publications/PDFs/Josie_Bishop_BLM_Flyer.pdf

I too enjoy perusing the additional stories found on the links for the WU posts.
Posted by Steve E. in Redding, CA on 06/19/17 at 12:01 PM
Thanks for that fine sleuthing, Steve E! I think it was an unstated joke that the prosecutor demanded a "life sentence" because he felt the art did not flatter him!
Posted by Paul on 06/19/17 at 01:48 PM
@Paul...I do believe you are correct about the unstated joke. Sometimes I take the written word too literally with no nuance like one would get from a spoken conversation.
Posted by Steve E. in Redding, CA on 06/20/17 at 01:29 PM