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The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet

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Before Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, or NYPD Blue, there was Dragnet. From 1951 to 1959, Jack Webb starred as Sergeant Joe Friday in the most successful police drama in television history. Webb ("Just the facts, ma'am") was also the creator of Dragnet, and what made the show so revolutionary was its documentary-style format and the fact that each episode was "ripped" from the files of the LAPD. But 1950s television censors deemed many of the stories in the LAPD's files too violent or sensational for the airwaves. The Badge is Webb's collection of stories that could not be presented on TV: untold, behind-the-scenes accounts of the Black Dahlia murder, the Brenda Allen confessions, Stephen Nash's "thrill murders," and Donald Bashor's "sleeping lady murders," to name just a few. Case by case, The Badge takes readers on a spine chilling police tour through the dark, shadowy world of Los Angeles crime. It is a journey that, even four decades after it originally appeared in print, no reader is likely to forget.

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Webb's collection of stories that could not be presented on TV includes untold, behind-the-scenes accounts of the Black Dahlia murder, the Brenda Allen confessions, Stephen Nash's "thrill murders," and Donald Bashor's "sleeping lady murders," to name a few.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256885
Introduction:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Introduction by:
Ellroy, James
Introduction:
Ellroy, James
Author:
Ellroy, James
Author:
Webb, Jack
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
California
Subject:
Police
Subject:
TRUE CRIME / General
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Police -- California -- Los Angeles.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
49 illustrations
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

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