CBS (ended 1967)
That hairdresser has a name even though he doesn't chat online. He is Marc Sinclaire, and he says newspapers got the time wrong. He used his key to enter the Kollmar house at 8:45 a.m. The appointment he had set up with Dorothy was at 9. She had to be at her son Kerry's school for a teacher conference at 10:30. Just because these facts aren't online doesn't mean you can't find them.
|Now, then: The major consensus amongst WML? fans is that between 1958 and 1960 (or thereabouts), Dorothy had a "sparkling" or "glowing" quality to her on the show (and I'd have to second that). Given that she was pegged "The girl you love to hate" (or words to that effect), I'm wondering if that tag had more to do with her sometimes controversial newspaper columns, or with her last years on the show when her substance abuse issues took their toll on her appearance, and probably her demeanor.|
|I encountered Dorothy unexpectedly in a 1935 Heart Metrotone Globe Trotter newsreel. She is at the Hauptmann trial in New Jersey. She sits at a long walnut table with a bank of typewriters and telephones on it, presumably this is some kind of space for all the Hearstlings. Men mill around and others working at other typewriters can be seen in the background beyond. Dorothy wears a huge fur-collared coat and wears a small fashionable hat.(Obviously, the court house had no heating) The narrator intros her as a reporter for the (New York) MIRROR, though I think she was actually with the AMERICAN. She stiffly looks into the camera and says nothing you by then (a newsreel at optimum speed gets on the screen in three days) don't know about the case's progress. She's nonsmiling, robotic. She ends by turning back to a typewriter, implying that we're there as this breaking development is in the process of going directly from her just-said thoughts to the copy she'll send on the wire.|
|Was the Finch case one of a doctor and his mistress murdering his wife?|
|I am glad I read the thread before it vanished. It was very helpful to this newbie. My thanks to everyone who contributed to it. |
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Earlier in the week, I attempted to find online a summary of the Finch murder case. I found mostly JFK conspiracy related material. Was the Finch case one of a doctor and his mistress murdering his wife?
|Just to straighten out, in case some of you aren't clear about the newspapers, Hearst owned these New York papers: the EVENING JOURNAL,the Morning and Sunday AMERICAN (and after June 1937,the daily and Sunday JOURNAL-AMERICAN) were the full sheets, the MIRROR was a tabloid. The Mirror never made money, it's local competition the DAILY NEWS was always in the lead. The Mirror only lasted from 1921-1963. The Journal-American was another victim of the suicidal newspaper union strikes in the late 50's and early 60's. In 1966, along with their hyphenated, crippled counterparts, the WORLD-TELEGRAM and the HERALD-TRIBUNE, joined together to form an ignominious one-year flop derisively called the "WIDGET". |
In 1935, though technically a New York American (or Mirror) reporter because her stories appeared there, actually she worked for KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, and special stories like the Hauptman trial coverage would have been released via INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE, so her writings would be seen in newspapers across the country and Canada, both in the Hearst chain papers and in client papers outside of it.