Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Public Enemy and the Prostitute

22 July 1934 in front of the Biograph Theater in Chicago, the FBI gunned down one John Dillinger,  public enemy.

The "Woman in Red" led the Fibbies to the quarry.  The burning question:  Did she actually wear orange on that night?  And if she did, what is the significance of that fact? And was Dillinger just as dead, regardless of the hue of the attire?


Sharkbytes said...

Now there's a question I can honestly say I've never spent one moment of my life pondering! (Didn't know the question before)

Secondary Roads said...

Yes, Dillinger was just as dead. It wasn't the hue of the attire, but that of the corpse that told the tale.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, this may be the first time the question has been posed? At any rate, some witnesses made the claim that the garb was orange. I wouldn't know. And as to the second question, I don't think it made any difference to Dillinger in the long run.

Chuck, precisely so. Shady characters who hang with shady characters may well soon be shades themselves.