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Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 14:53

These first hand accounts from journalists who actually saw the Lindberghs help flesh out the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping.

Journalist Elizabeth Garver Jordan, for instance.

In her 1938 memoir, Three Rousing Cheers, she says that she was sitting right behind Anne Lindbergh at a theater just 3 days before the kidnapping.

She claims to have never met the Lindberghs, but she was observing Anne at the theater that night while watching Vicente Escudero and his Spanish dancers.

Jordan says that Anne had a lovely complexion and was much prettier in person opposed to the photos of her serious face in pictures at the time.

That night at the theater (February 26?) Jordan says that Anne was having a really good time with friends, enjoying Escudero's performance.

Charles was there, but waiting in the theater gallery while Anne was enjoying the show.

Her memoir was published in 1938 so she would have had a fresh memory of those days leading up to the kidnapping.

And flamenco dancer Escudero was indeed performing in New York in February 1932.

Escudero was at the Westchester County Center on Friday, February 26, 1932.

Jordan's account helps shed light on the Noel Behn theory to help answer the question of whether or not the Lindberghs were covering up a crime at this time.

Anne seems to be at peace and enjoying herself just days leading up to March 1, 1932.

    • Sue re: Elizabeth Garver JordanTanialee, Sun Feb 19 14:07
      How interesting to see that Lindy was out in the theatre gallery while Anne was inside enjoying the show, so typical Charles I'd say, lol. Ms. Jordan's telling of this story leaves me to believe one... more
      • Three Rousing CheersSue for Tanialee, Sun Feb 19 15:37
        I suppose that was what happened when they went out to a show. She went her way and he went his. Maybe he sat in the gallery and read about planes. At least he was a man enough to accompany her. He... more
        • Sue for Tanialee re: Three Rousig CheersTanialee, Sun Feb 19 16:19
          Yeah, you are right. It was kindly of Lindy to at least accompany Ann even if he just was in the lobby reading or thinking about airplanes. :)
    • Elizabert JordanJack for Sue, Sat Feb 18 15:25
      Excellent find Sue! Those few days before the crime have been a mystery and anything that's known about them is golden information. Especially if they were planning some kind of crime, you wouldn't... more
      • Re: Elizabert JordanSue for Jack, Sat Feb 18 15:42
        I read a comment not too long ago where the person said that nobody knows what really happened to the Lindbergh baby, including those who wrote books about the kidnapping.
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