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 think they'd be spending time at theaters.
The "theories" are really trying to figure out a crime that's already figured out. At the time, the bum Richard Hauptmann didn't equate closely enough with the very accomplished Charles Lindbergh so the world of Monday morning quarterbacks put their thinking caps on and came up with plenty.
The first time I read Noel Behn I got it at the library and remember taking it back and commenting to the librarian that it was funny someone could write a book with absolutely no evidence, and she said there were a lot of books like that.
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,... more
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
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