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Sue for Joe
Sat Mar 4, 2017 14:01

Who got this idea to do a staged kidnapping?

In Bob Andrews memoir called A Corner of Chicago, "Skippy" knew "Sookie" "staged his own disappearance to avoid having to act in a school play in which he would have to kiss a girl -- a fate, to Sookie, worse than death."

Andrews wrote this episode of the daytime radio show in January 1932, and it aired on March 2, 1932!

Mothers from parent-teachers organizations were up in arms, and tried to get "Skippy" off the air.

There was newsroom talk, Andrews says, of what would be an unbelievable news story.

"Someone said 'If somebody should kidnap the Lindbergh baby.'"

"We all said that could never happen."

"It was happening that night, but the flash didn't reach the papers until.. the next morning...Before I got off the train, the "Skippy" kidnaping sequence had gone on the air from coast to coast..."

  • Re: article I ran across this morningJoe for Steve, Sue and All, Sat Mar 4 09:09
    Hi Steve, because Hauptmann never admitted to one iota of involvement, it was the damning circumstantial evidence that buried him and makes him look so bad to this day. There could have been others... more
    • Skippy — Sue for Joe, Sat Mar 4 14:01
      • Re: Skippy Joe for Sue, Sat Mar 4 18:57
        That's amazing Sue.. was Skippy psychic?! Over a six month period, when I immersed myself in probably every issue of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record over the period March 1, 1932 and well beyond the... more
        • Re: Skippy Sue for Joe, Sun Mar 5 09:18
          I hope that woman has been resting in peace all these years!
    • Re: article I ran across this morningkristy for joe, Sat Mar 4 11:51
      If March 1, 1932 was a Lindbergh prank gone wrong. The ladder broke and Charlie died, Charles couldn't go back up the broken ladder to make it look like he fell out of his crib. Since no one knew he... more
      • Re: article I ran across this morningJoe for Kristy, Sat Mar 4 18:39
        It's really too bad Ahlgren and Monier didn't do a basic reality check and a bit more research before they decided to publish their book. It's difficult to imagine Lindbergh, yanking his son feet... more
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