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samuel blackman
Mon Mar 12, 2018 13:46

I had an appointment to interview Samuel Blackman in 1995, in connection with research I was doing for "The Lindbergh Syndrome" (which didn't get published until 2005). The appointment was arranged through his daughter Ann, who was handling his affairs. He was in a nursing home in suburban Maryland at the time, but she told me he was lucid and would agree to an interview.

Two days before the scheduled appointment, I got a phone call canceling it. He had died the previous day at age 90. I might have learned the answer to your question, Sue.

  • Samuel Blackman vs. Edmund DeLongSue, Mon Mar 12 13:00
    Who got to the estate first, Samuel Blackman or Edmund Delong? Robert Zorn claims that Samuel Blackman (see page 72, 220, and 270 in Cemetery John) was the first to arrive at the estate. Mark Falzini ... more
    • samuel blackman — bob mills for sue and forum, Mon Mar 12 13:46
      • Re: samuel blackmanSue for Bob, Mon Mar 12 21:08
        I remember you told me that a few years ago. Did you at least get to speak with Blackman over the phone before the scheduled visit at the nursing home?
        • the interview that wasn'tbob mills for sue, Tue Mar 13 05:00
          Never did, Sue. Only spoke to his daughter Ann, who was very pleasant. She did tell me that he believed in Hauptmann's guilt.
          • Blackman or DeLong?Sue for Bob, Tue Mar 13 20:00
            Bob, did you hear the proclamation from Blackman's daughter that her father, Samuel Blackman, was the first reporter up at the Lindbergh estate? That would really be Blackman's foremost claim to fame ... more
            • blackmanbob mills for sue campbell, Wed Mar 14 11:29
              Sue, I don't remember if Ann Blackman made that claim or not. I do remember, after his death, that Samuel Blackman was referred to in the press, and/or online, as having been the first to arrive at... more
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