Photograph of murdered cowboy film extra Johnny Tyacke, Los Angeles, July 1940
- Photograph of murdered cowboy film extra Johnny Tyacke, Los Angeles, July 1940
- Los Angeles Daily News
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- between July 15 and July 18, 1940
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- Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
- Photograph of cowboy motion picture extra John Ainsworth Tyacke a.k.a. Johnny Tyke, who was murdered by fellow extra Jerome "Blackjack" Ward in Gower Gulch, the name given to the area near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street where film extras hang out waiting for work. Allegedly, Blackjack shot Tyke with a .45, but many of the hundreds of Gower Gulch extras who came to the trial testified that Tyke had started the fight and was “doped up” at the time. Blackjack entered a plea of not guilty based on self defense and temporary insanity and he was ultimately set free.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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