Film extras from Gower Gulch supporting Jerome (Blackjack) Ward at hearing on the murder of Johnny Tyke, Los Angeles, February 27, 1940
- Film extras from Gower Gulch supporting Jerome (Blackjack) Ward at hearing on the murder of Johnny Tyke, Los Angeles, February 27, 1940
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- February 27, 1940
- Los Angeles Daily News
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- Extras from Gower Gulch at an inquest supporting their friend Jerome (Blackjack) Ward, who is charged with the murder of Johnny Tyke. Gower Gulch is the name given to the area near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street where film extras hang out waiting for work; many of the nearby studios produce westerns so often actual working cowboys come here to break into the film business. Allegedly, Blackjack shot Tyke with a .45, but many of the hundreds of Gower Gulch extras who came to the inquest testified that Tyke had started the fight and was “doped up” at the time.
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