Handwritten letter from extortionist to Mae West, 1935
- Handwritten letter from extortionist to Mae West, 1935
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- Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Janios was released from custody two days later.
Text reads: We seen your sign it looked like a trap. You put that money next to the fire plug over the wall in the bushes tonite and leave it there in a tin can a small can of your own if anyone stops the man who come's for it this town will be too hot to hold you as he will not know who we are and we dont joke we seen Timothy without you last nite at the fights remenber pleasure man in New York. We knew you then you sent one guy up the river for publicity. So dont try it again. Acid Burns
Photograph of handwritten note, attached to board with tacks
Related to Los Angeles Times article, October 8, 1935, Officers Capture Mae West Death Threat Suspect, Six Others Questioned in $1000 Plot After Seizure of Studio Bus Boy as He Assertedly Picks Up Decoy. Suspected as the author of a series of sinister notes to Mae West, motion-picture actress, threatening death or disfiguration by acid unless she paid $1000, George Janios, 38-year-old bus boy at a Western-avenue studio, last night was in the custody of investigators …
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- b&w nitrate negative
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