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A large grouping of about 60-70 contemporary newspaper clippings collected by Woodfield during and shortly after Ruby's trial, as well nine sent by newspapers and agents to him concerning his writing of Ruby's "My Story". The letters are particularly interesting, demonstrating in large part the "feeding frenzy" of the press following the murder of Oswald. On Dec. 6 and 18, 1963 a British tabloid representative goes so far as to propose questions to ask Ruby, some simply ridiculous: "Was his first love a girl who looked like Jackie Kennedy?...Is Edward G. Robinson his favourite film hero?...What effect did the shooting have on his 'strip joints'?...". The clippings emanate from dozens of sources, including Time magazine, The New York Times, Life magazine, and so on, with many of the articles bearing sections underlined, particularly where Oswald's mental state, the Dallas Police, or possible Russian involvement are mentioned. Also included is a copy of the Chicago Daily News, Jan. 28, 1964 containing the first part of Ruby's "My Story". Some of these clippings may have been used in Ruby's defense, since Belli and Woodfield closely collaborated in the period leading up to, and during the trial. Overall very good.
Estimate $ 300-400

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