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Item 1026 - Mickey Cohen Group of (9) Press Photos Catalog 566 (Sep 2019)

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Collection of nine original vintage glossy silver gelatin press photos related to Los Angeles-area gangster Mickey Cohen, ranging in size from 3.5 x 6.25 to 8 x 10, ranging in date from 1950 to 1966, with subject matter including: Cohen arguing with a policeman after receiving a ticket; Cohen's Los Angeles residence; Cohen with Carmine Stompanato, brother of Cohen's slain bodyguard Johnny Stompanato, who had been killed by Lana Turner's daughter; Cohen holding Turner's sizzling love letters written to Stompanato; Cohen talking on the phone at a police station; Cohen after winning a $110,000 judgment following a lead pipe assault while in prison; Cohen listening to the words of evangelical preacher Billy Graham at Madison Square Garden; Cohen and his wife seated in court for the start of their income tax evasion trial; and Cohen with his attorney Samuel S. Brody upon his release from jail. In overall fine condition. Seven of the photos originate from the archives of The Baltimore Sun, and one comes from the Chicago Tribune: these eight are accompanied by certificates of authenticity attesting to their origin. From the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts.

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