biograph theater, chicago by brian gregory


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on the evening of july 22, 1934 a dapper-looking man wearing a straw hat and a pin-striped suit stepped out of the biograph theater on the north side of chicago where he and two girlfriends had watched a film called “manhattan melodrama” starring clark gable…no sooner had they reached the sidewalk when a man appeared and identified himself as melvin purvis of the fbi…he ordered the man in the straw hat to surrender…several shots rang out and the fleeing man in the straw hat fell dead to the pavement…so ended the life of john dillinger, the most prolific bank robber in modern american history and the general public’s favorite public enemy no. 1…


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  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Anything Theatrical”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

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