The Press: Newsreel Damage?

In Hollywood one evening last December Sidney & Doris Preisler went to the cinema. They had been married a year. Sidney, 25, was a musician. Doris, 21, was four months pregnant. Seeking light amusement they chose the Hollywood Pantages Theatre where a film called Imitation of Life was showing. Warmed by the picture's exaltation of mother-love, the Preislers were in a pleasant glow when it came to an end and a Universal Newsreel took its place.

Suddenly upon the screen was flashed the naked corpse of Public Enemy George ("Baby Face'') Nelson, scarred, cut...