Press: Libel of the Dead

Familiar to most big cities is the fly-by-night exhibit of gruesome or sleazy photographs which opens in a vacant store, boldly advertised as an "appeal to justice" or a "lesson in morality." Usually the pictures are unpublished newsphotos of current crime. The patron may be lured in by "free admission," then coaxed to pay 25^ to see an extra-ripe display behind a curtain; or he may be held up at the exit to contribute to a "fund for the impoverished victims." Into such a "crime prevention" exhibit on Los Angeles' South Main Street two...

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