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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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William Parker, Part 4

June 20, 1957
Los Angeles

Classic moments in Los Angeles history: The Sammy Rummel shooting, the "two Tonys murder" and "Bloody Christmas."


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A fictional version of "Bloody Christmas" was portrayed in the movie "LA Confidential".

William Parker does "appear" in the James Ellroy novel of the same name that the movie is based on but was replaced by a fictional character in the movie.

--A complicated story. I actually interviewed one of the victims several years ago. They weren't all Latinos as many believe. Nearly half of the men were Italian American. That is L.A. history for you.



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