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Editor kills self

January 4, 2008 |  8:34 am

Jan. 4, 1958
New York

 

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Photographs by Dan McCormack / Los Angeles Times

Howard Rushmore on Aug. 12, 1957, during the Confidential magazine trial.

 

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I already touched on Howard Rushmore's suicide when writing in May about another tragic figure in the Confidential magazine case, Ronnie Quillan.


 

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Howard Rushmore testifies, Aug. 9, 1957.


And as a bonus, courtesy of Steven Bibb, here's the famous Robert Mitchum "I'm a hamburger" story from Confidential, July 1955. Although Mitchum brought a $1-million suit against Confidential over this story, I cannot find any accounts in The Times reporting on the outcome.

 

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Note the July 1955 cover in this photo of Deputy Dist. Atty. William Ritzi from the trial.

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