J. Edgar Hoover and The Child Snatcher
Saturday, June 28, 2008 –by Wow Jones
Came across this article on J. Edgar Hoover in The Justice Story (“Hoover And The Child Snatcher” — NY Daily News Sunday, June 22, 2008 by David J. Krajicek) section of Sunday’s NY Daily News.
Fine movie. Larry Cohen is a genius.
Ironic, being that I recently saw the epic Larry Cohen bio-pic movie “The Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover” for the first time. Anyway, the story involves the 1930s Florida kidnapping of 5 year-old James “Skeegie” Cash Jr.
Note how J. Edgar Hoover used the press cases like this (and the captures of Public Enemies John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie And Clyde) generated to garner a bigger budget for Hoover’s relatively new crime-fighting agency the F.B.I. It also helped cement his face and the agency’s name in the eyes of the public.
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