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Old Timey Crimey #37: Tillie Klimek - “Two Inches to Live”

Old Timey Crimey #37: Tillie Klimek - “Two Inches to Live”

November 29, 2019

This week, we talk about serial marrier and murderer Tillie Klimek, a woman who just couldn't hold in her murderousness, and some men who just couldn't hold their arsenic. Tillie Klimek is a lesson in how not to act while your husband is dying, both to avoid suspicion and to be a decent human being. 

Plus! Super weird tornado tales, more life insurance shenanigans, and truly nonsensical measurement systems. 

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We'd love you forever--well,definitely longer than Tillie could manage to keep a husband alive--if you'd  give us a 5-star review! You can also follow us here on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB groupTwitterReddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.   

And remember, keep your twilight petting parties inside, lest the neighbors testify later.

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Sources: 

C.J. March. “Poisonous Widow: Arsenic Murders in the Jazz Age (Dead True Crime series)

Mark Gribben. “Rough on Rats & Husbands.” Malefactor’s Register. https://malefactorsregister.com/wp/rough-on-rats-and-husbands/

Marek Kepa. “Meet The Whisperers: The Christian Folk Healers of Eastern Poland.” Culture.PL. https://culture.pl/en/article/meet-the-whisperers-the-christian-folk-healers-of-eastern-poland

“Arsenic Toxicity Clinical Assessment.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=1&po=12

“Spanish Flu.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

“Tillie Klimek.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillie_Klimek

Syd Jones. “Polish Americans.” Countries and Their Cultures. https://www.everyculture.com/multi/Pa-Sp/Polish-Americans.html

Sarah D. “Chicago Fought to Limit Flu’s Spread During 1918 Epidemic.” Chicago Public Library. https://www.chipublib.org/blogs/post/chicago-fought-to-limit-flus-spread-during-1918-epidemic/ 

Murderpedia.org

Trutv.com

Medium.com

Mysteriouschicago.com

Hellhorror.com

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

November 23, 2019

A special treat for you this weekend--a surprise look at what we're doing over on Patreon. For this inaugural Mini Crimey, Kristy tells Scott all about a little girl named Mary Edens, a horrible fire, and a mystery that endured for decades. We also introduce a man with a truly fantastic name as well as a HUGE...sense of integrity. 

Plus: how to build the perfect death trap, Milton Berle shows up, and Scott plays to his strengths. 

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Sources:

Jay Grelen. “Journalist Honors Pledge to Family of Missing Girl.” The Oklahoman. https://oklahoman.com/article/2679856/journalist-honors-pledge-to-family-of-missing-girl

“Babbs Switch Fire.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbs_Switch_fire

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

November 22, 2019

This week we're looking at the tragic and unforgettable case of Pauline Picard, a toddler who disappeared from France in 1922--and then came back. Or did she?

Plus: reminiscing about childhood roaming, book talk, and frog talk.

Don't forget our giveaway! Send your creepy stranger stories to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com, and you might get a sticker.

We have a shiny new Patreon--come be a private dick! Or a gumshoe, or a flatfoot. If a one-time donation is more your style, you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com.

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And remember, if you've been hanging on to a random human skull for a while, maybe just donate it to the local theater.

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Sources:

“The Mysterious Disappearance of Little Pauline Picard.” The Occult Museum. http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/mysterious-disappearance-little-pauline-picard/

“Two Girls, One Slain, Resemble Lost Child.” New York Times, retrieved from https://www.whaleoil.net.nz/2017/07/photo-of-the-day-1093/#more-320894.

Kenova22. “Cold Case: What happened to Pauline Picard in 1922?” https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/7b1hh9/cold_case_what_happened_to_pauline_picard_in_1922/

Renee Reeves. “The Bizarre Case of Pauline Picard.” Morbidology. https://morbidology.com/the-mysterious-case-of-pauline-picard/

Wikipedia

Ozy.com

Old Timey Crimey #35: William Desmond Taylor - “Dr. Pepper’s Misdiagnosis”

Old Timey Crimey #35: William Desmond Taylor - “Dr. Pepper’s Misdiagnosis”

November 15, 2019

We're off to Hollywoodland for a look at the puzzling murder of a man whose name was on everyone's lips, but who few people seemed to truly know. Whodunnit, you ask? Well, it might have been the heartbroken underage starlet, her bonkers mother, or maybe it was the coke dealers! 

Along the way, we'll talk horror authors, conspiracy theories, and how sex has apparently REALLY changed in the past century. 

Don't forget our giveaway! Send us your creepy stranger stories, and you might get a sticker. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

We have a shiny new Patreon--come be a private dick! Or a gumshoe, or a flatfoot. If a one-time donation is more your style, you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

Also, give us that 5-star review you know we deserve! You can also follow us here on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB groupTwitterReddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime. 

And remember, kidnapping is a crime, not a legitimate interview technique. 

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Sources: 

Tony Fontana. “William Desmond Taylor.” IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853336/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

“Anglo-Irish People.” Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Irish_people

“William Desmond Taylor.” Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Desmond_Taylor

“Marlborough College.” Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlborough_College

“Church of the Transfiguration.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Transfiguration,_Episcopal_(Manhattan)

Currency Converter. https://www.currency-converter.org.uk/currency-rates/historical/table/GBP-USD.html

“Inceville.” Wikimapia. http://wikimapia.org/6841399/Inceville

Laura Smith. “The sordid murder of this Hollywood director took the fun and sex out of Tinseltown.” Timeline. https://timeline.com/murder-william-desmond-taylor-374fb3a5f0c

Mary Miles Minter interview. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpP9rF1KhLc

Dina Di Mambro. “William Desmond Taylor: The Unsolved Murder.” Classic Hollywood Bios. http://www.classichollywoodbios.com/WilliamDesmondTaylor.htm

Sidney Kirkpatrick. “Review: The Butler Didn’t Do It: A DEED OF DEATH The Story Behind the Unsolved Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor.” L.A. Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-07-22-bk-837-story.html

Robert Giroux. “A Deed of Death.” NY Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/22/books/l-a-deed-of-death-625390.html

Excerpts of Witness Statements. Silent Era. https://www.silentera.com/taylorology/documents/files/testimony.pdf

“Jealous Man Hunted as Slayer of Taylor!” L.A. Examiner. http://www.taylorology.com/press/0203a/LAEx0203a.jpg

Bruce Long, editor of Taylorology. http://www.taylorology.com

wikipedia.com

murderpedia.com

allthatsinteresting.com

timeline.com

Old Timey Crimey #34: Madame Fahmy - “Bratzels”

Old Timey Crimey #34: Madame Fahmy - “Bratzels”

November 8, 2019

She's the sex worker who made it work. This week, we're looking at Madame Fahmy, born Marguerite Alibert, and her tragic youth, tumultuous relationships, and a murder that would rock the British royal family.

Plus, we question whether bigamy is a gateway drug, invent a new (and delicious-sounding) food, and discuss what serial killers and 1900s British lawyers have in common.

Don't forget our giveaway! Send us your creepy stranger stories, and you might get a sticker. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com.

Also, give us that 5-star review you know we deserve! You can also follow us here on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB groupTwitterReddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.

We have a shiny new Patreon--come be a private dick! Or a gumshoe, or a flatfoot. If a one-time donation is more your style, you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

And remember, keep those letters where a future king blabs about all kinds of juicy stuff. You never know when they might come in handy.
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Sources:

Baker, Rob. “The Murder of Ali Fahmy At The Savoy Hotel.” Another Nickel in the Machine. http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2008/11/the-murder-of-ali-fahmy-at-the-savoy-hotel/

Rizk, Dr Yunan Labib. “A Diwan of Contemporary Life.” Ahram.org.eg

Souerbry, Rachel. "From Sex Worker To Princess To Murderer: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of Marguerite Alibert." Medium.. https://medium.com/@editors_91459/from-sex-worker-to-princess-to-murderer-the-remarkable-rise-and-fall-of-marguerite-alibert-23a722a1f99e

“The Perfect Murder.” Royalty Magazine. https://www.royalty-magazine.com/books-film/the-perfect-murder-2.html

Willson, Robert. “A Royal Scandal.” Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/a-royal-scandal-20130829-2stky.html

Yusof, Mohd Yaakob. “Marguerite Fahmy Case File.” Murderpedia. http://murderpedia.org/female.F/f/fahmy-marguerite.htm

wikipedia

crimerack.com

 

Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

November 1, 2019

This week, it's listener suggestion time! We're off to the Bootlegger's Convention with a look at the kingpins who ruled Denver during the waning days of Prohibition--and yes, there are horrible Italian accents galore. We'll look at the power struggles, the turf wars, and criminal drama from the streets to the courtroom. We also have dynamite enthusiasts, a gourmet recipe for schmazzadoule, and the gangster boy band.

Learn about our brand new giveaway! Send us your creepy stranger stories, and you might get a sticker. We shared ours--it's only fair. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

Also, give us that 5-star review you know we deserve! You can also follow us here on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.

We have a shiny new Patreon--come be a private dick! Or a gumshoe, or a flatfoot. If a one-time donation is more your style, you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

And remember, garlic belongs in your food, not in your enemies. Mmm, garlic....

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Sources:

Betty K. Alt & Sandra K. Wells. “Mountain Mafia: Organized Crime in the Rockies.” (book)

Jade Cutler. “10 Fun Facts About Denver’s History.” https://ondenver.com/10-fun-facts-about-denvers-history/

“Gangland warfare during Colorado’s bloody bootleg days.” The Denver Post Archive. http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/2013/01/08/gangland-warfare-colorados-bloody-bootleg-days/5740/

Historical Currency Conversions. https://futureboy.us/fsp/dollar.fsp

World Population Review. http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/denver-population/

Becky Talley. “Our Coloradans Then: Joe Roma, Pint-Sized Giant of the Denver Crime Family.” https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/our-coloradans-then-joe-roma-pint-sized-giant-of-the-denver-crime-family

“Denver crime family.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_crime_family

Sam Carlino. “Colorado's Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire.” Arcadia Publishing. (book)

Dick Kreck. “Denver’s Brother Hoods.” Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2006/11/03/denvers-brother-hoods/

Mafia Wiki. https://mafia.wikia.org/wiki/Mafia_Wiki

Dollar Times. dollartimes.com

genealogy.com

Episode art photo courtesy Denver Post.

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