From news reals to feature films, art imitates life which imitates art, which gets blamed for the corruption of our youth.
And they say Flattery will get you nowhere.
Three boys drew the fire of three patrolmen as they tried to slip into Loew;s Valencia Theater in Jamaica, Queens. One boy was shot through the right side of the chest.
This crime of passion and stupidity paved the way for a generation of detective novels, film noir and insurance claims. As the biggest case in Henry Flattery’s 12 years on the force, the “dumbell murder ” had dividends that paid in spades.