68 Years Ago Today… “He frequently spent slumming interludes on the Bowery…”

PM, May 29, 1946
“Patterson of ‘News’ Dies of Liver Ailment”

“The tabloid Daily News was a good customer. Anything went with them, the bloodier and sexier the better. Their millions of readers had to have their daily blood bath and sex potion to go with their breakfast. Colonel Patterson ran the place like an armed camp. The uniformed guards, both inside and outside the place carried guns and tear gas bombs (they still do)…”
Weegee By Weegee, p. 40

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