Charles Williams' suicide (was RARA-AVIS: Re: On Noir)

From: George Tuttle (
Date: 07 Oct 2005

I don't have an answer. But, if I had the time to do the research, I would start by going through Los Angeles Times Newspaper Index (a common resource at university libraries, not at my library, though) and hope to an article about the incident.

I did find Charles Williams online in the Social Security Death Index: Name: Charles Williams SSN: 450-24-8427 Last Residence: 91405 Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Born: 13 Aug 1909 Died: Apr 1975 State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

The last residence may not be a true residence, but instead a mail drop.

Sorry I'm not much help

George the Librarian

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@w... wrote:
> miker wrote:
> "I get the impression that curiousity about the details of his death is
> considered morbid, distasteful, and childish."
> And that's a bad thing? At least two, maybe all three, of those things
> are what I look for in a good noir. Lots of noir characters are at
> least arrested adolescents, if not downright childish in their inability
> to delay gratification, which often leads to morbid and distasteful
> results. Hell, their gratification is often found in morbid,
> distateful, and childish things.
> "I'd like to know, too."
> I think a lot of us would.
> Mark

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