9781560256885-1560256885-The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet

The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet

ISBN-13: 9781560256885
ISBN-10: 1560256885
Edition: Reprint
Author: Webb, Jack
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781560256885
ISBN-10: 1560256885
Edition: Reprint
Author: Webb, Jack
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages

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Acknowledged authors Webb, Jack wrote The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet comprising 348 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1560256885 and 9781560256885. Since then The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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"This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here, I carry a badge. The story you are about to see is true..."
Before Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, or NYPD Blue, there was Dragnet. From 1951 to 1959, Jack Webb starred as Sergeant Joe Friday in the most successful police drama in television history. Webb ("Just the facts, ma'am") was also the creator of Dragnet, and what made the show so revolutionary was its documentary-style format and the fact that each episode was "ripped" from the files of the LAPD.

But 1950s television censors deemed many of the stories in the LAPD's files too violent or sensational for the airwaves. The Badge is Webb's collection of stories that could not be presented on TV: untold, behind-the-scenes accounts of the Black Dahlia murder, the Brenda Allen confessions, Stephen Nash's "thrill murders," and Donald Bashor's "sleeping lady murders," to name just a few. Case by case, The Badge takes readers on a spine chilling police tour through the dark, shadowy world of Los Angeles crime.
"Some books influence a writer. Books rarely shape a writer's curiosity whole. I'm anomalous that way. I got lucky at the get-go. It was one-stop imaginative shopping. I found all my stuff in one book."--James Ellroy on The Badge
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