|The Naked City
|Dec 6 2015
Chaos and carnage from coast to coast.
Fotocrime is another offering from Digest Publications, Inc., the NYC outfit that gave the world Exclusive, He, and other newsstand treats. The above magazine appeared this month in 1954, was the premiere issue, and is exactly what its title says—a compendium of crime photography and the stories behind them, spiced with a bit of celebrity content. Because it's digest sized the text scans at a readable size, so we don't have to explain much. You can have a look and see what it's all about yourself. Of special note are the crime movie reviews, the anti-handgun article, and the True Detective-style feature entitled “Fotoclue” that challenges readers to solve a hypothetical murder. Forty scans below.
New York CityDigest PublicationsFotocrimeThe Long WaitWitness To MurderEugene WiedmanJean LagetLucky LucianoRoy SchinagleJack WebbBen AlexanderMark StevensRalph BellamyGloria McGheeLeonard Bishoptrue crime magazinemurder