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Story Behind ‘Changeling’…

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

‘Changeling’ revisits a crime that riveted L.A.

  

 

The Walter Collins case would end up becoming the O.J. Simpson drama of its day.

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By Rachel Abramowitz
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 18, 2008

 

ONE OF the most notorious crimes of Jazz Age Los Angeles began quietly enough with a lost boy.

 

But the Walter Collins case would end up becoming the O.J. Simpson drama of its day, a horrifying crime that inspired a media frenzy and captivated the Southland. What started as the real-life tale of a missing child would eventually take on a much larger significance in the then-burgeoning city. Though the details may have faded into the miasma of time, its commentary on corruption and abuse of authority, on female empowerment and on the ultimate price of justice, continues to echo throughout the canyons of L.A.’s collective memory.

 

In the middle of it all was Christine Collins, Walter’s mother, a victim turned unlikely heroine.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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