Lewis Baltz. Les morts de Newport Beach. The deaths in Newport [signed]

“Beulah Louise Overell and George Gollum engaged in a illicit perverted, sadistic passion, amounthing almost the frenzy… To gratify that passion this couple killed her father and mother.” With these words special prosecutor William Byrne opened the longest criminal trial in American history, a trial which would conclude six months later, after one million words of testimony and whose sordid revelation of lust, betrayal, and corruption held in the American public breathless through the long hot summer of the 1947, transforming – and often shattering – the lives of those touched by it. Four decades later its aftershocks still rock the Golden State. It is a story whose byzantine convolution are worthy of a Chandler, Cain or Ellroy, but it is a story of Lewis Baltz, an internationally known artist drawn back to the town of his birth, to discover its terrible secret and to reunite with his father posthumoustly at his defining moment: as a principal witness in California’s most sordid murder trial.

pp. 84; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Editions de l’aquarium agnostique, 1994.

ISBN: 9782910154004 | 2910154009

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“Beulah Louise Overell and George Gollum engaged in a illicit perverted, sadistic passion, amounthing almost the frenzy… To gratify that passion this couple killed her father and mother.” With these words special prosecutor William Byrne opened the longest criminal trial in American history, a trial which would conclude six months later, after one million words of testimony and whose sordid revelation of lust, betrayal, and corruption held in the American public breathless through the long hot summer of the 1947, transforming – and often shattering – the lives of those touched by it. Four decades later its aftershocks still rock the Golden State. It is a story whose byzantine convolution are worthy of a Chandler, Cain or Ellroy, but it is a story of Lewis Baltz, an internationally known artist drawn back to the town of his birth, to discover its terrible secret and to reunite with his father posthumoustly at his defining moment: as a principal witness in California’s most sordid murder trial.

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