DIED FOR YOU
The 77th anniversary
gathering at the John Dillinger death site
SHOOTING of JOHN DILLINGER
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE
The "John Dillinger
Died For You Society" invites you to Lincoln Station, 2432 North Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, on Friday, July 22, 2011, from 8:00 to 10:30 pm, for a
Meet fellow gangster buffs, authors & authorities, indulge in bar specials, and enter to win a special prize for the "Hottest Lady in Red". Shortly after 10 PM there will be a bagpipe procession led by Mike Dietz (of the Celtic rock group Stirling), retracing the last steps of Dillinger to the alley by the Biograph Theater where there will be a ceremony - on the very spot that the outlaw met his grisly fate!
Words will be spoken by Michael Flores on "the place of John Dillinger in pop culture & modern society".
And Richard Crowe, famous Chicago folklorist and ghosthunter, will talk on
"the supernatural legacy & legends of John Dillinger".
Note: This event may be filmed for newsreels! Be prepared to protect your identity by wearing a disguise, if necessary.
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
(Please be kind enough to tip the piper)
CASH BAR and CASH MENU
2432 North LINCOLN AVENUE
JUST NORTH OF FULLERTON,
ACROSS FROM THE BIOGRAPH THEATER
Brought to you by the John Dillinger Died For You Society and Ghosthunter Richard Crowe's Supernatural Tours
John Dillinger was the most notorious bank robber and outlaw of the Depression era. Indiana born, Dillinger had many Chicago connections and after his March 1934 daring escape from the Crown Point, IN, jail, spent much of his remaining life in the Lincoln Park area.
In an attempt to gain political power, the fledgling FBI's J. Edgar Hoover declared Dillinger "Public Enemy #1" - the first time such a designation was used by a Federal bureaucrat.
Dillinger's betrayer was a female Judas named Anna Sage. The landlady of Dillinger's girlfriend, Sage betrayed him on the promise to be allowed to stay in the USA and be freed from a deportation proceeding. Ironically, she would be deported anyway.
On Sunday night, July 22, 1934, Dillinger, with girlfriend Polly Hamilton and Sage, left the Biograph Theatre at 10:30 PM. The trio had just watched the gangster movie MANHATTAN MELODRAMA. The Feds spotted Anna's tell-tale red dress and began wildly shooting on the busy street. Moments later, two innocent women were hit and Dillinger lay sprawled in a pool of blood in an alley next to a chop suey carryout.
Dillinger's name would forever be linked to Chicago.