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June 23, 2009



Super writing--I hate to say it (and lose the free entertainment) but this is really a book, you know? I'd buy it!


Thanks, Lance -- I'd buy it, too!


That's a sad story. Also I'd suggest that you got the publishers to give you a free copy of the book when you write it, hey you could put it in the contract, save you a bit money. I'd also buy it, good work mister.


So that's how it's done!


Great stuff, as always.
Please keep it coming.


Sure thing, JN. There should be another tear jerker up in a few days...


This continues to be an outstanding read. Fascinating information very well presented. Many thanks for all the hard work.


Thanks again, Rob. I'm very glad you're still enjoying it!


this is wild. just watched DOA, and was taken by the femme fatale.

thought i'd check her out on-line and here i find a hard story about a hard life.

like the guy said, you should write a book. there's got to be a books-worth of almost-has-beens for you to lament. you have the right style for it, too.


Thanks, Riley! I'm always glad when someone stumbles across a biography on this site and finds out much more than they ever expected to know about the person they were interested in, so it's extremely gratifying to read that that's exactly how it was for you. (And you're right about the amount of people there are to write about - there must be hundreds of these little stories out there in old newspapers, just waiting to be found.)

Untouched Takeaway

The unfortunate Miss Baggett is this week's "Movieland Mystery Photo" on the LA Times "The Daily Mirror" blog



Charles D. (Charlie) Butts

I am deeply saddened by the many not-too-complimentary articles about Lynne Baggett's tragic, tragic life in Hollywood and her untimely death. I had numerous dates wirth Lynne in high school back in Wichita Falls in the 1930's before I went away to college and the Air Force in WWII. Lynn was a most beautiful and sweet natured girl and my dates with her are among my fondest memories. Her mother was very nice to me and herself a lovely lady. Lynn always aspired to the movies and Hollywood and Pearl Louise Albritton )known in the movies as Louise Albritton) was the star of our high school plays. Lynn admired her as did many of us. While still i n high school Lynn was picked by, I believe, Chesterfield cigarettes to distribute their product in downtown Wichita Falls where she wore what I thought was an unbecoming unifiorm but that was her first "show biz" job. I was briefly stationed in Los Angeles before going overseas in 1942 and thought many times of Lynn, even calling her for a date but I got shipped out and it didn't come to pass. When I was in Montana in the 50's I learned of her plight and tried to contact her with my condolences and support but unfortunately I learned later of her tragic death. I do wish there was more positive comment about this beautiful yet tragic lady. My high school sweetheeart and friend Lynne Baggett is but another of those starry eyeds who got caught up in the gristmill of the glamour city, with stars in their eyes .... how much more fulfilling would her life have been had she not caught that golden ring.
Most sincerely, Carlosamigo

diarmid mogg

Thanks for writing, Charles.

You're right - In retrospect, I feel I shouldn't have been as critical of her as I was. I could have been nicer, and I'm sorry for causing you any sadness. I really appreciate what you wrote about her, and I'm sure she would, too.

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