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The Taxi Dancer’s Death Ride

A Broadway Moth, Her Overweight Date, And The Half-Pint Gangster

Episode 412 is an action-packed adventure that begins with the body of a pretty girl on a dark lonely road and includes a policeman killed in the line of duty, more than a thousand shots fired in a showdown with the villains, a couple of attempted jailbreaks, and a double-dose of lethal justice. Add in a broken-hearted mother and a moll who turns the tables, then see where it goes. The newspapers at the time compared this to a similar murder that had just taken place, the story of Vivian Gordon’s last ride. It was the subject of True Crime Historian Episode 228 and you can listen to it for free at

Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily News and other newspapers of the era.

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