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- Joined: 23 Feb 2007, 23:25
Back in the day I had heard it was 5,000. Then the owner of a theater in S.F. offered 00,000 for Z's capture, (I think that was in the late 70's). I asked the question about what the amount is on Zodiac's head now , and was told there isn't any. Believe me who ever catches him will make plenty with a book, movie, etc.
- Joined: 23 Feb 2007, 14:30
Great input regarding the bounty, everyone - especially interesting was the coded message on the Lass reward poster, which could very well be a secret message to Zodiac ala the one that was posted in the San Fransisco Examiner by American Cryptographers Asscoiation president Dr. C.B. Marsch. It's a shame if what Sandy has been told about the reward on Zodiac's head is true - Tom would definitely deserve it if his efforts unmask the killer.
It wouldn't surprise me if this were the case, given that Pynchon and Zodiac both drew from the fields of chemistry, film, history, literature, mathematics, music, religion and psychology in their writings, and frequently blurred the conventional boundaries between high and low culture. Should everything proceed smoothly in Eureka, we may be able to find out yet...I've always wondered if Z is/was a Pynchon fan.
I'm all over it. Thanks for the heads-up.Amazon.com has them new starting at 0.50.
- Joined: 23 Feb 2007, 07:31
The reward poster for Donna Lass, that Tahoe27 linked, can't be from the '70's because the Area Code for the phone number did not come into being until 1997.http://www.areacode-info.com/Click on History, then the year 1997Scroll down to 11/01/97Maybe this reward poster is from the time of Harvey Hines investigation.
- Joined: 25 Feb 2007, 01:10
Amazing how uncritically we accept things. I did phototypesetting for almost 20 years from the mid-70s to around 1998, and only just now noticed the superscripted ordinals on "6th" in the poster. A typesetter would have had to go out of his way to produce such characters in the early 1970s; something that's not likely in this down-and-dirty production (and not all systems were capable of the "reverse leading" feature required for doing it. If I'm not mistaken, though, MS Word '97 would have done it automatically. My current version of Word puts it in almost exactly the same position as it is in the poster.The reward poster for Donna Lass, that Tahoe27 linked, can't be from the '70's because the Area Code for the phone number did not come into being until 1997.http://www.areacode-info.com/Click on History, then the year 1997Scroll down to 11/01/97Maybe this reward poster is from the time of Harvey Hines investigation.