The Black Legion Movement/ Black Legion Movie 1937

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The Black Legion Movement/ Black Legion Movie 1937

B217h
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B217h
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12 Jan 2018, 06:40 #1

Started watching the show Damnation on USA and noticed a group of people dressed extremely close to Zodiac's appearance at Lake Berryessa. It was a political movement called The Black Legion in the Midwest, an offshoot of the KKK and there was even a Crime/Noir movie about them that came out in 1937. Is this possibly the inspiration for his Lake Berryessa outfit?
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Wolfman
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12 Jan 2018, 23:43 #2

That is not far off. Any other connections pop out to you?
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bruce3
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16 Jan 2018, 22:14 #3

This is an EXCELLENT find!!! Congrats!!! Good work.
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bruce3
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16 Jan 2018, 22:22 #4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Leg ... _movement)
They didn't kill just blacks. One wonders how many now unsolved murders they did commit since their reasons for doing so were so expansive?
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bruce3
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16 Jan 2018, 22:30 #5

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geheim ... edoptin%3D


Monniker seems to be a 'cross' of sorts.
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bruce3
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16 Jan 2018, 22:46 #6

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Tahoe27
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16 Jan 2018, 23:28 #7

When I began looking more into detective magazines, I found this.  There are so many magazines that reflect his behaviors...and those like him.  

October 1936

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple". Dr. Suess   
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bruce3
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17 Jan 2018, 02:35 #8

That's a good find too!!! As we know young Z may have read detective magazines.
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Tahoe27
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17 Jan 2018, 06:54 #9

You know...I looked at a lot of those old photos and it was one of those things where I thought, "yah, it's kind of similar, but not quite"....but seeing those stills from that TV show...wow, that is sure more like what I would expect the LB hood to be like.  I wonder if they might have actually gotten some of their inspiration from the Zodiac case!
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple". Dr. Suess   
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17 Jan 2018, 18:41 #10

The long john silver's happy meal hats look ridiculous in that getup.  The zodiac LB looking hoods are creepy. 
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