No, no…literally

The Houston Chronicle for October 12, 1932 had this front-page, five-column top headline:


Movie Director Kills Himself After
Texas Woman Spurns His Love


The second subhead for the article:


Beautiful Former Actress
Tells Police That Film Ex-
ecutive Nailed Her in His
Room.


That’s Hollywood! But it’s not the sort of pungent revelation you expect to see in a 1932 headline from the Chronicle.

Then, a few paragraphs into the story, we find:


Mrs. Smith told of going to Davidson’s apartment.

“When I got inside he nailed the door shut. […]”


Oh. That kind of nailed.

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