Annals of Crime #14


Original Caption:

Castaic -- No movie fan is 'Daisy Mae', who swishes her tail willy-nilly in the eyes of handsome actor Robert Mitchum as he begins his chores at the Sheriff's Honor Farm. Mitchum, serving 60 days on a Marijuana charge, was transferred to the Honor Farm after he became a 'Tank Trusty' at the Los Angeles County Jail (1949)

8 comments:

SomeNYGuy said...

Lucky cow!

swac said...

But what is the milk going into?

Oh right, they took his pot away.

Vanwall said...

Wait'll he milks "Mary Jane" in the next stall.

David said...

Mitchum once said he had two styles of acting - with a horse and without a horse.

I guess he also has two types of community service - with a cow and without a cow.

Richard Gibson said...

I had to double take, it looked like Chico Marx upon first glance.

Richard Gibson said...

Stephen - ha! Very good.

crisco duchess said...

Hunter Thompson wrote about this ("Robert Mitchum...was the first white man busted for weed in my time"), and made reference to a photo I've never seen, but have looked for:

"I remember the photos: Mitchum wearing an undershirt & snarling at the cops with the sea rolling up and palm trees blowing."

Does anyone know if the photo actually exist, or was this just Thompson waxing poetic? I'm inclined to believe the latter, but who knows.

homesteader said...

I'm glad they got that dangerous criminal off the street.