Civic Portraiture #33


Nelson Algren

6 comments:

Swanksalot said...

I'm curious (and a cursory web search reveals no answers) why was Nelson Algren arrested in 1967?

swac said...

Studs Terkel just says "he was arrested a couple of times."

(Although later he says "he couldn't get arrested.")

Tommy O'C said...

Algren and two other men were arrested for narcotics possession. Police searched the car they were in and found a small quantity of marijuana. A Chicago judge ruled the search "unreasonable" and dismissed the charges.

swac said...

Thanks, TO'C.

You can read more about it in Algren's The Last Carousel.

Rab Hines said...

The Bob Mitchum of writing.

Test Chimp 48 said...

Love Algren's work..but jeez in this picture he looks like the killer in the "Saw" franchise!!