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Pennsylvania police department to toss records, keep Tommy gun

SHARON, Ohio, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania police chief said housekeeping efforts to clear storage space will not affect a Thompson submachine gun reputedly bought to fight John Dillinger.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 22, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 22, 2013.
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Capone: 'I value my life too much' to rat

Capone: 'I value my life too much' to rat

AMHERST, N.H., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Prohibition-era American gangster Al Capone once said in a signed deposition he valued his life too much to tell police if he knew who tried to kill his mentor.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 22, 2012.
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Dillinger 'death mask' sells for $3,000

Dillinger 'death mask' sells for $3,000

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Chicago businessman was the $3,000 high bidder for a mold of John Dillinger's face made after the notorious gangster's death.

Dillinger 'death mask' up for auction

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago auctioneer said items at an upcoming sale include a cast of outlaw John Dillinger's face made after his death.

Dillinger, Capone memorabilia in auction

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- A Chicago auctioneer said it is selling off John Dillinger and Al Capone memorabilia that once belonged to a famous local collector.
Dilliger gun brings twice expected price

Dilliger gun brings twice expected price

DALLAS, July 26 (UPI) -- A pistol once owned by John Dillinger was sold at public auction in Dallas for more than double the pre-auction estimate, the auction gallery director said.
Dillinger's family backing youth fund

Dillinger's family backing youth fund

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- The great-nephew of the late U.S. bank robber John Dillinger says he donated $7,007.71 to help found the John Dillinger Troubled Youth Fund.
Dillinger's pistol is to be auctioned

Dillinger's pistol is to be auctioned

DALLAS, July 5 (UPI) -- Notorious U.S. bank robber and killer John Dillinger's Derringer will be auctioned in Dallas, auction gallery officials said.

Depp avoids watching own performances

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Johnny Depp says he finds watching himself in movies such as his newest film, "Public Enemies," difficult.

Dillinger-damaged theater to be auctioned

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 3 (UPI) -- A South Bend, Ind., theater that retains bullet holes from a 1934 bank robbery by John Dillinger is due to be auctioned online, the auctioneers said.

Johnny Depp no stranger to Tommy Guns

CHICAGO, June 27 (UPI) -- Johhny Depp says his latest role as bank robber John Dillinger wasn't totally unfamiliar since he had first used a Tommy Gun when he was a kid in Kentucky.
Film inspires live Dillinger performance

Film inspires live Dillinger performance

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26 (UPI) -- The trial of bank robber John Dillinger's girlfriend is to be re-enacted in St. Paul, Minn., in honor of the new film "Public Enemies," organizers said.
Stars line up for 'Enemies' premiere

Stars line up for 'Enemies' premiere

CHICAGO, Calif., June 19 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard turned out for the Chicago premiere of "Public Enemies," a film about infamous bank robber John Dillinger.
Dillinger death gun headed for auction

Dillinger death gun headed for auction

CHICAGO, June 18 (UPI) -- One of the guns used to fatally shoot John Dillinger is heading to auction, a Chicago auctioneer said.
Hat expert: 'Enemies' fedoras authentic

Hat expert: 'Enemies' fedoras authentic

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- The owner of Chicago's Optimo Hats says the fedoras and caps he made for Johnny Depp's period film "Public Enemies" are historically accurate and spectacular.

John Dillinger Museum officially reopens

HAMMOND, Ind., March 29 (UPI) -- The John Dillinger Museum in Hammond, Ind., is once again open for business following legal action brought by the notorious bank robber's great-nephew.

Depp makes good impression on Ind. set

CROWN POINT, Ind., March 29 (UPI) -- Actor Johnny Depp has been described as a "really nice" celebrity following his recent visit to Crown Point, Ind., to film an upcoming movie.

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Man gets surgery to remove fingerprints

LAWRENCE, Mass., March 4 (UPI) -- A man in Massachusetts had his fingertips removed in an alleged attempt to prevent police from identifying him through fingerprints.

Bale, Depp may be 'Public Enemies'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British actor Christian Bale is in talks to play Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who tracked notorious bank robber John Dillinger in the early 1930s.

Depp to play gangster in new Mann pic

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is set to star in "Public Enemies," Michael Mann's 1930s-set gangster picture.
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