Part 4 of 4, Memory of Murder

Reviewing Bart’s death sentence posthumously

San Francisco Chronicle 1954 clip: Bart in white trousers, Camille Malmgren to Bart’s left. Kokomo Joe Banks in back. Woman on Bart’s right is unidentified.

After our Mt. Tam trip, I reviewed the clippings on Bart’s case, watching his fate unfold in old newsprint. On September 21, 1954, the Chronicle reported, “A neighbor’s houseboy was given the $150,000 Sea Downs resort at Stinson Beach in a will written by Camille Malmgren Banks 16 days before she was murdered by the estranged husband…

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Camille Cusumano

Camille Cusumano

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.