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Barbara Graham sits listening thoughtfully as her picture is taken.

Photo of Mrs. Barbara Graham, whose talks with the undercover policemen were recorded. Her
lawyers asserted she had been "framed" by police because she wouldn't turn state's evidence.

Doomed to die in the gas chamber, Barbara Graham is interviewed by writer Stuart Palmer,
then special feature writer for the Los Angeles Herald-Express. Barbara begins the story
of her life in this interview.

Barbara Graham sits listening thoughtfully as her picture is taken.

  • Deranged on November 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm said:

    Niale, As far as I know Barbara Graham was the only condemned prisoner (gas chamber) in California to request a blindfold. She’s had a couple of last minute reprieves, as I’m sure you know, and when the time came for the actual execution she was extremely agitated. She said she didn’t want to see the witnesses to her execution and asked for a blindfold — there wasn’t one until one of the female guards realized that she had a sleep mask in her handbag. She gave it to Graham. Other states may have different rules/regulations and or requests. Best — Joan

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  • Barbara Graham sits listening thoughtfully as her picture is taken.

    Barbara Graham talks with her court-appointed attorney, Jack W. Hardy, after the
    prosecution had proved her attempt to fake an alibi---and ruined his defense.

    Attorney Ward Sullivan confers with defendant Jack Santo while co-defendants Emmett
    Perkins and Barbara Graham are having their conversation.