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  • #31
    Originally posted by Phil Carter View Post

    Whoever wrote SJ had, to my mind, a clear idea of what type of background the murderer came from. And reading into the press articles pre the double event, the Star is a prolifigator of the "slaughterman/Leather Apron" theory.
    Hi Phil

    What is the "slaughterman/leather apron" theory ?

    Thanks

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Mr. Lucky View Post
      Hi Phil

      What is the "slaughterman/leather apron" theory ?

      Thanks
      Hello Lucky,

      Thanks for the response.

      Looking back at the Star's involvement in the description of the murders, they are the prime example, to my mind, in the media, of promoting and whipping up tension, through doing so, of the Leather Apron theory.

      Phil
      from 1905...to 19.05..it was written in the stars

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Phil Carter View Post
        Looking back at the Star's involvement in the description of the murders, they are the prime example, to my mind, in the media, of promoting and whipping up tension, through doing so, of the Leather Apron theory.
        Hi Phil

        I think the tension was already there, there were crowds gathered in Bucks row by Friday morning, and at the mortuary by that afternoon the police were needed to keep order, this was all before the press had printed a word about Leather Apron.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Mr. Lucky View Post
          Hi Phil

          I think the tension was already there, there were crowds gathered in Bucks row by Friday morning, and at the mortuary by that afternoon the police were needed to keep order, this was all before the press had printed a word about Leather Apron.
          Hello ML,

          Yup, I agree about the tension.. but that very tension was seized upon in abundance by The Star.. and boy did they sail with it. They boasted that the sales went through the roof.. as a direct result of their work.

          Phil
          from 1905...to 19.05..it was written in the stars

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Phil Carter View Post
            Hello ML,

            Yup, I agree about the tension.. but that very tension was seized upon in abundance by The Star.. and boy did they sail with it. They boasted that the sales went through the roof.. as a direct result of their work.

            Phil
            Hi Phil,

            Was the Star the only paper that increased sales, if not, then this may be more to do with the news itself rather than the Star newspaper?

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            • #36
              Hello ML,

              I am not sure of the exact figures for each newspaper.. if others "promoted" their figures or nay. Perhaps someone could be of assistance?


              Phil
              from 1905...to 19.05..it was written in the stars

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              • #37
                yup

                Hello Phil.

                "Looking back at the Star's involvement in the description of the murders, they are the prime example, to my mind, in the media, of promoting and whipping up tension, through doing so, of the Leather Apron theory."

                Precisely!

                Cheers.
                LC

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                • #38
                  sales

                  Hello Lucky, Phil.

                  Yes, indeed. It was a bonanza.

                  Cook has the figures if you have his book?

                  Cheers.
                  LC

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
                    Yes, indeed. It was a bonanza.
                    Hi Lynn,

                    Just for the Star, then, no other newspaper increased sales? Only a comparison to other newspapers with rotary presses would be fair, here.

                    Thanks

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                    • #40
                      Whatever figures Cook has, he probably got them from L. Perry Curtis' book, 'Jack the Ripper and the London Press.' And yes, the Star's sales exploded. But so did that of every cheap paper that catered to the East End.

                      Yours truly,

                      Tom Wescott

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                      • #41
                        numbers

                        Hello Lucky. Thanks.

                        Yes, indeed. Average for "The Star" went from 143,000 per day before; 232,000 per day after Annie. When Piser was pinched, it was up to 261,100. but when he was released, it fell back to 190,033.

                        Interesting to see how much the others profited.

                        Cheers.
                        LC

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                        • #42
                          sales

                          Hello Tom. Thanks.

                          "the Star's sales exploded. But so did that of every cheap paper that catered to the East End."

                          That is my understanding as well.

                          Cheers.
                          LC

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
                            "the Star's sales exploded. But so did that of every cheap paper that catered to the East End."

                            That is my understanding as well.
                            Hi Lynn

                            So, would you agree, that it's not just the Star's style of reporting that has increased it sales, it's the news itself that's responsible for the increase?

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                            • #44
                              Best Parke by the Dam.

                              Hello Lucky. Thanks.

                              "it's not just the Star's style of reporting"

                              Agreed. ALL profited from the stories.

                              But, of course, the Parkes, Dams and Bests didn't hurt sales with their styles and approach.

                              Cheers.
                              LC

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
                                Hello Lucky. Thanks.

                                "it's not just the Star's style of reporting"

                                Agreed. ALL profited from the stories.

                                But, of course, the Parkes, Dams and Bests didn't hurt sales with their styles and approach.

                                Cheers.
                                LC
                                Hello Lynn, ML,

                                Thanks. Which is where the "promotion" thought comes in...pushing it along, so to speak.

                                I believe those actual words were used in the Michael Caine TV saga.. "Somethings pushing this along".


                                Phil
                                from 1905...to 19.05..it was written in the stars

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