BLONDE BOMB SHELL Unknown, Blonde Feb 3 1963
Minneapolis mugshots from the late 1960s and early ’70s. Some of the arrestees in the photos, culled from Vintage Everyday and These Americans, were surprisingly stylin’ given their
incarceration. Some of their crimes are unknown.
“This new law is one of the tools I need to accomplish my job,”
said James O’Meara, supervisor of the Minneapolis police morals squad. “Having it to back us up can make the difference as
the whether or not we have an influx of prostitutes and panderers every year, who bring with them narcotics, assaults, forgeries
and robberies. Prostitution breeds felonies.”
— The Minneapolis Star, October 20, 1967