The Last Performance Of “The Great Impostor”

A Texas prison inmate thumbing through a dog-eared copy of the Jan. 13, 1952 issue of Life let out a whoop when he suddenly spotted a familiar face.

A guard appeared and asked, “What’s all the ruckus?” The smiling convict proudly presented his prize, an article entitled “The Master Impostor.” Beneath the bold headline was a photograph of a heavy-set man in his thirties.

The guard squinted throughthe bars at the picture and exclaimedin astonishment, “Whythat’s Captain Jones! What’s hedoing in that magazine?”


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