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Oral History: A Hidden Past

Date: August 21 2014
Time Period: 1955
Medium: Digital Audio
Run Time: 0h 3m 55s
Summary: When he was about 14 years old, George Lawler's adoptive father revealed the truth about his biological father, Thomas “Duke” Connelly. Thomas Connelly was a bank robber portrayed in Andy Warhol’s 13 Most Wanted Men. Lawler also recalls the moment in which his mother abandoned him in a church. After that incident, the rest of his memories are a blur. He had always thought that memory was a dream until he learned that he was adopted.
Subject: Adoption [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85000978],Bank robberies [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85011589],Early memories [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh90000990]

Related Entities

Lawler, George (interviewee)
Banks, Abigail (interviewer)

Related Collection

Queens Museum Oral History Project Records at the Archives at Queens Library (is part of)

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