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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Mark Lane: A Bent for the Macabre Side

Philadelphia Bulletin, February 23, 1979

Lane seems perpetually attracted to mayhem, chaos, the ugly and the profane. He has a unique way of turning someone else's anguish into a Mark Lane profit, either through books, movies or a national spotlight.
I don't know many ugly men, but Mark Lane is one of them. Not for what he looks like, but for what he's become. He seems a fit subject for study. Psychiatrists should dissect his childhood; it might tell us a lot we don't know.
Wherever there is calamity, grotesqueness, perversion and despair, Mark Lane is not far away.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Mark Lane

Meagher tells Labro a story about Mark Lane.

Even a left-wing magazine like The Progressive found Mark Lane hard to take.

Mark Lane's addition to the 1992 edition of Rush to Judgment is eye opening.

Lane tells Dolan about Garrison's amazing evidence.

Lane makes a startling allegation.

A profile from Mother Jones magazine.

Lane and Meagher feuded about a blurb for her book.

A profile from Esquire Magazine.

An article from the Tampa Bay Times.

An Anthony Lewis column on Mark Lane from 1978.

Howard Roffman finds that Mark Lane's scholarship is lacking.

A profile of Mark Lane in Newsweek.

For $25,000 Mark Lane offers to introduce Jim Garrison to a witness that would tie Jack Ruby with Clay Shaw.

This post has a good case study of how Mark Lane exploited a redaction in a document.


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