Walker, a man who was not only real, but had died over 30 years ago. J.D. was a hustler who ran numbers during World War II as well as a black-market meat plant where he was murdered by Theotis Bliss after witnessing the murder of his own sister, Betty Jo, at his hands because of her derisive chiding of him and threatening to expose the secret she held about her baby daughter.
Only in the final pages is it found out that a case of switched identities is at the bottom of the riddle. The Lady in the Morgue is remembered for its frank treatment of drug addiction among artists, for its frequent references to contemporary jazz and swing music, and for its bizarre setting (morgues, cemeteries).
The Gang’s All Here was the first color film entirely directed by Berkeley (he had earlier directed dance numbers for the 1930 two-color Technicolor film Whoopee! ), and the extravagant production numbers were well received.
The film received moderate critical praise for its performances and writing, as well as its inventive special effects. Domergue’s tenure in horror pictures in the mid-1950s earned her a reputation as an early scream queen.
Hevener is from Lancaster County where his studio was named an official tourist attraction of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In May of 2015, Hevener had 29 Arabian horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats seized and he has twice been arrested for ill treatment of animals.
In 2007, Tezuka Productions began a multi-year project to digitize and color all of his published manga series, comprising over 150,000 pages. Tezuka’s former personal assistants reproduced the color charts that they originally used for all-color pieces while Tezuka was still producing series, in order to ensure that the new coloring process remained faithful to the colors used in Tezuka’s time.