John Dillinger Sr., seated (the father of notorious gangster John Dillinger), signs a contract to appear at the Walk-a-thon at Calumet City, Ill., while Frank Gladdin, general manager of the Metropolitan Vaudeville Agency, watches at the Woods Theater building on Aug. 28, 1934. With Dillinger Sr. are, from left, Frances Dillinger, 12, Doris Dillinger, 16 (both step-sisters of John Dillinger Jr.), Mrs. Audrey Hancock, (John Dillinger Jr.'s sister), and her husband Mr. Emmett Hancock. The Dillinger family, along with John Jr.'s girlfriend Evelyn "Billie" Frechette, toured with a theatrical production called "Crime Doesn't Pay" after Dillinger's death.
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