Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Shudde M'ell Confidential: Motorcycle Cops

I imagine you would have to have been one tough hombre to be a motorcycle cop in the 30s. As I progress through my planning for the Shudde M'ell Confidential campaign, I look forward to researching the early history of the LAPD. I'm guessing that early police officers didn't put up with much.

     I'd also like to learn a bit more about the female police officer mentioned in the article. Who was she and what was her career like?

     Finally, I am experimenting with a Pinterest board to store all of the photos, videos and maps I am presenting in my new rag. I think that the board combined with a tablet could be a handy tool at the gaming table. Check it out if you are so inclined.


  1. "I'm guessing that early police officers didn't put up with much."

    That's correct. Secrets of Los Angeles might be worth checking out. I remember it's got some good info on the LAPD (among many other things). If I recall correctly, up until about the mid-20s the LAPD was little more than an organized goon squad--and by LAPD standards, you know that's really saying something! I believe the 30s were a time when the department was trying to rehabilitate its image and purge corruption, to varying degrees of success.

    1. I have found the Images of America series to be very inspiring as I work on this campaign. They have one on the LAPD I think I will check out. :)

      Currently, I just started reading Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz in order to get a better handle on the social situation of the 20s and 30s as it pertains to male-female relations.