Dunne, Dominick (1925 – 2009)
“American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways in which high society interacts with the judicial system. He was a movie producer in Hollywood and was also known for his frequent appearances on television.
SP – 7″”x5″” black and white glossy publicity still, signed in the upper left hand write mount. Because of little border, image will have to be mounted to a larger art board (with Mylar hinges) before matting and framing.
Dunne was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair Magazine. In November 1982, his daughter, Dominique Dunne, best known for her part in the film Poltergeist, was murdered. Dominick Dunne attended the trial of John Thomas Sweeney, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. According to Dunne’s account in Justice, Sweeney was sentenced to six-and-a-half years, but served only two and a half after his conviction. Dominick Dunne wrote the article “”Justice: A Father’s Account of the Trial of his Daughter’s Killer”” for Vanity Fair. Ironically, the tragic death of his daughter pretty much his literary career.”