Fit as a fiddle and ready to hang: depression-era crooner was the ‘singing slayer’

Louis Kenneth Neu, singing “I’m fit as a fiddle and ready to hang” in his prison cell. Courtesy the Feb. 2, 1935 Owensboro Messenger
Paterson Evening Journal, Sept. 11, 1933
Smile for the camera
Neu and his wife Cecilia performing after arrested for stealing a car, 1933. Courtesy Findagrave.com
Associated Press clipping card

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