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Marilyn Church Courtroom Drawings, 1975-2004

Creator:
Church, Marilyn
Subject:
Berkowitz, David Richard 1953-
Carter, Rubin 1937-
Chapman, Mark David
Combs, Sean John
Galella, Ron
Gotti, John
Gross, Gary
Hinckley, John, Jr
Kennedy, Caroline 1957-
King, Kevin
Milken, Michael
Mitchell, John N. (John Newton) 1913-1988
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994
Quinlan, Karen Ann
Shakur, Tupac 1971-1996
Shields, Brooke
Stans, Maurice H 1908-1998
Stewart, Martha
Vicious, Sid
Westmoreland, William C (William Childs) 1914-2005
Whitehead, Mary Beth
Williams, Harrison A
WorldCom (Firm)
Black Liberation Army
FALN
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. : 3 oversize folders : 38 items
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Courtroom illustrations
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Date:
1975
1975-2004
1980
1990
2000-2010
20th century
Notes:
New York-based courtroom artist. Marilyn Church studied fine art at the Pratt Institute and did graduate work at Indiana University. She worked as a fashion illustrator for several years until, in 1974, she did her first courtroom sketch for a trial in Queens, NY. Six months later, the New York Times hired her; she spent the next thirty years doing courtroom work for both the Times and television. She covered all of the major trials in the New York area, and a few in Washington, from the 1970s-1990s. Her recently published book, The Art of Justice: An Eyewitness View of Thirty Infamous Trials (Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2006) includes examples of her work.
Summary:
Thirty-eight courtroom drawings by artist Marilyn Church. The drawings depict scenes from some of the most famous and notorious cases in the city of New York: Tupac Shakur's 1994 trial for sexual abuse; Sean John Combs's 2001 trial for assault and weapons violations; Sid Vicious's (John Simon Ritchie) pre-trial hearing for murder in 1978; Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's 1976 re-trial for murder; John Hinckley, Jr.'s 1982 trial for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan; Mark David Chapman's 1981 trial for the murder of John Lennon; Kevin King's 1982 trial for harassing Caroline Kennedy; photographer Ron Galella's trial for stalking Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Brooke Shields's 1981 case against photographer Gary Gross; David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz's 1978 murder trial; the 1990 trial of five youths charged with assaulting a jogger in Central Park; Bernhard Goetz's 1987 trial for attempted murder and assault; Michael Milken's 1990 trial for securities violations; the 2002 trial of executives of WorldCom; Martha Stewart's 2004 trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges; John Gotti's 1992 trial for racketeering, murder and numerous other charges; Joseph Quinlan's petition to the court to discontinue keeping his daughter, Karen Ann Quinlan, alive by means of a respirator; the 1978 negligence lawsuit of a Florida couple named Del Zio against Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center over one of the first attempts at conceiving a "test tube baby"; the 1987 custody dispute regarding "Baby M", who was born to a surrogate mother, Mary Beth Whitehead; the 1974 trial of John Mitchell and Maurice Stans for their roles in the Watergate conspiracy; New Jersey Senator Harrison A. Williams's 1981 trial for conspiracy and bribery following the FBI's "Abscam" sting operation; General William Westmoreland's 1982 lawsuit against CBS; the FALN's (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional) 1997 hearing on charges of terrorism; the 1983-1984 trial of several members of the Black Liberation Army for robbery of a Brinks armored car (a series of trials that came to be referred to as the "Brinks trials"); the 1993 trial of four defendants in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the "Landmarks Terror Trial", in which ten Arab immigrants were tried for a plot to blow up a wide range of New York City landmarks.
Cite as:
Marilyn Church Courtroom Drawings, 1975-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Abscam Bribery Scandal
Central Park Jogger Rape Trial
Courtroom art
Courtroom artists
Courts
Fertilization in vitro
Race relations
Racketeering
Surrogate mothers
Terrorism
Trials
Trials (Assassination)
Trials (Assault and battery)
Trials (Attempted murder)
Trials (Bribery)
Trials (Conspiracy)
Trials (Custody of children)
Trials (Euthanasia)
Trials (Malpractice)
Trials (Murder)
Trials (Sex crimes)
Undercover operations
World Trade Center Bombing, New York (N.Y.), 1993
Local number:
2008.3067 (NMAH Acc.)
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