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Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges Sep. 1, 1948. Actor Robert Mitchum and starlet Lila Leeds were reportedly caught smoking marijuana during a police raid at the actress’ Hollywood Hills home. Two others were also arrested.


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Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges Actor Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on charges of marijuana use unleashed six months of intense media coverage of the Hollywood bad boy. The above photo gallery is a sample of the coverage by Los Angeles Times photographers.


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Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges By The films of Robert Mitchum · Updated about 3 years ago "Sept. 1, 1948: Actor Robert Mitchum and starlet Lila Leeds were reportedly caught smoking marijuana during a police raid at the actress’ Hollywood Hills home.


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Hollywood tough guy ROBERT MITCHUM . admitted he "liked it" — going to the BIG HOUSE. Mitchum, a promising young actor with an Oscar nomination behind him, was nabbed in a marijuana sting by LA cops during a raid on a house in Laurel Canyon in 1948.


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Hollywood tough guy ROBERT MITCHUM admitted he “liked it” — going to the BIG HOUSE. Mitchum, a promising young actor with an Oscar nomination behind him, was nabbed in a marijuana sting by LA cops during a raid on a house in Laurel Canyon in 1948.


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In 1948, actor Robert Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for marijuana use. Mitchum, 31, said at the time that the scandal was the “bitter end” of his film career. But the actor, who ended up serving a 60-day sentence, continued to make movies for years, up until his death in 1997.


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I mentioned the story of Robert Mitchum to a marijuana consuming friend recently, and he had no idea who I was talking about. It's a shame, because Mitchum is one of America's first admitted pot ...


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Legendary actor Robert Mitchum was one of the original badass tough guy Hollywood superstars. So badass, he even got busted for possession of marijuana in 1948 which increased his box office draw.


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By 1948, Mitchum had become a recognizable actor, particularly with the bobby-soxer crowd who liked the bad boy image that he was beginning to be identified with. On August 31, 1948 an event would take place that would only add to Mitchum's reputation.


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‘It’s a bust!’: Mitchum and Leeds arrested. September 1948, Mitchum was out house-hunting, getting the tour from part-time friend and real estate agent Robin Ford. Mitchum had seen Lila a couple of times—they’d hit it off as both liked to party, both liked to booze, and both liked to smoke weed.