"Fiction and fancy have always pictured the brunette as the usual type of villain, both on and off the stage. [Surgeon United States Army] Major Woodruff now shows, and he exhibits figures backing up what he says, that the blondes, in this section of the country at least, are just as bad, if not worse, from a criminal standpoint, as are the brunette types."
-- New York Times article circa September 13, 1908, Headline: The Dominant Criminal in America is Blonde
Well, there you have it.
(Thanks to the Google's search records for "blonde for summer" and the New York Times online archive for making this blog entry possible.)