This thing was written by Alan Moore. You can tell that he simply lifted elements from Donati's book in places, although the odd business of blaming Batman for the crime which didn't exsist ( an opinion not everyone would share ) can't be found in any previous account. Although I have written a little on my blog about Roland West's films being linked to the development of Batman before.
Usually I try to write about authors in a more or less impartial way, but as I consider Alan Moore to be one of the more offensive ones, I'll make mention of that.
Scans reblogged from https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/6892942.html .
*Prior to playing Luthor, Lyle Talbot played Commissioner Gordon in BATMAN AND ROBIN ( the second Batman serial ).
Although this is another Batman connection, Moore didn't mention it here, presumably because it didn't seem to fit in with what he was trying to do. Incidentally, Bob Kane listed Jean Harlow as one of the inspirations for Catwoman, but there's no mention of that. And Lois Lane was named for Lola Lane, who married Roland West years after he had been involved with Thelma Todd. They don't seem to have that in this story, either.
Page 92 of Donati's book: