Episode 30: The Black Dahlia

Murder Coaster by Christa Carmen and Matthew Brockmeyer

Episode notes

The Black Dahlia. Just the name itself evokes mystery and intrigue, conjuring images of a raven-haired and gothic beauty tragically slain at the zenith of her youth, of a gritty 1940s Los Angeles straight from a hard-boiled True Detective magazine, revealing the dark underbelly of old-school Hollywood.

Indeed, the Black Dahlia murder is one of the most enduring murder mysteries in the history of true crime, and one of the most gruesome as well. The savage killing of beautiful and enigmatic Elizabeth Short in 1947 sent shockwaves through Los Angeles and beyond, leaving a trail of unanswered questions and unsettling theories in its wake.

Today we take a deep dive into this infamous murder mystery. We detail the life of Elizabeth Short, her childhood and formative years, her move to Hollywood and her short life there. Then we ex ... 

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Keywords
black dahliaelizabeth shorthollywoodsteve hodelgeorge hodelsurrealismlos angeles