Black Dahlia: ‘Not Elizabeth Short’ For Sale on EBay

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

An EBay vendor has listed this hand-colored picture with bids starting at $99.99, stating that….

Well, read it in their own words:

AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS OF RESEARCH AND COMPARING OTHER ELIZABETH SHORTS PHOTOS AND SENDING THE PHOTO TO A FEW DETECTIVES AND ALL MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS, ALL SAY IT IS HER. THERE IS NO MAYBE’S, UNLESS SHE HAD A TWIN THIS IS HER. SO I AM SELLING THIS PHOTO AS A PHOTO OF ELIZABETH SHORT (THE FAMOUS BLACK DAHLIA).  THIS WAS A ESTATE SALE FIND THAT WAS FROM A WWII SOLDIER THAT WAS NEVER MARRIED. FROM RESEARCH SHE DATED SOLDIERS SO POSSIBLY IT COULD OF BEEN FROM SOMEONE THAT DATED HER. THERE IS A PHOTO OF HER WITH A SOLDIER AND SHE IS WEARING A SIMILAR DRESS. THERE ISN’T MANY PHOTOS OF HER SO THIS WOULD BE EXTREMELY RARE. IT’S DATED 2 YEARS BEFORE SHE WAS KILLED. I PUT A PHOTO OF HER FROM THE INTERNET SO YOU CAN COMPARE THEM.

Actually no. Not even close. It’s just some random old picture from an estate sale.

This isn’t the first time a false Elizabeth Short photo has turned up on EBay. Here’s one that sold for $100 in November 2002.

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6 Responses to Black Dahlia: ‘Not Elizabeth Short’ For Sale on EBay

  1. LC says:

    Doesn’t even come close to looking like her!

  2. JR says:

    wow. I wonder what Beth Short’s family would think of this, being that they would be able to tell this person directly “NO” this is not Beth.– Ridiculous what people will do for the almighty dollar.

  3. Gene Kaminski says:

    Larry, I’m a retired business owner presently working on a killer thriller. Wonder what you think of Exquisite Murder. It’s a surrealistic art book by two enlightened artsy folks depicting E.S. Etc. Seems like a degrading way to make a buck. What happened to the book. Why not DNA today.
    G.K.

  4. Gene Kaminski says:

    Let me rephrase. What happened to your book.I have personally been working on my dark humored thriller for 10 years. Still looking for the inevitable Harnisch book. Been researching E. S. For 30 years. It twists the gut and the heart.

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