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Shirley Temple’s Tempest — Celebs Tee Off on Golf Course Over Star

Jan. 27, 1950: It’s difficult to figure out exactly what happened at the Riviera Country Club between actor/golfer Joe Kirkwood Jr. and singer Johnny Johnston. At one time the men and their wives were very chummy, apparently. Then Shirley Temple … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Radio — Dragnet ‘.22 Rifle for Christmas’

From the radio version of “Dragnet,” Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough) on the case of a missing 9-year-old boy in “.22 Rifle for Christmas.” From 1949 | From 1950 | From 1951 | From 1952 (with … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: STILL Waiting for Soil Test Results From Dr. George ‘Evil Genius’ Hodel’s Purported Murder HQ

Oh those Brits! The Express has jumped all over the story about Zooey Deschanel and Jamie Linden visiting the Sowden House, Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported Murder HQ. Naturally, since it’s a better story, they dub it the “Black … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: George Hodel Murder HQ Soil Tests Overdue – Week 5

And in case you have forgotten…. Let me remind you that Christine Pelisek wrote in the Daily Beast on Feb. 3, 2013, that test results on soil taken from the Sowden House (George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported murder HQ) would … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 37

March 27, 1950: All quiet. Good nite. And with that, the LAPD and the district attorney’s office ended their surveillance of the purported Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. At least a few of you have read every … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 36

Sounded like Hodel said something about Black Dahlia!!!! March 25, 1950: Hodel says he wants money and power — talking about China — talking about selling some of Hodel’s paintings or something. Hodel talking about picture police have of him … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 35

March 24, 1950: Another day of typing, peeing and ringing phones at the purported Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. Only four days left! The George Hodel files Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 34

March 23, 1950: No, the police did not suddenly and inexplicably abandon the investigation. They ran away before they died of boredom. The George Hodel files Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 33

Conversation has now turned to corporations, stocks and bonds with Hodel doing very little talking!!!!!!! March 22, 1950: Even the police are bored. The good news is that we’re almost done. Only six more days! The George Hodel files Part … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 32

Hodel must have slept in another part of house. There were no snoring noises all morning!!!! Said I’m in trouble!!!!!!! March 21, 1950: Another day of tedium. The George Hodel files Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 31

Sounds like Hodel is trying to pull a fast one of some kind!!!!! Still playing Chinese music — music worse than Hodel’s music!!! March 20, 1950: Discussions of books and poetry!! Going to see Burrel Ives (Burl Ives) at UCLA!!! … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 30

Hodel again talking to Negro woman!!!!! March 19, 1950: Another day of…. well, certainly you know the drill by now. Today we have the addition of a vacuum cleaner!!! And if you think this is boring and tedious for you, … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 29

“Jesus Christ, Walsh — that’s what you spent your day doing?” –J.J. Gittes, “Chinatown” March 18, 1950:  Another day of ringing phones and snoring at the alleged Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. The George Hodel files Part … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 28

Can hear some machine noises — sounds like an electric hand drill!!! March 17, 1950: Another day of ringing phones and snoring at the purported HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. We have 11 days to go and then … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 27

Hodel calls Sears Roebuck on Santa Monica Blvd. in regards to mattress covers!!!!!!! March 16, 1950: Another day of tedium, typing, bathroom noises and snoring at Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported Murder HQ. And in case you are wondering, … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 26

Hodel and some man talking about colors! Hard to understand!! Talking low!!!! Talking about plastic bottles!!!!!! March 15, 1950: Another day of ringing phones and hard to understand conversations at the purported Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Today on ‘Midday Sunday’

Set your DVR: I will be discussing the Black Dahlia case and Buster the cadaver dog’s romp at the Sowden House – Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported Murder HQ –  with my good friend Tony Valdez on “Midday Sunday” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 25

March 14, 1950: And here we find out what happened to Ellen, the housekeeper with occasional benefits, who is frequently heard crying in the transcripts. What does Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel do with a problematic woman? Does he kill … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 24

He was on the can, reading and grunting, then flushes toilet!!!! Another day of tedium and bowel movements at the alleged Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. The George Hodel files Part 1 | Part 2 | Part … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: George Hodel Murder HQ Soil Tests Overdue – Week 3

OK, this is ridiculous. If you will remember (and of course you do) Christine Pelisek wrote in the Daily Beast on Feb. 3, 2013, that test results on soil taken from the Sowden House (George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported murder … Continue reading

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