Monthly Archives: March 2013

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated +++)

Here’s our mystery fellow for Monday.

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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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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Donald Biddle Keyes, Cameraman

Most motion picture still photographers picked up cameras at young ages, intrigued at how they could paint with light. Many yearned to do more than just snap shots in a portrait studio or for a newspaper. They hankered for excitement, … 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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C.C. Pierce – Glass Lantern Slide

This is a first. A vendor on EBay has listed a glass slide bearing the name of C.C. Pierce. Pierce was a prolific photographer who ran a large archive in Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: George Hodel Murder HQ Soil Tests Overdue – Week 4

I guess everybody has forgotten about this except for me. 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 … 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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L.A. Conservancy Announces Last Remaining Seats for 2013

The L.A. Conservancy has posted its lineup for the Last Remaining Seats – which is one of my favorite downtown L.A. events – and I have to say I’m underwhelmed. June 1: “To Catch a Thief” at the Orpheum. June … 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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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition VII (Updated +++)

And here’s a mystery chap in a newsboy cap! How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition How to Wear a Hat — ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Edition Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition I Movieland Mystery Photo – … 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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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Celebrity Politicians, Hollywood’s Honorary Mayors 2

Oct. 25, 1954: Betty White becomes honorary mayor of Hollywood. During the 1930s and 1940s, neighborhoods and cities surrounding Los Angeles named celebrities as honorary mayors to help gain their areas vital city services like flood control, better roads, and … 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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Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 23

March 12, 1950: Another day of absolutely nothing at the purported Murder HQ of Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel. And yes, I know this is boring and tedious. That’s the point: There is absolutely nothing in these transcripts to show … Continue reading

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