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.