Black Dahlia: The Fauna Hodel Story ‘Pretty Hattie’s Baby’

Pretty Hattie's Baby, 1990

In preparing for the launch of TNT’s “I Am the Night,” I thought it would be interesting to do a bit of research on Fauna Hodel. Just to see if she ever mentioned Dr. George Hodel earlier in her life.

I found a Nov. 24, 1990, feature in the Reno Gazette-Journal on “Pretty Hattie’s Baby,” which was being filmed on location in Reno. The film starred Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton and Jill Clayburgh. For complicated reasons, it was never released.

In the feature story by Sandra Macias, Fauna Hodel calls her biological mother, Tamar, “the hippie of the year.”

And there isn’t a word about the Black Dahlia or Dr. George Hodel. Nada.

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2 Responses to Black Dahlia: The Fauna Hodel Story ‘Pretty Hattie’s Baby’

  1. Alfre Woodward. It’s a lady.


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