Category Archives: Donald Wolfe

Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 83 — Notes on L.A. Abortions in the 1940s

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Let’s have some fun, shall we? Since we’re talking about abortion and abortion rings, protection, etc., here are all the news stories involving arrests or patients’ deaths in Los Angeles between 1940 … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 82 — Request Line XVII

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 81 — Request Line XVI

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 80 — Request Line XV

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 79 — Request Line XIV

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 78 — Request Line XIII

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 77 — Request Line XII

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 76 — Request Line XI

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 75 — Request Line X

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 74 —The Old Spuriousity Shoppe

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 73 — The Mailbox

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I still haven’t received an answer. —– Forwarded Message —- From: Larry Harnisch To: DHWolfe1213@aol.com Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 8:51:13 AM Subject: The “D” Memorandum Hi Don old pal, Long time … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 42 — The Face Is Familiar

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 31 — Phoning It In

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” So far we have seen very … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 30 — Tick, Tick, Tick

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Page 39 We’re blogging Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Yesterday, one sentence. Today, let’s try to double that, eh? … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 29 — Wreck of the Old 97

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Uh-Oh. All I had to do was read the opening line in this section of Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging “Black Dahlia Files” Part 26 — Missing Man Formation

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Our story so far: I am blogging—in real time—as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files.” It’s been slow going and this is an especially tedious part because I’m examining … Continue reading

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Centennial Ramblings

Note: This is an encore post from 2007. Feb. 5, 2007 Sierra Madre Because it’s celebrating its centennial this month, I paid a visit to Sierra Madre and while savoring a cinnamon dolce latte at the local Starbucks, watched the … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging Donald Wolfe’s ‘Black Dahlia Files,’ an Encore From 2006

Starting Saturday, I’ll begin reposting all 88 entries that I wrote in 2006 when I blogged in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s awful “The Black Dahlia Files,” a book that refutes Piu Eatwell’s claim in “Black Dahlia, … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Black Dahlia Files and Donald Wolfe

While we are on the subject of nonsense in the Black Dahlia case, the Sky Valley Chronicle posted a story yesterday based on Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files.” As many of you may know, this book is so … Continue reading

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The Black Dahlia at 65

Photo: Lobby of the Biltmore Hotel, Jan. 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Credit: Larry Harnisch/L.A. Daily Mirror. I wandered over to the Biltmore on Monday night to keep my annual appointment. I’m not compulsive about being there, and I don’t bother … Continue reading

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