Tag Archives: Elizabeth Short

Black Dahlia: My Annual Donation in Memory of Elizabeth Short

As longtime readers know, I always begin a new year with an annual donation in memory of Elizabeth Short to Heading Home, which works with the homeless in the Boston area. Partly because of my research on Elizabeth Short, I … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: The Formosa Cafe and Another Good Story Ruined

My inbox exploded this morning with alerts about the Black Dahlia and links leading to an essay in the Los Angeles Times by David Ulin, writing about the Formosa Cafe (which he calls “the Formosa” – a gaffe nobody bothered … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Bizarre Outsider Art of Elizabeth Short on EBay

Fortunately, I saw this image before I had breakfast. This is a combo of a postcard of the Biltmore Hotel and an image of Elizabeth Short. It was done by Perry Johnson and is listed as Buy It Now for … Continue reading

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Remembering Elizabeth Short on Her Birthday

July 29 is the birthday of Elizabeth Short. She would have been 88. I prefer to honor this day rather than the date she was found, Jan. 15, 1947.

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Black Dahlia – Los Angeles Police Historical Society

The Daily Mirror visited the Los Angeles Police Historical Society on Saturday and stopped in at the Black Dahlia exhibit.

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Black Dahlia

Yes, today is the anniversary of Elizabeth Short’s murder. As is my custom, I will be cutting back my roses today, which is one way I honor her memory. I also make an annual donation in her name to Shelter … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

OK, this should be easy. This is not a "who" question or a "what" question (both fairly obvious). Why is this happening and why is it significant?   Photograph by Andrew H. Arnott / Los Angeles TimesMarlene Dietrich is fingerprinted … Continue reading

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