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Sep. 7th, 2006 | 05:59 pm
posted by: mrmateo in beth_short

I found out just yesterday that next Saturday (September 16) America's Most Wanted will be doing a segment on the Dahlia case.

Mary and Larry: Have you been contacted to do anything for this segment?

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Sep. 7th, 2006 | 06:51 pm
posted by: deaddoloreshaze in beth_short

The Black Dahlia movie is in theatres September 15th.

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How Rude!

Sep. 4th, 2006 | 10:56 pm
posted by: lmharnisch in beth_short

Listed on EBay: Copies of "Black Dahlia Avenger" inscribed by Steve Hodel to James Ellroy. The hardback as well as the paperback, which includes Ellroy's introduction endorsing Hodel's "solution" of the case.

The hardback:


And the paperback:


I bumped both of them up by 50 cents. Not that I really need more copies of the book, but just to push them up a bit. I mean the book has been optioned by New Line Cinema after all.

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Heads up!

Sep. 2nd, 2006 | 09:18 am
posted by: mrmateo in beth_short

Wanted to let you know Bette's case will be profiled on the September 9 edition of A&E's Cold Case Files.

I wonder if it will be available for sale?

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James Ellroy gets amnesia, again.

Sep. 1st, 2006 | 05:54 pm
posted by: ceeyah in beth_short

Remember when James Ellroy said that Steve Hodel solved the Black Dahlia case (just in time to plug his latest collection of warmed-over "LA crime stories" as a tie-in), apparently having forgotten that he already said Larry Harnisch solved the Black Dahlia case (by way of plugging a documentary about himself)?

Well, it looks like his memory is conveniently failing him again, just in time to plug the big-budget movie based on his novel, touted as being "inspired by LA's most famous unsolved murder". Here's Ellroy's latest comment:

"I do not talk about who really killed Elizabeth Short. Let me state for attribution: I don't know. I don't care."

And here's the whole interview:


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Very Bad News

Aug. 26th, 2006 | 08:56 am
posted by: mrmateo in beth_short

New Line has acquired screen rights to "Black Dahlia Avenger," a book by ex-L.A. homicide detective Steve Hodel about his investigation into Hollywood's most infamous unsolved crime reports Variety.

Hodel, on a quest to discover who his father really was, came up with a picture of a brilliant, charming, Hannibal Lecter-like villain he believes may have killed a dozen people including aspiring actress Elizabeth Short who was found cut in half and posed in a bizarre manner.

What makes the deal surprising is that the announcement comes two weeks before the release of Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia", an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel about the same incident. Ellroy in fact wrote the intro to Hodel's book.

Ralph Pezzullo is set to write the script.


Why? Why Why WHY?!?

Why not go all the way and adapt Severed while you're at it?

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USC library website

Aug. 23rd, 2006 | 09:04 pm
posted by: oldtennishoes in beth_short

I know this isn't anything revelatory...no less I thought it was interesting.


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Updates to Larry Harnisch's blog

Aug. 23rd, 2006 | 01:19 pm
posted by: dahliabuff in beth_short

Larry Harnisch has been adding some neat stuff to his blog (lmharnisch.blogspot.com).
He made a video documentary about the black dahlia called, Heaven Is HERE! To see it:


And also posted a video with some interesting images of The Florentine Gardens. To see it:


Both (especially the video documentary) are really interesting - if Larry Harnisch happens to read this board, excellent job! I enjoyed them very much.

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Please read

Aug. 17th, 2006 | 08:51 am
posted by: mrmateo in beth_short

As there are new members to this community, I wanted to point out a couple things that are important:

1) In order to avoid unnecessary redunancies, please read all past posts and comments before posting. There is a chance a subject you wish to cover may have been already. (Of course, there is no harm in posting a question that may otherwise never be seen because the subject was breached X years ago.)

2) Mary Pacios, author of Childhood Shadows, creator/maintainer of blackdahlia.info and a childhood friend of Bette, does post here from time to time. And I have it on good authority Larry Harnisch has visited this community but has never posted anything. But both of them, no matter how much you may agree with them or not, will be treated with the utmost respect and courtesy.

3) Now, finally, I have some good news and bad news. The good news is there seems to be another book on Bette on the horizon: Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder. The bad news is while on the surface it looks like a book on artworks inspired by Bette, and her horrible demise, the authors have apparently hooked onto Steve Hodel's bullshit about his father being Bette's killer. So while you may want to look for it at your local library or bookstore, I would use extreme caution before buying.

4) Okay, I lied. This is the final point: Mary would like it if when the film version of The Black Dahlia is released, and one or more of you have the stomach and cash to see it, you posted a review so she can include it on her website. I think it is the least we can do, since we owe her so much already.

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Aug. 1st, 2006 | 10:16 am
posted by: justplaytragic in beth_short

what is your fav book about the black dahlia?

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