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Published on Nov 25, 2007
*****CAUTION: GRAPHIC CRIME SCENE PHOTOS!!***** I made this about aspiring actress Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia. She was sadistically murdered in Los Angeles in 1947 and her killer was never found. Her murder remains unsolved. I've always been fascinated with this case. Books I've read on this case include: "Severed" by John Gilmore, "Childhood Shadows" by Mary Pacios (Beth's childhood friend) and "That Cases That Haunt Us" by John Douglas. All great books that depict Beth Short's brief stay in Hollywood.
Beth was virtually homeless, working odd jobs and trying to break into acting. She moved from one place to another, never staying anywhere for too long and depending on others for shelter, and food.
No one really knows where the name "The Black Dahlia" came from. Some say journalists started calling Beth "The Black Dahlia" after she was murdered, or some say that she was called that in life because of her black attire. No one really knows. She was born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston and resided in Medford, Massachusetts during her childhood. She is buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.
May she rest in peace forever and may her killer forever rot in hell! ======================================
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