The NYT looks at the ongoing fascination with the Black Dahlia murder and the new movie based on James Ellroy’s novel:

During her brief lifetime, Elizabeth Short never starred in a single movie. There is no record of her having played so much as a bit part. Yet within popular culture, Short — who frequently told friends she wanted to break into show business — has emerged as something of an honorary leading lady whose shadowy life and violent death follow the contours of a classic film noir script.

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  1. Have you read Steve Hodel’s BLACK DAHLIA AVENGER, by the police detective who concludes that his father was the killer? Ellroy thinks his evidence is convincing, but even if you don’t, the book is creepily fascinating.

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