Hollywood was run by Polish,
Hungarian, Russian émigrés.
The Black Dahlia
An impressionable, young, and gorgeous girl hits Hollywood, and she
catches a studio's eye. She is wined, dined, promised a movie career, and brought into the 'Inner
Circle'. Something happens, and some extremely powerful people are
involved, and Elizabeth Short meets one of the most gruesome deaths in
Who Was The Black Dahlia?
Beth Short was born July 29, 1924, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. As a
child, Beth frequently attended movies with her mother. And later, the
girl's goal was to work in movies.
At age 19, Beth ventured to Vallejo, California, to live with her father.
Next, she moved to Santa Barbara, and finally to Los Angeles. One version
has her in Florida from 1944 to 1946, but
says she was in Los Angeles.
In January of 1947, she was found in a Los Angeles field, cut in half.
She Took A Screen Test
Short was said to have taken a screen test at Fox Studios.
Wined And Dined
Like many naive young girls, she was wined and dined by every
studio executive that saw her.
Anyone that has dealt with the mob, knows this is the way they send a
message. Elizabeth had been sodomized, raped, tortured, mutilated, and
thrown in a public area. The mutilation of the mouth was the trademark of
someone who was about to talk.
Micky Cohen, out of Los Angeles, was thought to have a part.
She Was Butchered Using Professional Equipment
Detectives all agreed that she was cut in half using a
slaughterhouse saw. The cuts were too precise for a knife or axe.
Naturally, the police were not going to point the finger at a nearby
She Was Being Kept By Someone
She was someone's mistress, and it had to be one of Hollywood's elites.
What About A Movie Star?
What could she have said? That she had an affair with Tyrone Powers?
That happened every five minutes in Hollywood.
A movie star wasn't that important.
Hollywood's Golden Age
Talkies began in 1930, and the real glamour began in 1938. Most male
stars (Gable, Grant, Wayne, Fonda, Tyrone Powers) were 35 yrs old in
1943, and females were approx 25 years old.
The Black Dahlia entered the Hollywood scene in 1943, at the peak of
Royalty, as they considered themselves, got to indulge in every fantasy
imaginable. The indoor pool was like a roman orgy. Hollywood actors were
candy for these elite. A Randolph Scott would have been a one night stand
for Solomon Guggenheim. Royalty like Alphonse
de Rothschild would bed Lana Turner.
Here is where the Black Dahlia fits in.
Elizabeth Short Betrayed Holllywood
Short was brought here on a regular basis, and it is suggested her and
Marilyn Monroe were used as a couple. The sex varied, but Short wasn't
getting any movie parts.
Short took some pictures
of what went on, and threatened her sponsor. Her especially brutal murder
was a message for anyone with the same train of thoughts.
Marilyn was said to be Short's partner, and she eventually suicided
The Brian DePalma Film
As the internet came of age, it revived the Black Dahlia murder,
and Hollywood produced a farce movie which portrayed Elizabeth Short
as a tramp that was killed by a serial killer.
How Plausible Is This?
There is a reason the murderer was never caught, and it is because he
was one very important person. The murder itself was done by Los Angeles
It's just a matter of fitting the characters together, the Hollywood
crowd, the mob, and the elite, and putting a motive to it.