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The Resource Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder, Piu Eatwell

Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder, Piu Eatwell

Label
Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder
Title
Black Dahlia, Red Rose
Title remainder
the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder
Statement of responsibility
Piu Eatwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly object" is identified as the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts who had been lured west by the siren call of Hollywood. Her killer would never be found, but Short's death would bring her the fame she had always sought. Her murder investigation transformed into a real-life film noir, featuring corrupt cops, femmes fatales, gun-slinging gangsters, and hungry reporters, replete with an irresistible, legendary moniker adapted from a recent film-The Black Dahlia. For over half a century this crime has maintained an almost mythic place in American lore as one of our most inscrutable cold cases. With the recently unredacted FBI file, newly released sections of the LAPD file, and exclusive interviews with the suspect's family, relentless legal sleuth Piu Eatwell has gained unprecedented access to evidence and persuasively identified the culprit. Black Dahlia, Red Rose layers these findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the haunting tale. As Eatwell chronicles, among the first to arrive at the grisly crime scene was Aggie Underwood, the "tough-as-nails" city editor for the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express; meanwhile, the chain-smoking city editor for the Los Angeles Examiner, Jimmy Richardson, sent out his own reporters. Eatwell reveals how, through a cutthroat race to break news and sell papers, the public image of Elizabeth Short was distorted from a violated beauty to a "man crazy delinquent." As rumors of various boyfriends circulated, the true story of the complex young woman ricocheting between jobs, lovers, and homes was lost. Instead, kitschy headlines tapped into a wider social anxiety about the city's "girl problem," and Short's black chiffon and smoldering gaze become a warning for "loose" women coming of age in postwar America. Applying her own background as a lawyer to the surprising new evidence, Eatwell ultimately exposes many startling clues to the case that have never surfaced in public. From the discovery of Elizabeth's notebook, inscribed with the name of the city's most notorious and corrupt businessman, to a valid suspect plucked from the hundreds of "confessing Sams" by a brilliant, well-meaning doctor, Eatwell compellingly captures every "big break" in the police investigation to reveal a truly viable resolution to the case. In rich, atmospheric prose, Eatwell separates fact from fantasy to expose the truth behind the sinewy networks of a noir-tinged Hollywood. Black Dahlia, Red Rose at long last accords the Elizabeth Short case its due resolution, providing a reliable and enduring account of one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/30979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.L67
LC item number
E23 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder, Piu Eatwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Fallen angel -- Farewell my lovely -- A double lie -- The capture -- Gilda -- Dial M for murder -- House of strangers -- The big sleep -- Part 2. Dark passage -- The letter -- The suspect -- Behind locked doors -- Deadline at dawn -- Breaking point -- The lodger -- Kiss tomorrow goodbye -- Panic in the streets -- Part 3. Raw deal -- Key witness -- The glass alibi -- The verdict -- Detour -- Fall guy -- Voice in the wind -- Part 4. Out of the past -- The name of the rose -- Specter of the rose -- The woman in the window
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492266
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017035228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder, Piu Eatwell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Fallen angel -- Farewell my lovely -- A double lie -- The capture -- Gilda -- Dial M for murder -- House of strangers -- The big sleep -- Part 2. Dark passage -- The letter -- The suspect -- Behind locked doors -- Deadline at dawn -- Breaking point -- The lodger -- Kiss tomorrow goodbye -- Panic in the streets -- Part 3. Raw deal -- Key witness -- The glass alibi -- The verdict -- Detour -- Fall guy -- Voice in the wind -- Part 4. Out of the past -- The name of the rose -- Specter of the rose -- The woman in the window
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492266
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017035228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration

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