Hollywood & Crime

Hollywood & Crime

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Elizabeth Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as the Black Dahlia, and her murder remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in the world to this day. But few people know that more than a dozen women died in similar circumstances in Los Angeles around the same time. In this ground-breaking serialized docu-drama, host Tracy Pattin investigates these sensational cases, uncovers new evidence, and immerses listeners in both the glamour and the underbelly of 20th century Hollywood.

Episodes

3 | White Gardenia  

Early one morning, a young boy and his dog stumbled upon the body of a woman lying on a golf course. Her name was Ora Murray, and she’d been strangled and mutilated – a white gardenia corsage still pinned to her tattered dress. In Los Angeles to visit family, Ora had gone out dancing one night at the Zenda Ballroom with her sister Latona. There they met a good-looking, friendly man, who offered to take the sisters on a tour of Hollywood in his car. Latona went home to her husband. Ora drove away with the man into the night. It was the last time she was seen alive. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Looking for another immersive audio experience? Subscribe to Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/hollywoodcrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/hollywoodcrime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

2 | Generous Georgette  

After young oil heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found raped and strangled in her Sunset Strip apartment, police turned their attention to the famous Hollywood Canteen, where she volunteered as a junior hostess. A soldier referred to as the Jitterbug Dancer quickly became Suspect #1. But he was just the first of many suspects. Although hostesses were strictly forbidden to socialize with servicemen, it turned out Georgette allowed dozens of men to sleep over and that she'd been generous with both her time and money. Perhaps generous to a fault? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsor Blue Apron. Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/hollywood We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

1 | Bathtub Murder  

When beautiful young heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found dead in her luxurious Sunset Strip apartment, police assumed it was just a tragic accident. The housekeepers discovered her body submerged face down in the bathtub with the hot water tap still on. Her father in New York speculated her heart had failed, and she drowned in the bath water. But after a delay of thirty hours, the autopsy report told another story. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsor Blue Apron. Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/hollywood We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

Coming Soon  

From Wondery, a new true crime series will immerse you in both the glamour and the underbelly of Hollywood in the 20th century. In season one, Tracy Pattin reopens the murder of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia, and seven other similar cases around the same time. Premieres January 6th. Subscribe today on smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime

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