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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

Introducing Inside Psycho  

Inside Psycho is a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Like what you hear? Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho

12 | Man Crazy  

In late March 1947, while police in Los Angeles hunted a serial killer, FBI agents in Pittsburgh interrogated the latest prime suspect in the Black Dahlia case. An Army sergeant recounted the romantic 24 hours he’d spent with Elizabeth Short in September. He marveled at how she’d been treated like a celebrity in a Hollywood nightclub – and revealed that she was surprisingly unresponsive in bed. After the sergeant’s interview, the LAPD’s murder investigation into the Black Dahlia and the other cases all went cold. There were no new leads in April. Then, on May 2, another woman’s mutilated body was discovered in an empty lot. The horror had returned. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

11 | Kiss of Death  

After midnight on March 10, 1947, a railroad worker happened upon a woman’s body sprawled near the tracks in Downtown Los Angeles. Assuming she was drunk, he tried to kiss her – and to his horror realized that the woman was dead. Nine hours later, another dead woman turned up on a riverbank 15 miles away. Both had been beaten and strangled. Both had dark hair. The first victim was identified as Evelyn Winters; the second woman as Mae Preston. Theirs made the third and fourth murders of women in the city since Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, was killed. Pressure mounted on the police. The werewolf killer must be stopped. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free when you visit them here: www.ziprecruiter.com/LACrime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

10 | Dream Killer  

A month after the trail went cold in the Black Dahlia case police were retracing the steps of Lipstick Murder victim Jeanne French, hoping they would lead to her killer. What they found instead was another brutal murder. The victim this time was an elderly man. The killer had knocked him unconscious, butchered his body into six pieces and carefully packed the body parts into boxes. Meanwhile, as that case unfolded, Black Dahlia investigators were confronted with a series of promising leads, bloody clues and hasty confessions that all led to dead ends. The city was on the verge of panic – and things were about to get much worse. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

9 | The Lipstick Murder  

On February 10th a woman’s body was found lying in the weeds in a desolate area called “the Moors.” Her face had been beaten to a pulp, and the killer had slashed her face across the mouth from ear to ear – a gruesome reminder of Elizabeth Short’s murder. Police suspected the same person might have killed both women. This latest victim was Jeanne French, once a celebrity known as the Flying Nurse. Her husband, Frank French, was instantly the prime suspect. Then a corporal at Fort Dix, New Jersey confessed to the Dahlia’s murder, and all bets were off – again. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNCrime or Facebook.com/HollywoodAndCrimePodcast or give us a call at 424-224-5711 and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey

8 | Werewolves  

“Werewolves Leave a Trail of Women Murders in L.A.” Only eight days after Elizabeth Short’s body was found Herald-Express reporter Agness Underwood connected the Black Dahlia with an ever-growing list of high profile cold cases, including those of Georgette Bauerdorf and White Gardenia victim Ora Murray. Then a package arrived at the city post office containing Miss Short’s personal effects and a message made up of words and letters cut out of newspapers. “Here is Dahlia’s belongings. Letter to follow.” Perhaps the killer was getting ready to turn himself in? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime 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

7 | Red Herring  

Police investigators closed in on Suspect #1 in the sadistic murder of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia. The man they sought was Robert “Red” Manley – identified when he used his real name to check into a Pacific Coast Highway motel with Short on January 8th. That was just the first of many mistakes Red made, including lying to his wife. After his arrest, Red was questioned and given two lie detector tests. But was he guilty of more than cheating on Harriette? Police tried to piece together the Black Dahlia’s missing week, January 9th thru the 15th. Was she drugged and held in some secret place – a warehouse, an abandoned building? A torture chamber? 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

6 | Black Dahlia  

Homicide detectives and reporters retraced Elizabeth Short’s steps prior to her body being discovered in Los Angeles on January 15th. Her mother, back in Massachusetts, told investigators that “Betty” had been living in San Diego. She was also traced to Long Beach, where regulars at a drugstore called her the Black Dahlia, because of the way she dressed and wore her hair. The Black Dahlia nickname captured the public’s attention and stuck. Betty was last seen on January 8th leaving San Diego with a man named Red. But where was Red now? And was he the killer? 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/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/hollywoodcrime Audible.com - Get a 30-day free trial and a free audio book when you sign up here: www.audible.com/LACrime Hunt A Killer - Get 10% off a membership with code LACRIME at: www.huntakiller.com 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

5 | Jane Doe  

January 15, 1947: The body of a young woman was found in a vacant lot south of Hollywood. Mutilated, completely sliced in two at the waist and drained of blood, her face was slashed into the infamous “Glasgow smile.” The head of Los Angeles’ Homicide Squad called her murder one of the most brutal killings in the city’s history. It took a search of FBI fingerprint files to identify her. She was Elizabeth Short, a star-struck twenty-two-year old from Massachusetts. Although not famous in real life, in death she became the most famous cold case of all time. 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 Hunt A Killer - Get 10% off a membership with code LACRIME at: www.huntakiller.com 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

4 | Vampire Slayer  

Two women are found mutilated and murdered in downtown Los Angeles. One woman’s body was lying in the doorway of the closet at the Barclay Hotel. Her leg had been hacked off at the knee; her ankle and foot tossed aside. A few hours later the second woman’s body was discovered at the Joyce Hotel. Her left breast had been severed and she had been sliced open from throat to abdomen. An APB went out for a tall thin man, whom the press would dub the Vampire Slayer – for good reason. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Looking for another immersive audio experience? Subscribe to Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca Subscribe to FOUND: smarturl.it/foundp 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

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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