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The Real Estate of Crime: The Black Dahlia Dumped by the Side of the Road

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elizabeth Short (AKA the Black Dahlia) arrived in Los Angeles filled with aspiration and hope, seduced by a Hollywood narrative fixed in the glamorous studio era. What she didn’t know – what she and ... More


The Black Dahlia (2006)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter depicts a plunge back into the nightmarish world of film noir with The Black Dahlia (2006). The story pivots around the lust-murder of Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner), dubbed the “Black ... More


Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More


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