While looking for more on Clifton Webb, I was diverted by this haunting colorized picture of the Black Dahlia. Apparently Steve Hodel has yet another book out insisting that his father
was her killer, as well as the killer of just about every unsolved-murder victim from Manila to the moon. I can't remember what the consensus is about his claims--to me, his cottage industry
capitalizing on the back of his admittedly creepy father seems pathological in itself. Anyway, I'm over buying books on the case (and way over Steve Hodel's exploitative obsession)
so probably won't buy it until I see it at a garage sale, but I was wondering if anyone has
read this new book, Black Dahlia Avenger II
? It seems to be published through a vanity press.
That's Waldo Lydecker in the tub in Laura,
with "The Profile" Dana
Andrews, playing a detective, no doubt trying to avert his eyes.