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"The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short, an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Short acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly colorful. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
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Bumps and bruises part of the deal for women at Fort Lauderdale roller derby camp - Orlando Sentinel
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"There are now hundreds of leagues around the world," said Dale Rio, 39, aka Black Dahlia, owner of the Philadelphia-based magazine. "This may have started out as spectacle, but now I think people appreciate it as an aggressive, arduous sport
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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER In Denver: Interview, Performance Footage Available ... - Blabbermouth.net
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"Superskum" (web site) conducted an interview with Brian Eschbach and Ryan Knight of Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on August 2 at the Denver, Colorado stop of the Summer Slaughter Tour
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Brian De Palma To Direct The Key Man - Cinema Blend
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While the director is responsible for classics like The Untouchables and Carrie, his most recent movies include dismal titles like Femme Fatale, The Black Dahlia and Mission To Mars. Now the filmmaker is finally ready to get back on the horse and he's
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The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual [Album] - Altsounds.com
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Or more commonly known as the Black Dahlia Murder, as the media frequently quoted at the time. However, the only murdering we're doing here is to our ears, with The Black Dahlia Murder's marvelously heavy, melodic death metalcore (that's my splice of
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Unwritten Law Members Split- Boston Singer Quits- Kylesa Tour- Black Dahlia ... - antiMUSIC.com
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The event happens from March 15-18 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, North Wales more (LG) The Black Dahlia Murder will headline an October run with support from All Shall Perish and Cannabis Corpse. more (Billboard) After releasing eighth full-length "The
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Summer Slaughter Tour featuring the Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano ... - Exclaim!
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And headliners the Black Dahlia Murder rode a wave of excitement with favourites like "Everything Went Black" and "Nocturnal," but objectively, they came across as sluggish. Thankfully, the crowd's boundless energy helped to propel the night to a
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MANSON TO DISPLAY BLACK DAHLIA ART AT BAUHAUS STAR'S SHOWCASE - Express.co.uk
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Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON is to exhibit his paintings inspired by Los Angeles' infamous Black Dahlia murder as part of former BAUHAUS star DAVID J's latest multi-media spectacular. Manson has always been fascinated by the unsolved 1947 murder of
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David J's Black Dahlia Stage Play Debuts September 8 - San Diego Reader (blog)
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According to the press description, "Will her police interrogation reveal a dark secret that will finally unlock the mystery of the Black Dahlia murder?" The murder and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short in 1947 has been one of Hollywood's biggest
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The Acacia Strain Release New Video (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com
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"The Impaler" was directed by David Brodsky (Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder) and is from the 2010's "Wormwood." The band's latest release, a double CD live set entitled, "The Most Known Unknown," is out now and is limited to 5000 copies
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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Guitarist Interviewed At UK's SONISPHERE Festival ... - Blabbermouth.net
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RockAAA's Tom Russell conducted an interview with guitarist Ryan Knight of Detroit deathsters THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER earlier today (Friday, July 8) at the UK installment of the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House. You can now watch the chat below
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The Black Dahlia Murder - Kill Your Stereo
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Having just released arguably their most polished studio album to date, Michigan's The Black Dahlia Murder are a permanent fixture in the current metal landscape. Guitarist Ryan Knight kindly caught up with Killyourstereo recently to chat about new
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The Black Dahlia Murder's Ryan Williams Chats About New Album "Ritual" - Metal Underground
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Detroit metallers The Black Dahlia Murder have just dropped their fifth full-length album "Ritual," which has already garnered its fair share of rave reviews across the web (you can also check out Metalunderground.com's review here
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The Black Dahlia Murder: 'Ritual' – CD Review - FEARnet.com
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Detroit-based metallers The Black Dahlia Murder have just released their fifth studio album Ritual, which the band has declared "extreme and challenging" – and that might as well be a label for everything I dig most. Their impressively evil 2009
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Album Review: The Black Dahlia Murder, Ritual - Crawdaddy! The Magazine of Rock
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There's an undeniable charisma and craftsmanship to the Black Dahlia Murder's music that's long put them at the forefront of the death metal pack. These deftly tangible elements are more than present on the band's fifth studio effort, Ritual,
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KNAC.COM Exclusive Interview with Black Dahlia Murder - KNAC.com
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COM: Alright, Dan here with Ryan Bart Williams of Black Dahlia Murder. Thanks for... KNAC.COM: This is a question I gotta ask you. Why do they call you Bart? RYAN: Oh man, there's - I wish I had a really cool story for it, but there's really not one
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    TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 22
    As with a large number of killings that took place before and after the Short murder, the original LAPD investigators looked into the Cleveland murders in 1947 and later discounted any relationship between the two cases.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, new evidence implicating a former Cleveland torso murder suspect, Jack Anderson Wilson (a.k.a. Arnold Smith), was investigated by Detective John P. St. John in 1980 in connection with Short's death. St. John claimed he was close to arresting Wilson for the murder of Short, but Wilson died in a fire on February 4, 1982.
    On the morning of January 15, 1947, Elizabeth Short's naked body was found in two pieces on a vacant lot on the west side of South Norton Avenue midway between Coliseum Street and West 39th Street (at) in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Local resident Betty Bersinger discovered the body at about 10:00 am, as she was walking with her three-year-old daughter. Bersinger at first thought it was a discarded store mannequin. When she realized it was a corpse, she rushed to a nearby house and telephoned the police. Short's severely mutilated body was completely severed at the waist and drained entirely of blood. The body obviously had been washed by the killer. Short's face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth to her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile. Short had several cuts on her thigh and breasts, where entire portions of flesh had been sliced away. The lower half of her body was positioned a foot away from the upper, and her intestines had been tucked neatly beneath her buttocks. The corpse had been "posed", with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread apart. Detectives found a cement sack nearby containing watery blood. There was a heel print on the ground amid the tire tracks.
    Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books, television and film adaptations of the story. Short's murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history.
  • 1946
    Age 21
    Crime story authors such as Steve Hodel (son of George Hill Hodel) and William Rasmussen have suggested a link between the Short murder and the 1946 murder and dismemberment of six-year-old Suzanne Degnan in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details Captain Donahoe of the Los Angeles police stated publicly that he believed the Black Dahlia and the Lipstick Murders were "likely connected". Among the evidence cited is the fact that Elizabeth Short's body was found on Norton Avenue three blocks west of Degnan Boulevard, Degnan being the last name of the girl from Chicago. There were also striking similarities between the Degnan ransom note and that of "the Black Dahlia Avenger". Both texts used a combination of capitals and small letters (the Degnan note read in part "BuRN This FoR heR SAfTY" sic), and both notes contain a similar misshapen letter P and have one word that matches exactly. Convicted serial killer William Heirens served life in prison for Degnan's murder. Initially arrested at age 17 for breaking into a residence close to that of Suzanne Degnan, Heirens claimed he was tortured by police, forced to confess, and made a scapegoat for the Degnan murder.After being taken from the medical infirmary at the Dixon Correctional Center on February 26, 2012, due to health problems, Heirens died at the University of Illinois Medical Center on March 5, 2012, at the age of 83.
    Short returned to Los Angeles in July 1946 to visit Army Air Force Lieutenant Joseph Gordon Fickling, whom she knew from Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Fickling was stationed at the Naval Reserve Air Base, Long Beach. Short spent the last six months of her life in southern California, mostly in the Los Angeles area.
    A document in the Los Angeles County district attorney's files titled "Movements of Elizabeth Short Prior to June 1, 1946" states that Short was in Florida and Massachusetts from September 1943 through the early months of 1946 and gives a detailed account of her living and working arrangements during this period.
    More Details Hide Details Although a popular portrayal amongst her acquaintances and many true-crime authors was of Short as a call girl, the Los Angeles district attorney's grand jury proved there was no existing evidence that she was ever a prostitute, and the district attorney's office attributes the claim to confusion with another woman with the same name. A widely circulated rumor also holds that Short was unable to have sexual intercourse because of a congenital defect which had left her with "infantile genitalia". Los Angeles County district attorney's files state that the investigators had questioned three men with whom Short had engaged in sex, including a Chicago police officer who was a suspect in the case. The FBI files on the case also contain a statement from one of Short's alleged lovers. Found in the Los Angeles district attorney's files and in the Los Angeles Police Department's summary of the case, Short's autopsy describes her reproductive organs as anatomically normal, although the report notes evidence of what it called "female trouble". The autopsy also states that Short was not and had never been pregnant, contrary to what had been claimed prior to and following her death.
    According to newspaper reports shortly after the murder, Elizabeth Short received the nickname "Black Dahlia" at a Long Beach, California, drugstore in mid-1946 as wordplay on the film The Blue Dahlia.
    More Details Hide Details Los Angeles County district attorney investigators' reports state that the nickname was invented by newspaper reporters covering the murder. Los Angeles Herald-Express reporter Bevo Means, who interviewed Short's acquaintances at the drug store, is credited with first using the "Black Dahlia" name. A number of people, none of whom knew Short, contacted police and the newspapers, claiming to have seen her during her so-called "missing week" between her January 9 disappearance and the discovery of her body on January 15. Police and district attorney investigators ruled out each of these alleged sightings; in some cases, those interviewed were identifying other women they had mistaken for Short. Many true-crime books claim that Short lived in or visited Los Angeles at various times in the mid-1940s; these claims have never been substantiated and are refuted by the findings of law enforcement officers who investigated the case.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 18
    She soon moved to Santa Barbara, where she was arrested on September 23, 1943 for underage drinking.
    More Details Hide Details The juvenile authorities sent her back to Medford, but she returned instead to Florida, and made only occasional visits to Massachusetts. While in Florida, Short met Major Matthew Michael Gordon, Jr., a decorated United States Army Air Force officer then at the 2nd Air Commando Group, where he was training for deployment to the China Burma India Theater of Operations. She told friends that he had written to propose marriage while he was recovering from injuries from a plane crash in India. She accepted his offer, but Gordon died in a second crash on August 10, 1945, less than a week before Japan's surrender ended World War II.
    Early in 1943, Short and her father moved to Los Angeles, but she left him following an argument, and took a job at the post exchange at Camp Cooke (now Vandenberg Air Force Base), near Lompoc, California.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 4
    Short was born in Hyde Park, Boston, the third of five daughters of Cleo and Phoebe May (Sawyer) Short. She grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb. Her father built miniature golf courses until the 1929 stock market crash, when he lost most of his money. One day in 1930, he parked his car on a bridge and was not heard from for years, leading many to presume he had committed suicide.
    More Details Hide Details Phoebe May Short moved her family into a small apartment in Medford and went to work as a bookkeeper to support them. It was not until a letter of apology was received that the family learned Cleo Short was still alive, and living in California. Troubled by asthma and bronchitis, Elizabeth Short was sent at age sixteen to spend the winter in Miami. During the next three years, she lived in Florida during the cold months and spent the rest of the year in Medford. At age nineteen, she travelled to Vallejo, California, to live with her father, who was working at the nearby Mare Island Naval Shipyard on San Francisco Bay.
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on July 29, 1924.
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