All articles by Steve Hodel

Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker Media Path Podcast: Interview Steve Hodel on his Black Dahlia Investigation

September 17, 2020 Los Angeles, California Very much enjoyed my video/podcast interview last Tuesday, with Fritz Coleman and Louise “Weezy” … More Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker Media Path Podcast: Interview Steve Hodel on his Black Dahlia Investigation

Author/Photographer Alix Lambert’s book, “CRIME”: A Series of Extraordinary Interviews Exposing the World of Crime, Real and Imagined”

August 22, 2020 Los Angeles, California CRIME by ALIX LAMBERT A series of extraordinary INTERVIEWS exposing the world of CRIME-REAL … More Author/Photographer Alix Lambert’s book, “CRIME”: A Series of Extraordinary Interviews Exposing the World of Crime, Real and Imagined”

1942 Photograph of Dr. George Hill Hodel Lecturing at LAPD Police Academy on Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short’s Birthday

July 29, 2020 Los Angeles, California Elizabeth Short’s Birthday Today would have been murder victim Elizabeth Short’s 96th Birthday. In … More 1942 Photograph of Dr. George Hill Hodel Lecturing at LAPD Police Academy on Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short’s Birthday

Mady Comfort, Duke Ellington’s original “Satin Doll”, Former Lover of Dr. George Hill Hodel and her status as Prime Witness in 1947 Black Dahlia Investigation

Los Angeles July 12, 2020 (Happy Birthday Brother Mike! Many of you knew him from his KPFK “Hour 25” radio … More Mady Comfort, Duke Ellington’s original “Satin Doll”, Former Lover of Dr. George Hill Hodel and her status as Prime Witness in 1947 Black Dahlia Investigation

Fred Sexton’s Maltese Falcon Sculpture Paid Homage in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019)

June 25, 2020 Los Angeles A scene from “Once Upon A Time..in Hollywood” (2019) “Sharon Tate” (actor Margot Robbie) embraces … More Fred Sexton’s Maltese Falcon Sculpture Paid Homage in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019)

Update- 14th Witness Ann Toth Interview found in DA Secret Black Dahlia Files Confirming No “Missing Week”

June 5, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just two days after interviewing witness Connie Starr regarding her sighting of Elizabeth “Black … More Update- 14th Witness Ann Toth Interview found in DA Secret Black Dahlia Files Confirming No “Missing Week”

Author Review of Historian David Kulczyk’s book on Little Known and Long Forgotten Crimes–It’s Pure California Gold-

May 16, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just finished reading author/historian David Kulczyk’s book, “California Flakes Fruits and Nuts: True Tales … More Author Review of Historian David Kulczyk’s book on Little Known and Long Forgotten Crimes–It’s Pure California Gold-

LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova”

May 1, 2020 Los Angeles, California Happy May Day! LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or … More LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova”

Synchronicity or Happenstance? A Quick Contest for All My “Black Dahlia Armchair Detectives” Out There-Winner Gets a Free Book of Their Choice

April 21, 2020 Los Angeles, California I was going through some boxes from storage yesterday and came across a box … More Synchronicity or Happenstance? A Quick Contest for All My “Black Dahlia Armchair Detectives” Out There-Winner Gets a Free Book of Their Choice

Never Before Published Robert “Red” Manley DA and LAPD Interview/Transcript Provides More “Black Dahlia” Questions Than Answers

April 12, 2020 Los Angeles, California Easter Sunday  DA Lt. Frank Jemison, senior detective appointed by the 1949 Grand Jury … More Never Before Published Robert “Red” Manley DA and LAPD Interview/Transcript Provides More “Black Dahlia” Questions Than Answers

Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat of Crime Junkie Podcast Take a Dive into the Troubled Waters of William Heiren’s Lipstick Killer Investigation

April  6, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just finished listening to this morning’s “Crime Junkie” podcast in which Ashley Flowers with … More Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat of Crime Junkie Podcast Take a Dive into the Troubled Waters of William Heiren’s Lipstick Killer Investigation

Dr. Alan Campbell NPR Host of “Watching America” Radio Interviews Steve Hodel on Black Dahlia Investigation

March 18, 2020 Los Angeles, California NPR radio “Watching America”  interview with Dr. Alan Campbell on my Black Dahlia investigation. … More Dr. Alan Campbell NPR Host of “Watching America” Radio Interviews Steve Hodel on Black Dahlia Investigation

Film Noir Meets Dahlia Noir- Fiction and Fact Collide in 1940s Hollywood Twilight Zone: New George Hodel “Thoughtprints” Courtesy of DownUnder Film Documentarian Frans Vandenburg

 March 9, 2020 Los Angeles, California This morning I received the below email from a friend, Australian filmmaker,  Frans Vandenburg. … More Film Noir Meets Dahlia Noir- Fiction and Fact Collide in 1940s Hollywood Twilight Zone: New George Hodel “Thoughtprints” Courtesy of DownUnder Film Documentarian Frans Vandenburg

1924 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) Annual Shows Freshman Student George Hodel as Member of College Debate Team

February 17, 2020 Los Angeles, California Thanks to J. Anon for the “heads up” on two separate pieces of information … More 1924 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) Annual Shows Freshman Student George Hodel as Member of College Debate Team

Elizabeth”Black Dahlia” Short Jacksonville, Florida Photos and Handwriting Revisited- More “Thoughtprints”

February 8, 2020 Los Angeles, California A big thank you to one of my readers, Max Martin from Jacksonville, Florida.  … More Elizabeth”Black Dahlia” Short Jacksonville, Florida Photos and Handwriting Revisited- More “Thoughtprints”

The Snake & Bake Murder- My 1974 Hollywood Homicide Division Murder Investigation now available as Ebook Standalone Short Story

February 3, 2020 Los Angeles Cover Design by Robert J. Sadler   “The Snake & Bake Murder—is a short TrueCrime … More The Snake & Bake Murder- My 1974 Hollywood Homicide Division Murder Investigation now available as Ebook Standalone Short Story