New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hodel

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South Pasadena Review Editor-Veteran Journalist/Son of Famous Father Interviews Veteran Homicide Detective/Son of Infamous Father

November 9, 2018 Los Angeles, California Here is a November 9, 2018  article “Black Dahlia Murder Comes Full-Circle at So Pas Library,” by South Pasadena Review Editor, Steve Whitmore. Steve met and interviewed me at the library. It was a first meet for both of us. Here’s an introductory link and personal bio written by Steve…

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Update on Police Informant W. Glenn Martin Letter – Los Angeles Times Article Suggests Letter Written on October 26, 1949 – Lucille Bowen in Martin Letter a New Murder Victim or Natural Death? – Judge for Yourself

November 2, 2018 Los Angeles, California I originally reported the LAPD police informant W. Glenn Martin Letter appeared to be written on October 25th (written over Oct 26) but I have located the article he referenced in the newspaper and it is apparently from the Los Angeles Times, dated October 26, 1949. Martin in his…

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Black Dahlia Avenger III: The New Evidence Well Received by Attendees to the South Pasadena Library Author Talk/PowerPoint

  November 3, 2018 Los Angeles, California Thanks to all of the hardy souls that chose to battle Los Angeles afternoon/evening traffic to attend my PowerPoint Talk on Thursday at the South Pasadena Library. The talk hosted by the one and only Steve Fjelsted, Librarian extraordinaire! (Very cool guy who has become a good friend…

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BLACK DAHLIA MURDER- Breaking News New Evidence from 1949 Letter Written by LAPD Paid Informant Confirms Prime Suspect Dr. George Hill Hodel as Killer

October 29, 2018 Los Angeles, California The following major “Breaking News” article written by Daniel Vasquez and Anne Vasquez as a Special to the South Pasadenan has just posted online. Click on photo to link to full article. BLACK DAHLIA MURDER | Retired LAPD detective reveals new evidence pointing to prime suspect — his father EXCLUSIVE…

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Author Steve Hodel To Reveal Historic Black Dahlia Related "Breaking News" New Evidence At South Pasadena Library Talk- November 1, 2018 7:00 P.M.

Los October 24, 2018 Angeles, California Thanks to a most welcome invitation from my good friend and South Pasadena Librarian, STEVE FJELSTED, I will be presenting a PowerPoint Talk next week at the beautifully designed (1907) South Pasadena Library Community Room.  See below poster for details. Hope to see you there.  As indicated below, I…

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On the Scent of Dahlia Noir: Givenchy Presents Perfume as "A Fatal Flower of Unreal and Imaginative Compositon for Mysterious and Fascinating Women."

October 23, 2018 Los Angeles, California Back in 2011 I wrote a short blog on the advertisement by Givenchy for their just-released perfume, Dahlia Noir. (Link Here) http://stevehodeloldsite.staging.authorbyteshosting.com/2011/09/givenchy_launches_new_black_da/                   Below is a separate article that was written in 2012 which I had not previously seen. It was…

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1949 Article in NY Daily News Provides Additional Details and Testimony on George Hodel Incest Trial

September 30, 2018 Los Angeles, California       Tamar’s mother, Dorothy Barbe testifies at 1949 trial. (This is the first time I’ve seen a photo of Tamar’s mother from that time period.)   The caption above reads: “Beautiful 22-year-old Barbara Sherman, above, denies 14-year-old Tamar Hodel’s charges of Hollywood sex orgy, but admits intimacy…

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Author/UCLA Professor Lawrence Grobel "The Mozart of Celebrity Interviewers" Speaks and Shares Taped Interviews at South Pasadena Library

September 1, 2018 Los Angeles, California                           From Grobel’s book on “The Hustons” which author James Michener called “A Masterpiece” photo showing Walter Huston greeting his son John and his newly married first wife, Dorothy Huston circa 1926. (My mother, Dorothy would remain…

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1949-50 Black Dahlia Witness Lillian Lenorak Hamilton Slain in Unrelated 1959 Palm Springs Murder –Her Killer Tord O. Zeppenfield Arrested

August 18, 2018 Los Angeles, California November 12, 1959 UPI Photo Those familiar with my investigation will recognize the name Lillian Lenorak Hamilton, who played a key role as a defense witness in both Dr. George Hodel’s 1949 Incest Trial and again in the January 1950 Abortion trial of Dr. Francis Ballard and his “assistant” Charles…

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