Dr. George Hill Hodel in the Arts & Sciences
In his New York Times book review of BDA, respected film-critic and bestselling author, David Thomson had this to say about George Hodel:
Read David Thomson’s full review:
NYT Thomson review.pdf
Forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Michael H. Stone, had this to say about his fellow colleague, Dr. George Hill Hodel:
I think the David Thomas review was fantastic. He is highly respected, as you say. I read a great book of his about Orson Welles who, by the way, did not murder Elizabeth Short.
The psychologist you quote succinctly captures what BDA methodically sets out. I can’t imagine the strain this must have put on you. I understand that some family members do not accept what you have found. I respect your pursuit of the truth.
The Noah Cross character reminds me of George Hodel. The rape of his daughter is obvious, but the stranger aspect is Houston’s connections to your family. Could Noah Cross by an allusion by screenwriter Robert Towne?
My copy of “Most Evil” is on order from Amazon!
I’m looking forward to The Evidence Room blog discussion.
Thanks for the kind words. I have heard it said that the screenwriter of Chinatown, Robert Towne supposedly based his character of Noah Cross on LA TIMES publisher, Harry Chandler, but one really does have to wonder with George’s medical office in Chinatown and with his good friend John Huston playing the role, and Huston’s close knowledge of the Hodel incest happenings. (More to discuss on all of this in a future blog.)