Los Feliz Improvement Association Hosts Black Dahlia Lecture at Griffith Park's Gene Autrey National Museum



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Had a great time at last night at the beautiful Autry Museum. Approximately 150 attended the Los Feliz Improvement Association’s  annual membership meeting at Griffth Park’s Autrey National Center in Griffith Park. .

The program opened with LFIA honoring the John Marshall High School Academic Decathlon Team for their outstanding achievements. In 2012 the school placed 3rd in the State.  

I gave a one-hour talk (PowerPoint) summarizing my Black Dahlia investigation from 2003-2012, which included new investigative findings as reported in my recent publication, Black Dahlia Avenger II.

Very much enjoyed talking to the LFIA membership and friends. To begin my talk and establish my “bona fides” with the group I introduced the below photo as “Exhibit A.”


Mike, Steve and Kelvin Hodel attending Los Feliz Elementary School circa 1948 

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The Hodel Brothers

 “Gentleman Mike” “Farmer Steve” and “Two-Gun-Kelly” at Los Feliz Elementary School 1948


Special thanks to LFIA president, Don Seligman, Program Chair, Patti Ruben, and Hospitality Chair, Tess Nelson for the warm reception, great food and beautiful decor. Loved the flowers.





I highly recommended a visit to the Autrey. One of the best day trips in L.A. Great talks and exhibits for those interested in the cultural diversity and history of the American West. *****

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