South Pasadena Review Newspaper Reports on Black Dahlia Author Night

The following article, written by writer/photographer, Toby Tibbet, appeared in the South Pasadena Review Newspaper following my talk at the Sourth Pasadena Library last week.
All of the below photographs were taken by Ms. Tibbet, who conducted an in-person interview of me after the ninety-minute presentation. See her excellent article and photographs pictured below.
Toby Tibbet Article HERE.
SOUTH PASADENA REVIEW, Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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  1. Derek Hunter on September 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I regret that I missed this event! Will you be giving any additional talks in the Los Angeles area in the near future?

  2. Steve Hodel on September 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Derek: Yes, I will be presenting a similar PowerPoint talk in Whittier on October 21st at 6pm at the Whittwood Branch. Announcement should be out in a few weeks.

  3. linda kulm on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Mr. Hodel, I am currently reading most evil, and something on page 201 jumped out at me….as you are recalling a phone conversation with your dad, he says “Steven this is your father speaking” isn’t that how the zodiac addressed a lot of his letters to the police and editors of the papers? just wondering, like I said it literally jumped out as I was reading it. let me know what you think

  4. Steve Hodel on September 18, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Linda K: Yes, I mention that connection either in ME or in my blogs. Had no real meaning to me until I saw the opening intro by Zodiac in many of his letters. Definitely got my attention. Jumped out at me too. Best, Steve

  5. John Ayers on September 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Any chance that your upcoming presentations can be taped/recorded and posted on your blog?

  6. Steve Hodel on September 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

    John A: Would not work well as just audio due to the presentation being almost totally visual. You really need to see the photos/graphics to understand their linkage to the crime. Best, Steve

  7. Kathy on September 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    This makes me wish I still had my Aunts living in Los Angeles area as then I may have been able to attend some of your presentations. Alas most all of my family in that area are now deceased. I don’t recall seeing “L’Equivoque” before. To me it really looks like it could have been Elizabeth Short and it was known by a few people that her real hair color was reddish brown not raven black as she liked to dye it. It looks like this could truly be another inspiration from Man Ray and that your father would have certainly included it in his [murder as a fine]”art”.
    Looking forward to the next book. Although I read the play last year or so it still haunts me somehow.
    Also looking forward to the lab findings from Buster’s alerts.
    Best Wishes Always!

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