Thursday, February 27, 2014
San Marino, California
Presented my updated Black Dahlia Avenger II investigation last night at the San Marino Library.
Sixty-plus souls braved the threat of rain to turnout and hear and view my updated 2014 Black Dahlia Investigation PowerPoint presentation.
It was my first opportunity to publicly present the Sowden/House House Soil Analysis results, which confirmed both Cadaver dog Buster’s and the orginal 1950 DA/LAPD detectives’ suspicions that human remains might be buried “on or near the property.”
San Marino Library has a beautiful facility and I would recommend those of you that live in or near the area to check it out. See the below schedule of upcoming Events, which include several author talks on film legend, John Wayne and a bus Field Trip on April 16, to Hollywood with a possible visit/drive-by of our former family home, the Sowden/Hodel residence. See details at: http://crowellpubliclibrary.org
As a P.S. to my talk I presented the audience with a little known and recently discovered finding that related directly to their town- San Marino.
I discovered that my father contracted the well known architect, Rudolph Schindler to design some furniture for his 1940 residence. At that time he was leasing
a home at 1800 Huntington Drive, San Marino. The property was built in 1936, and was the San Marino Woman’s Club, which he apparently leased as his residence.
How ironic that 74-years later I would be asked to speak directly next door to my father’s former home–on the same property! (See photos below)
Original Schindler diagrams for Hodel furniture are at the UC Santa Barbara Archives for the Schindler Papers.