Los Angeles, California
October 9, 2016
Below article by journalist Brie Dyas, featuring the Sowden/Franklin appeared in Veranda Magazine’s October 7, 2016 edition.
Peek Inside The “Mayan” Home Where Old Hollywood Loved To Party
The unusual house also played a part in a real-life mystery.
Sowden/Hodel Franklin House, 5121 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA
“…The home’s later owner, Dr. George Hodel, became a prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder. Though there was no proof to support the claim against the surgeon, the rumor was enough to lend the propriety an air of notoriety.”
Brie Dyas, Veranda Magazine
7 October 2016
Author Note to journalist and self-professed “Vintage Addict” Brie Dyas. For a cursory documentation of “proofs,” which included Dr. Hodel’s own 1950 tape-recorded confession to the Black Dahlia Murder and other crimes as alleged by the DA and LAPD, see Dr. George Hill Hodel. (For more extensive summary my website: www.stevehodel.com
The Sowden/Franklin House is currently (October 2016) listed on the market with an asking price of $4,795.000.00 See link to listing agent for additional photos of residence. (George Hodel purchased the home in 1945 for the outlandish asking price of $37,500.)
Here is a “Then and Now” photo showing library area of the home.
THEN (Dr. George Hill Hodel at his desk, 1950) NOW (2016)
See link HERE for additional photographs provided by Real Estate Broker