April 6, 2017
Los Angeles, California
In recent weeks I have received numerous inquiries asking if the film footage that aired back in 2003 on Dateline and again in 2005 on 48 Hours CBS “Black Dahlia Confidential” (an hour show covering my investigation) was in fact that of the victim, Elizabeth Short?
YouTube Elizabeth Short VJ Day Footage HERE.
Based on past and updated investigative findings since that show originally aired, my short answer is- YES. I do believe that the woman filmed and seen riding in the open convertible on Hollywood Blvd on VJ Day, August 6, 1945 is in fact, the only known motion picture footage of Elizabeth Short in existence.
Judge for yourself?
Here’s the original FAQ as a PDF and a link to the YouTube summary as well.
FAQ53 as a PDF