December 28, 2019 Los Angeles, California Entertainment Weekly’s current (January 2020) edition picks Zak Levitt’s production of ROOT OF EVIL: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia Murder as one the three  2019’s podcasts, “WE COULDN’T TURN DOWN.” Congrats to Zak and his team at Cadence 13. “…this haunting docuseries is a…

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December 22, 2019 Los Angeles, California (Updated from an earlier FAQ 69 posted on 3/29/2008)  Mrs. X’s—1945 Letters from the Grave On the back of the thick brown envelope, the handwritten note read, “NOT TO BE TAMPERED WITH OR OPENED BY ANYONE EXCEPT ——-.” The writer, a young married woman, distraught with hands shaking, had…

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December 8, 2019 Los Angeles I recently received this “heads up” email from an astute reader, “Bill S.”               Here’s an oddity, Steve: A long-forgotten 1947 PRC murder mystery, “Heartaches” from 1947. www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64CkQUryMc Take a look beginning at around 13:38 in. Is this the first movie reference to the…

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December 6, 2019 Los Angeles, California Mike Hodel and Ray Bradbury on “Hour 25 SFTV” (1982) photo by Steve Moore  Synchronicity (German: Synchronizität) is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Bradbury Event No.…

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