December 6, 2019
Los Angeles, California
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. 1- 1947-8
In 1947, just months after the sensational newspaper reportage
of the January 15, Elizabeth Short “Black Dahlia Murder” followed three weeks later and linked to a second crime, the February 10, Jeanne French, “Red Lipstick Murder”–Ray Bradbury wrote his mystery-fiction short story- Summer Night.
At the time of the murders, Ray Bradbury had been living and
writing in Los Angeles, for over a decade and had decided to make it his permanent residence for the rest of his long and distinguished career.
In Bradbury’s Summer Night, a city is being terrorized by a serial-killer who within a two-week period has slain two women and left their bodies in public view. In his tale of terror, Bradbury calls his suspect, “The Lipstick Killer” who has left his unique mark on both of his female victims’ bodies by writing using Orange Lipstick.
Shortly after the publication of Bradbury’s short story, it was adapted to radio and aired the following year (1948) as a Suspense radio dramatization starring actress Ida Lupino.
SUMMER NIGHT (Adaptation from Bradbury short story 1948-click below)
Bradbury Event No. 2- 1953
Ray Bradbury is contacted by legendary film director John Huston (A life long and close friend to Dr. George Hill Hodel and formerly married for seven years to George’s ex-wife, Dorothy “Dorero” Huston Hodel and mother to my two brothers Mike and Kelvin and myself.) Huston hires Bradbury to come to Ireland and write the screenplay for his next film, MOBY DICK. Bradbury agrees and in addition to the script writes his own book, Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel of Ray Bradbury’s Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland.
John Huston Dorothy Huston Hodel
Excerpt from Wikipedia on Bradbury book, Green Shadows White Whale:
Bradbury Event No. 3- 1982
Mike Hodel interviews Ray Bradbury for new TV show SF Hour 25
(Brother Mike, is narrating this video, sadly died in 1986, at the young age of 47, from brain cancer, just three short years after this video was made.)
Bradbury Event No. 4- 2004
In 2004, a year after the publication of my first book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, I was honored to co-host a talk at a La Quinta Roundtable West luncheon in Palm Desert, California with novelist Ray Bradbury. We each spoke on our separate writings followed by and audience Q&A.
Bradbury/Hodel- A Sixty Year Synchronicity