June 1, 2020
Los Angeles, California
“Connie (Starr) stated that she was invited to dinner at Mark Hansen’s by Ann Toth on Saturday, January 11, 1947. That the three of them (Hansen, Toth and Starr) had dinner together and shortly after dinner about 9 PM, Beth Short, and her boyfriend, a young kid with brown hair, arrived. ”
Lt. Frank Jemison Memo
(Excerpt Connie Starr interview Jan 26, 1950)
Included in the LADA Lt. Jemison secret Black Dahlia files is a Memo documenting an interview conducted by Lt. Frank Jemison with Connie Starr, an actress/friend of victim Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short. (Reproduced below in full from secret files.)
Lt. Jemison/Connie Starr Interview
(Connie Starr apartment 4 miles from DA office at Hall of Justice.)
Below is scanned copy of original in DA File
Below map shows location of then 1947 residence of Mark Hansen (at the rear of Florentine Gardens which was partially owned by Hansen) where Elizabeth Short and unknown “young date” stopped to visit and spoke with Hansen, Toth and Starr on January 11, 1947 at approximately 9 PM.
Mark Hansen residence, 6024 Carlos Ave, Hollywood. (Behind his club, Florentine Gardens)
JANUARY 11, 1947 9 PM
Connie Starr Elizabeth Short Mark Hansen Ann Toth “young kid brown hair”?
Miss Connie Starr was a working actress and personal friend of actress Ann Toth who was living at the Mark Hansen residence. Both knew Elizabeth Short who also resided at the same location for several months in late 1946.
This documented 13th sighting is now added to the previous 12 separate sightings of Short during her so-called “Missing Week” and is the thirteenth independent witness confirming Elizabeth Short was alive on 1-11-1947 is further proof that THERE WAS NO MISSING WEEK. (See excerpt from BDA II (2014) for additional witness statements and sightings during the week of January 9-14, 1947.)
SKH Note updated 6/2/2020:
Here is the original reference excerpted from BDA II (2014) where I mention the Connie Starr interview, however, it was inadvertently omitted by me in the “Chronological Witness Sightings of Elizabeth Short’s so-called, “Missing Week” (BDA II page 206). (Note in my original reportage I mention a link of Connie Starr to Ann Toth and Marion Herwood Keyes (George Hodel’s personal secretary) in the filming of, Arch of Triumph (1948).
BDA II (2014) page 41: