September 26, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
Like things that go bump in the night? Do spirits haunt certain buildings and homes?
Does Elizabeth “Black Dahlia’s” spirit walk the hallways of the hundred-year-old Biltmore Hotel in DTLA?
I’m planning on tuning in tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 27) to hear what researcher/hosts Hadley Mendelsohn and Alyssa Fiorentino of the popular podcast show Dark House-House Beautiful have discovered as relates to L.A.’s most infamous murder–THE BLACK DAHLIA. (Part II follows next Wednesday, October 4th, which happens to be my brother Kelvin’s (Kelly’s) 82nd birthday. We are Irish twins, so we get to be the same age for one month a year. Happy early birthday, bro!)
Part I airs Wed. September 27, 2023
I listened to Part I last night. The research was well-reported; Host Hadley Mendelsohn has done a “deep dive” into the victim Elizabeth Short’s background and early years in her reportage. Also, she provided a nice background and history of Los Angeles and the Biltmore Hotel, which is just turning one hundred years old. Pleased that she was able to help dispel the myth of “The Missing Week” by identifying many of the witnesses that saw Elizabeth that week and reporting the actions of LAPD officer Meryl McBride’s with the victim on the afternoon of January 14, 1947, in DTLA, just 12 hours before her torture/murder. Looking forward to next week’s program (Wed October 4, 2023) where the co-hosts indicated they will be providing a history of the Hollywood Sowden/Franklin House, 5121 Franklin Ave. Hollywood; as well as its owner (1945-1950) Dr. George Hill Hodel. It is clear from tonight’s broadcast that Hadley has DONE HER HOMEWORK.