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Gemma Taccogna: A Fred Sexton Survivor and Artist Extraordinaire

September 28, 2019 Los Angeles, California Gemma Taccogna  Born May 10, 1923-Died May 8, 2007 RIP GEMMA “Spring Flowers” by Gemma In the summer of 2003, just a few months after the publication of my first book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, I was invited to give an author book signing in Torrance,…

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Fred Sexton’s Macabre Painting, “Death of Monalita” Revisited- A Footprint-Thoughtprint?

September 26, 2019 Los Angeles, California Once again, like so many times in the past, a reader comes through with some excellent sleuthing. Fred Sexton’s “The Death of Monalita” (1955) Above  graphic showing highlighted blue shoe created by my good friend, mystery writer and retired Dallas Police Officer Robert J. Sadler Fred Sexton c. 1946 The…

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Coast to Coast AM Live Radio Interview Sunday SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: Award Winning Journalist George Knapp and Steve Hodel Dicuss “Black Dahlia Investigation 2019”

September 24, 2019 Los Angeles, California ATTENTION NIGHT OWLS! Mark your calendars for late-night radio Coast to Coast AM this coming Sunday, September 29th, 11 pm to 2 am. (Normally they do two separate 90-minute segments, not sure yet if I will be first or second “on the runway”? I will be updating listeners to…

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Fred Sexton’s Modernist Painting “Death of Monalita” Becomes Fourth Post Black Dahlia Artwork Believed Linked to 1947 Murder- A Sexton Confession On Canvas?

  September 21, 2019 Los Angeles, California Before examining this new linkage, I would recommend that readers review Fred Sexton’s biography as summarized in my original blog of July 2007. Fred Sexton Bio 1907-1995 HERE As outlined in Fred Sexton’s biography we discover that prior to his painting the “Death of Monalita” in 1955,  Fred…

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KLBJ-FM 93.7 Austin Texas Rock DJ’s, Dale, Bob and Matt, Interview Me on “Black Dahlia Avenger” and “In The Mesquite” Investigations

September 18, 2019 Los Angeles, California Enjoyed early morning interview with Rock Hosts Dale, Bob and Matt from Austin Rock radio KLBJ-FM  93.7. Check it out below. Dale Dudley, Bob and Matt,  of Austin’s KLBJ  Dale Dudley Rock Show,  Interviewed me this morning on my Black Dahlia Avenger and In The Mesquite murder investigations.  (18…

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Has A DownUnder Reader Discovered A “Not So Over-The-Top” New Surrealist Artist William Copley Black Dahlia Art Clew Riddle Further Linking Dr. Hodel’s Historic Sowden House As 1947 Crime Scene?

September 9, 2019 Los Angeles, California “It is Midnight Dr. _____. ” (Oil on canvas) by William Copley (1961)  Reproduced from the Mark Nelson/Sarah Bayliss book, Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder. On page 145, regarding the Copley painting, the authors write: “Copley was living in France and in frequent contact with Man…

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Fototeka/House of Lucie DTLA Exhibit of Archival LAPD Crime Scenes (1920s-1960s) and Black Dahlia-LA Lone Woman Murders Author Talk Well Received- Photo Exhibit Extended to SEPT 15th

August 31, 2019 Los Angeles, California My sincere thanks to the fifty-plus attendees who braved the DTLA rush hour traffic to attend last Thursday night’s Fototeka crime scene exhibit and my talk/Q&A at the House of Lucie Art Gallery. The photo exhibit remains on display until September 15, 2019 A special THANK YOU to the…

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