June 25, 2020 Los Angeles A scene from “Once Upon A Time..in Hollywood” (2019) “Sharon Tate” (actor Margot Robbie) embraces the Maltese Falcon sculpture in Beverly Hills store as Tarantino pay’s homage to the classic 1941 classic John Huston film. The original “Black Bird” was designed by George Hodel and John Huston’s long time friend…

Read More

June 5, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just two days after interviewing witness Connie Starr regarding her sighting of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short, DA Lt. Frank Jemison and LAPD homicide detective-sergeant Finis Brown obtained a second interview substantiating Connie’s statements. As a follow-up to the Starr interview, of January 26, 1950, both detectives met and interviewed…

Read More

May 1, 2020 Los Angeles, California Happy May Day! LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova” I had some fun making this one. This is a fifteen-minute video comparing the life of Michael Connelly’s fictional Detective III Harry Bosch with my own real-life story.…

Read More

April 21, 2020 Los Angeles, California I was going through some boxes from storage yesterday and came across a box of  LAPD Retirement goodies.  Hard to believe its been thirty-four years, but there you have it. Back then, and I assume it continues through this day, most officers had a “retirement party” gathered for food…

Read More