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New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hodel


1947 “Heartaches” First Big Screen Film (PRC Pictures) To Reference Black Dahlia Murder Just Five Months After Crime Occurred

December 8, 2019 Los Angeles I recently received this “heads up” email from an astute reader, “Bill S.”               Here’s an oddity, Steve: A long-forgotten 1947 PRC murder mystery, “Heartaches” from 1947. Take a look beginning at around 13:38 in. Is this the first movie reference to the…

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Author Ray Bradbury and a Hodel Quartet of Synchronicities- 1948-1953-1982-2004

December 6, 2019 Los Angeles, California Mike Hodel and Ray Bradbury on “Hour 25 SFTV” (1982) photo by Steve Moore  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.…

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A Little Levity: GuthrieGate and Author’s LAPD Pre Employment Mug Shot

November 20, 2019 Los Angeles, California Time for a little levity. Levity No. 1 First, as some readers may know, the great American folk singer/songwriter, Woody Guthrie was (like many other celebrities of his day) whispered to be, “a suspect in the Black Dahlia Murder.” The “Guthrie investigation” lasted about ten minutes. Just about as…

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Professor Roland Giolli Dies At 85: Respected Neurobiologist Provided Key Information Corroborating LAPD Chief Parker’s Knowledge That Dr. George Hodel Was The Black Dahlia Killer

November 9, 2019 Los Angeles, California Roland Andrew Giolli  PhD 1934-2019 Professor Roland Giolli at his microscope (Photo courtesy of and taken by his son, Mark) This morning I received an email notification from Mark Giolli, the son of Professor Roland Giolli, informing me that his father passed away some five months ago. Sad news.…

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LAPD’s Sgt. Joe “Just The Facts” Friday of Dragnet Fame (Actor Jack Webb) Provides Second Account Corroborating That Black Dahlia Killer was Dr. George Hill Hodel

October 31, 2019 (Halloween) Los Angeles, California Actor Jack Webb in the role of LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday Click on graphic for Dragnet Introduction (1 minute) This is the city. Los Angeles, California. Population four million. It was a brisk Holloween Eve and I was working the night watch out of my home office when…

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“Professor X” Discovers a Seventy-Year-Old Major “Thoughtprint”- Man Ray 1948 Drawing Depicts A Couple Witnessing a Nude Woman Being Sexually Assaulted in the Courtyard of Dr. George Hodel’s Sowden/Franklin Residence (1947 Black Dahlia Crime Scene)

October 22, 2019 Los Angeles, California BACKGROUND: 1948 Gift from Man Ray to Dr. George Hodel Man Ray sculpture, “Objet de mon affection- L’oculiste” 13 ¼ x 8 x1 ½” created in 1944 and gifted to his good friend Dr. George Hill Hodel in 1948 just after the publication of Alphabet For Adults (Copley Galleries,…

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Author Interview with Journalist Zack Kopp-“George Hodel’s Exquisite Corpse(s): Beyond The Black Dahlia”: Setting The Record Straight On Miniseries, “I Am The Night”

October 19, 2019 Los Angeles, California GEORGE HODEL’S EXQUISITE CORPSE(S): BEYOND THE BLACK DAHLIA Here is a link to a just-posted interview I did with journalist Zack Kopp which deals with my overall investigations and setting the record straight regarding the fictional miniseries, I Am the Night. Here is the lead to Zack’s interview: Former…

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