VoK 269: The Black Dahlia (Part 1)


Thomas (FTWard), Julia (No True Lady) and Bina007 discuss the social context and discovery of the horrific murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, 1947 as well as recapping what we know of the victim’s life. The next episode will discuss the suspects in the murder then and now.

We would like to warn listeners that the subject matter we discuss is extremely graphic and disturbing. This is not suitable listening for minors and those of a sensitive disposition should consider whether to continue. We also want to emphasise that we have great sympathy and respect for Elizabeth Short, the victim. When we discuss details of her murder it is to better understand the mindset of the murderer. We also discuss details of Miss Short’s life, but in no way agree with the sensationalist contemporary media coverage of her. Rather, the fact that this took place is an interesting aspect of the social history of the time and worthy of investigation in itself.

Music credit: the original soundtrack of the film The Black Dahlia by Mark Isham.

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