Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2004
Paperless Archives (http://www.paperlessarchives.com) has announced the publishing of FBI files covering the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia Murder.
On January 15, 1947, the severed body of Elizabeth Short was found in a vacant lot in Los Angeles, at 3800 Norton Ave, near 39th Street. Elizabeth Short went to Hollywood three years earlier, seeking a career as a movie actress. Instead, Elizabeth, or Betty as she was known in her hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, ended up working a series of odd-jobs. Ironically her murder at the age of 22, has made her one of the most famous women in the history of Los Angeles, staring in the role of the victim in Los Angeles' most famous unsolved murder case.
Sensational news stories filled Los Angeles newspapers for months after the murder. Hearst's Herald-Express was especially consumed with the Black Dahlia case. About fifty men and women came forward over the coming weeks to confess to the Black Dahlia murder. They were known as "Confessing Sams" at the time. According to Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Brian Carr, who inherited the case in 1996, all who confessed were ruled out as serious suspects. As it is policy with the Los Angeles Police Department that any case that is not solved is an open case, the LAPD Black Dahlia murder files are barred from the view of anyone other than the current detective assigned to the case. This makes the ability to view the FBI files on this famous case that much more valuable.
Currently film director Brian De Palma is in pre-production of an adaptation of James EllroyÂs crime novel , ÂThe Black DahliaÂ, which uses the famous murder as a backdrop for a tale of 1940Âs Los Angeles.
A complete description and sample pages from the set can be found at http://www.paperlessarchives.com/blackdahlia.html
About Paperless Archives:
Paperless Archives, http://www.paperlessarchives.com, provides access to hundreds of thousands of pages of once secret historical documents, photos, and recordings.
Materials cover Presidencies, Historical Figures, Historical Events, Celebrities, Organized Crime, Politics, Military Operations, Famous Crimes, Intelligence Gathering, Espionage, Civil Rights, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and more.
Source material from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Secret Service, National Security Council, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Justice, National Archive Records and Administration, and Presidential Libraries.
# # #