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The Black Dahlia

The book The Black Dahlia was made into the movie The Black Dahlia.

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Book details for The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia was written by James Ellroy. The book was published in 1987 by Warner Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

James Ellroy also wrote Brown's Requiem (1981), Blood on the Moon (1984) and L.A. Confidential (1990).

 

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On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in Californ... Read More
On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both LA cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy underside of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl's twisted life.

"Passionate, violent, frustrating...imaginative and bizarre." (Los Angeles Times)

"Building like a symphony, this is a wonderful, complicated, but accessible tale of ambition, insanity, passion and deceit." (Publishers Weekly)

Movie details for The Black Dahlia

The movie was released in 2006 and directed by Brian De Palma, who also directed Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Casualties of War (1989), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Fatale (1992) and Carlito's Way (1993). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner, Graham Norris, Pepe Serna, Noel Arthur, David McDivitt, Anthony Russell, Michael P. Flannigan, William Finley, Joost Scholte, Rose McGowan, Laura Kightlinger, Angus MacInnes, Fiona Shaw, Victor McGuire, Steven Koller (II) and Kevin Dunn.

 

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