TNT’s I Am the Night & the Black Dahlia: Based on a true story of Hollywood murder, deviant sex, & Surrealist art.

The true story of Hollywood’s infamous 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, aka “the Black Dahlia”, is so much stranger than you would think. It is an unsolved tale of Surrealist art, aberrant sex, madness, murder and creative rejection.

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Elizabeth Short mugshot.
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Sidewalk view of where Elizabeth Short’s body was found.
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Short’s body covered by investigators at the crime scene.
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Short’s torso. The brutality was unparalleled.
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Main angle of how the murderer posed Short.
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Short’s body from the opposite angle.
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Elizabeth Short in life.
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Elizabeth Short’s funeral.
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January 21, 1947 FBI Bulletin looking for information and leads.
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Robert “Red” Manley.
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Mark Hansen.
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Dr. Patrick S. O’Reilly.
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Dr. George Hill Hodel 1949 mugshot after being booked for incest against his 14-year-old daughter Tamar.
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Steve Hodel claims these photos are Elizabeth Short. They were found in his father’s effects.
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André Masson. “Mannequin”. Original negative 1938. 18.3 x 13.8 cm. The Getty Museum.
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Man Ray. “Noir et Blanche”. Photograph appearing in French Vogue, 1926. Model Kiki de Montparnasse.
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A game of Exquisite Corpse hanging at the Dali Museum.
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Man Ray. “Les Invendables.” 1969. Lithograph.
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Man Ray. “Venus Restauree.” 1936. Gelatin silver print. 16.5 x 11.4 cm. The Getty.
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Marcel Duchamp. “Nude Descending a Staircase.” 1912. Oil on canvas. 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 in.
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Minotaure issue 7. 1935.
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Man Ray. “A l’heure de l’observatoire: les amoureux.” Offset lithograph.
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Stabbing wound on Elizabeth Short’s right hip. It does look like artist cross-hatching.
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The Chicago case.

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Former Contributing editor thefourohfive.com/film … Staff writer CitizenTruth.org . half of Real Monsters podcast. #crime , #truecrime : haubr.wess@gmail.com

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