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KPCC on “James Ellroy Presents: Elizabeth” at the LA Police Museum
James Ellroy Presents: Elizabeth, at the LA Police Museum

"James Ellroy, LA crime novelist, welcomes the media to a preview of the newly constructed exhibit, 'Elizabeth -LAPD’s 65-year crusade to capture Beth Short’s Killer.' The exhibition features actual case materials, never before seen in public, from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 1947 investigation of Elizabeth Short’s murder. As the presenting sponsor, Ellroy will interpret the case materials as well as his fictional 1987 treatment of the case in his bestselling novel, The Black Dahlia."

 

Article and directions to the exhibit at www.scpr.org

 


NBC-4 on “James Ellroy Presents: Elizabeth” at the LA Police Museum
"James Ellroy Presents: Elizabeth," at LA Police Museum

"When Ellroy, a long time supporter of the LAPD, proposed the museum open up and exhibit the LAPD's deep 'Black Dahlia' file, the department agreed to share case materials never before seen in public, hoping to shed light on the real nature of the decades-long investigation.

'There's nothing gruesome. It's not a ghoul show,' said Glynn Martin, the museum's executive director. 'We want to restore integrity to a record that has drifted off track.'

The exhibit, 'James Ellroy Presents: Elizabeth -- LAPD's 65-year crusade to capture Beth Short's killer,' opens Friday with a sold-out evening of conversation and hors d'oeuvres with Ellroy himself, who will take ticketed guests for a personal tour of the exhibition."

...read the article on the NBC-4 website