Elizabeth Short was a star-struck young beauty whose body was found severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She will be forever remembered as The Black Dahlia! Her sadist murder remains perhaps THE most infamous unsolved case
The Gangster Squad movie just opened… In life, cheeky Mickey Cohen called this elite LAPD intelligence unit the “Stupidity Squad.” Here are a few of my thoughts in an article I just wrote for Biography.com about the real Mickey Cohen,
The Mickey Cohen of Boston, James “Whitey” Bulger, 81, legendary fugitive mobster, has just been apprehended – after more than 15 years on the lam & an international manhunt. Whitey surrendered at his rent-controlled apartment, 3 blocks from the Pacific, in pricey, pristine Santa Monica,
Built in 1971, the Japanese reactors that are tragically melting down, as well as 23 others in the US, are designs from the sixties! From GE, they were dubbed the Mark I, and marketed as less expensive and easy to build.
Replaced by freeways, Los Angeles commuters of the 1950s and earlier fondly referred to their unique narrow-gauge streetcars as “yellow cars.” By the mid-fifties, there were six of these yellow car lines being operated by the Los Angeles Transit Lines,