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Hollywood & Crime

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Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history.

 In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same time.

 In Young Charlie, internationally acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (AvatarDon’t Breathe) joins Tracy for the story behind the making of mass murderer, Charles Manson. Young Charlie takes us on a unique journey, investigating Manson’s unlikely path from his troubled childhood in rural West Virginia to the night in August 1969 when he sent his followers out to commit the most notorious crime in Hollywood history.

You can also find The Wonderland Murders here, Tracy and writer/director Larry Brand (Halloween Resurrection, The Drifter) journey back to 1981 – when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. 

Latest Episodes

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From Wondery, a new true crime series will immerse you in both the glamour and the underbelly of Hollywood in the 20th century. In season one, Tracy Pattin reopens the murder of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia, and seven other similar cases around the same time. Premieres January 6th. Subscribe today on smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime

4 MIN2016 DEC 20
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1 | Bathtub Murder

When beautiful young heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found dead in her luxurious Sunset Strip apartment, police assumed it was just a tragic accident. The housekeepers discovered her body submerged face down in the bathtub with the hot water tap still on. Her father in New York speculated her heart had failed, and she drowned in the bath water. But after a delay of thirty hours, the autopsy report told another story. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNC...

33 MIN2017 JAN 6
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1 | Bathtub Murder

2 | Generous Georgette

After young oil heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found raped and strangled in her Sunset Strip apartment, police turned their attention to the famous Hollywood Canteen, where she volunteered as a junior hostess. A soldier referred to as the Jitterbug Dancer quickly became Suspect #1. But he was just the first of many suspects. Although hostesses were strictly forbidden to socialize with servicemen, it turned out Georgette allowed dozens of men to sleep over and that she'd been generous with both her time and money. Perhaps generous to a fault? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited repo...

32 MIN2017 JAN 6
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2 | Generous Georgette

3 | White Gardenia

Early one morning, a young boy and his dog stumbled upon the body of a woman lying on a golf course. Her name was Ora Murray, and she’d been strangled and mutilated – a white gardenia corsage still pinned to her tattered dress. In Los Angeles to visit family, Ora had gone out dancing one night at the Zenda Ballroom with her sister Latona. There they met a good-looking, friendly man, who offered to take the sisters on a tour of Hollywood in his car. Latona went home to her husband. Ora drove away with the man into the night. It was the last time she was seen alive. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

38 MIN2017 JAN 13
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3 | White Gardenia

4 | Vampire Slayer

Two women are found mutilated and murdered in downtown Los Angeles. One woman’s body was lying in the doorway of the closet at the Barclay Hotel. Her leg had been hacked off at the knee; her ankle and foot tossed aside. A few hours later the second woman’s body was discovered at the Joyce Hotel. Her left breast had been severed and she had been sliced open from throat to abdomen. An APB went out for a tall thin man, whom the press would dub the Vampire Slayer – for good reason. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/...

37 MIN2017 JAN 20
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4 | Vampire Slayer

5 | Jane Doe

January 15, 1947: The body of a young woman was found in a vacant lot south of Hollywood. Mutilated, completely sliced in two at the waist and drained of blood, her face was slashed into the infamous “Glasgow smile.” The head of Los Angeles’ Homicide Squad called her murder one of the most brutal killings in the city’s history. It took a search of FBI fingerprint files to identify her. She was Elizabeth Short, a star-struck twenty-two-year old from Massachusetts. Although not famous in real life, in death she became the most famous cold case of all time. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial wit...

34 MIN2017 JAN 27
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5 | Jane Doe

6 | Black Dahlia

Homicide detectives and reporters retraced Elizabeth Short’s steps prior to her body being discovered in Los Angeles on January 15th. Her mother, back in Massachusetts, told investigators that “Betty” had been living in San Diego. She was also traced to Long Beach, where regulars at a drugstore called her the Black Dahlia, because of the way she dressed and wore her hair. The Black Dahlia nickname captured the public’s attention and stuck. Betty was last seen on January 8th leaving San Diego with a man named Red. But where was Red now? And was he the killer? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial...

36 MIN2017 FEB 3
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6 | Black Dahlia

7 | Red Herring

Police investigators closed in on Suspect #1 in the sadistic murder of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia. The man they sought was Robert “Red” Manley – identified when he used his real name to check into a Pacific Coast Highway motel with Short on January 8th. That was just the first of many mistakes Red made, including lying to his wife. After his arrest, Red was questioned and given two lie detector tests. But was he guilty of more than cheating on Harriette? Police tried to piece together the Black Dahlia’s missing week, January 9th thru the 15th. Was she drugged and held in some secret place – a warehouse, an abandoned building? A torture chamber? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 of...

40 MIN2017 FEB 10
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7 | Red Herring

8 | Werewolves

“Werewolves Leave a Trail of Women Murders in L.A.” Only eight days after Elizabeth Short’s body was found Herald-Express reporter Agness Underwood connected the Black Dahlia with an ever-growing list of high profile cold cases, including those of Georgette Bauerdorf and White Gardenia victim Ora Murray. Then a package arrived at the city post office containing Miss Short’s personal effects and a message made up of words and letters cut out of newspapers. “Here is Dahlia’s belongings. Letter to follow.” Perhaps the killer was getting ready to turn himself in? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

40 MIN2017 FEB 17
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8 | Werewolves

9 | The Lipstick Murder

On February 10th a woman’s body was found lying in the weeds in a desolate area called “the Moors.” Her face had been beaten to a pulp, and the killer had slashed her face across the mouth from ear to ear – a gruesome reminder of Elizabeth Short’s murder. Police suspected the same person might have killed both women. This latest victim was Jeanne French, once a celebrity known as the Flying Nurse. Her husband, Frank French, was instantly the prime suspect. Then a corporal at Fort Dix, New Jersey confessed to the Dahlia’s murder, and all bets were off – again. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

34 MIN2017 FEB 24
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9 | The Lipstick Murder

Latest Episodes

Coming Soon

From Wondery, a new true crime series will immerse you in both the glamour and the underbelly of Hollywood in the 20th century. In season one, Tracy Pattin reopens the murder of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia, and seven other similar cases around the same time. Premieres January 6th. Subscribe today on smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime

4 MIN2016 DEC 20
Comments
Coming Soon

1 | Bathtub Murder

When beautiful young heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found dead in her luxurious Sunset Strip apartment, police assumed it was just a tragic accident. The housekeepers discovered her body submerged face down in the bathtub with the hot water tap still on. Her father in New York speculated her heart had failed, and she drowned in the bath water. But after a delay of thirty hours, the autopsy report told another story. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/Crime We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @HollywoodNC...

33 MIN2017 JAN 6
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1 | Bathtub Murder

2 | Generous Georgette

After young oil heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found raped and strangled in her Sunset Strip apartment, police turned their attention to the famous Hollywood Canteen, where she volunteered as a junior hostess. A soldier referred to as the Jitterbug Dancer quickly became Suspect #1. But he was just the first of many suspects. Although hostesses were strictly forbidden to socialize with servicemen, it turned out Georgette allowed dozens of men to sleep over and that she'd been generous with both her time and money. Perhaps generous to a fault? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited repo...

32 MIN2017 JAN 6
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2 | Generous Georgette

3 | White Gardenia

Early one morning, a young boy and his dog stumbled upon the body of a woman lying on a golf course. Her name was Ora Murray, and she’d been strangled and mutilated – a white gardenia corsage still pinned to her tattered dress. In Los Angeles to visit family, Ora had gone out dancing one night at the Zenda Ballroom with her sister Latona. There they met a good-looking, friendly man, who offered to take the sisters on a tour of Hollywood in his car. Latona went home to her husband. Ora drove away with the man into the night. It was the last time she was seen alive. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

38 MIN2017 JAN 13
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3 | White Gardenia

4 | Vampire Slayer

Two women are found mutilated and murdered in downtown Los Angeles. One woman’s body was lying in the doorway of the closet at the Barclay Hotel. Her leg had been hacked off at the knee; her ankle and foot tossed aside. A few hours later the second woman’s body was discovered at the Joyce Hotel. Her left breast had been severed and she had been sliced open from throat to abdomen. An APB went out for a tall thin man, whom the press would dub the Vampire Slayer – for good reason. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial with unlimited reports for just $1 when you visit them here: www.BeenVerified.com/...

37 MIN2017 JAN 20
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4 | Vampire Slayer

5 | Jane Doe

January 15, 1947: The body of a young woman was found in a vacant lot south of Hollywood. Mutilated, completely sliced in two at the waist and drained of blood, her face was slashed into the infamous “Glasgow smile.” The head of Los Angeles’ Homicide Squad called her murder one of the most brutal killings in the city’s history. It took a search of FBI fingerprint files to identify her. She was Elizabeth Short, a star-struck twenty-two-year old from Massachusetts. Although not famous in real life, in death she became the most famous cold case of all time. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial wit...

34 MIN2017 JAN 27
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5 | Jane Doe

6 | Black Dahlia

Homicide detectives and reporters retraced Elizabeth Short’s steps prior to her body being discovered in Los Angeles on January 15th. Her mother, back in Massachusetts, told investigators that “Betty” had been living in San Diego. She was also traced to Long Beach, where regulars at a drugstore called her the Black Dahlia, because of the way she dressed and wore her hair. The Black Dahlia nickname captured the public’s attention and stuck. Betty was last seen on January 8th leaving San Diego with a man named Red. But where was Red now? And was he the killer? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day trial...

36 MIN2017 FEB 3
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6 | Black Dahlia

7 | Red Herring

Police investigators closed in on Suspect #1 in the sadistic murder of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia. The man they sought was Robert “Red” Manley – identified when he used his real name to check into a Pacific Coast Highway motel with Short on January 8th. That was just the first of many mistakes Red made, including lying to his wife. After his arrest, Red was questioned and given two lie detector tests. But was he guilty of more than cheating on Harriette? Police tried to piece together the Black Dahlia’s missing week, January 9th thru the 15th. Was she drugged and held in some secret place – a warehouse, an abandoned building? A torture chamber? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 of...

40 MIN2017 FEB 10
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7 | Red Herring

8 | Werewolves

“Werewolves Leave a Trail of Women Murders in L.A.” Only eight days after Elizabeth Short’s body was found Herald-Express reporter Agness Underwood connected the Black Dahlia with an ever-growing list of high profile cold cases, including those of Georgette Bauerdorf and White Gardenia victim Ora Murray. Then a package arrived at the city post office containing Miss Short’s personal effects and a message made up of words and letters cut out of newspapers. “Here is Dahlia’s belongings. Letter to follow.” Perhaps the killer was getting ready to turn himself in? New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

40 MIN2017 FEB 17
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8 | Werewolves

9 | The Lipstick Murder

On February 10th a woman’s body was found lying in the weeds in a desolate area called “the Moors.” Her face had been beaten to a pulp, and the killer had slashed her face across the mouth from ear to ear – a gruesome reminder of Elizabeth Short’s murder. Police suspected the same person might have killed both women. This latest victim was Jeanne French, once a celebrity known as the Flying Nurse. Her husband, Frank French, was instantly the prime suspect. Then a corporal at Fort Dix, New Jersey confessed to the Dahlia’s murder, and all bets were off – again. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: www.blueapron.com/LACrime Audible - Get a 30-day trial and a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/LACrime Casper - Get $50 off any mattress when you visit them here: www.casper.com/LACrime Been Verified: Get a 5-day t...

34 MIN2017 FEB 24
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9 | The Lipstick Murder