“The dark side of the City of Angels”
L.A. Noir Casebook
Red Lipstick Murder
The brutal murder of Jeanne French came just a few months after the Black Dahlia’s death. Known as the Red Lipstick Murder, it too would go unsolved.
Was the disappearance of aspiring actress Jean Spangler somehow connected to Hollywood leading man Kirk Douglas?
Sin City Murders
There were many young women murdered in 1940’s Los Angeles… so many that police suspected a serial killer was stalking the streets of the Sin City.
Masked Marvel Murder
The death of actor David Bacon was shrouded in gossip, scandal and mystery. Was the star of the Masked Marvel serial murdered by a secret lover?
A prolific movie and television star, and a much loved voice actor on the Simpsons, Phil Hartman’s career was tragically cut short by a senseless act of murder.
In 1944, two horrific murders committed within hours of each other must have been perpetrated by a homicidal madman.
Was the sinister Dr. Hodel behind the Black Dahlia murder, or a much more prolific serial killer?
Posing as a photographer, Glatman would lure unsuspecting prospective models into satisfying his bondage fantasies before murdering them.
Skid Row Stabber
Did Satan command the Skid Row Stabber to murder Los Angeles homeless?, and was the right suspect convicted for these serial murders?
A nightmarish home invasion murderer, the Bedroom Basher would claim many victims before he confessed after his capture.
North Hollywood Shootout
When two heavily armed gunmen left the North Hollywood bank they began 44 minutes of mayhem and chaos as they attempted to escape with their loot.