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Old 08-02-2015, 08:11 PM   #171
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Black Dahlia..Theatre Release Poster..

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Bob Sharkey is an instructor of the 77th group of espionage agent candidates to be trained in the United States to infiltrate Nazi-occupied Europe.. He is alerted that one of the students is a German agent and told to identify him or her.. Sharkey is able to determine that the enemy agent is "Bill O'Connell" , who performs too well when he succeeds in a field problem designed to cause the novices to make mistakes..They intend to provide Kuncel with false information to pass along to his superiors..After they complete their training and are sent to Great Britain, 3 of the new "O77" agents—Frenchwoman Suzanne de Beaumont , American Jeff Lassiter and Kuncel—are sent on missions into German-occupied France.. Gibson protests that Sharkey knows the date and location of the invasion but reluctantly agrees..The Gestapo torture Sharkey, but he refuses to reveal his knowledge..Directed by Henry Hathaway Release dates January 15, 1947...

January 15 – Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the "Black Dahlia", is found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles.. The case remains unsolved to this day..Local resident Betty Bersinger discovered the body about 10 o'clock a.m, as she was walking with her 3-year-old daughter.; Bersinger at first though it was a discarded store mannequin..Short's severely mutilated body was completely severed at the waist and was completely drained of blood..The body also had obviously been washed by the killer.. Short's face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth to her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile..The corpse had been "posed", with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread..Nearby, the detectives found a cement sack which contained droplets of watery blood.. There was also a heel print on the ground amid the tire tracks..An autopsy stated that Short was 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall, weighed 115 pounds (52 kg), and had light blue eyes, brown hair, and badly decayed teeth. There were ligature marks on her ankles, wrists, and neck.. The skull was not fractured, but Short had bruises on the front and right side of her scalp, with a small amount of bleeding in the subarachnoid space on the right side, consistent with blows to the head.. The cause of death was determined to be hemorrhaging from the lacerations to her face and shock from blows on the head and face..This leaves a scar in the shape of a smile, hence the name...

Los Angeles Herald-Express reporter Bevo Means, who interviewed Short's acquaintances at the drug store, is credited with first using the "Black Dahlia" name..The Black Dahlia murder investigation was conducted by the LAPD.. The Department also enlisted the help of hundreds of officers borrowed from other law enforcement agencies.. Owing to the nature of the crime, sensational and sometimes inaccurate press coverage focused intense public attention on the case..Convicted serial killer William Heirens served life in prison for Degnan's murder.. Initially arrested at age 17 for breaking into a residence close to that of Suzanne Degnan, Heirens claimed he was tortured by police, forced to confess, and made a scapegoat in the Degnan murder..Crime authors such as Steve Hodel (son of George Hill Hodel) and William Rasmussen have suggested a link between the Short murder and the 1946 murder and dismemberment of 6-year-old Suzanne Degnan in Chicago... hours of screaming down Bethnal Green bloody tube station..Who loves you, eh?. That's right,Mummy loves you, you little monsters...

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