Annals of Crime #53


Original Caption:

Man Inspecting Purses at Police Station

Los Angeles -- Robert 'Red' Manley identifies Elizabeth Short's purse in the Black Dahlia murder case. The mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, nicknamed the Black Dahlia for her black wardrobe and dahlias in her hair, was found in a vacant lot in downtown Los Angeles. Manley, a salesman and acquaintance of Short, was one of the last people to be seen with her before her murder. (1947)

2 comments:

R.H. said...

It's not disrespect, just hard to smoke a fag with gloves on.

Julie said...

Holy crap! I've never seen this picture. Red Manley always seemed very suspect to me...