LA Times Dusts Off Archives–Black Dahlia Marathon

If you are completely obsessed with the afore-mentioned Black Dahlia –Hollywood’s most famous unsolved murder, the LA Times has launched a site using actual news stories–pulled from the Los Angeles Times archives.

But wait! You also get:

* more than 50 Los Angeles Times articles originally published in 1947 and pulled from the newspaper’s extensive Black Dahlia archives. The collection also includes a 1951 retrospective about the murder.

* the film’s theatrical trailer, produced by Universal Studios, along with film stills.

* author James Ellroy narrating A Look Back, a history of the case, and discussing the upcoming film adaptation of his book, The Black Dahlia.

* a Black Dahlia downloadable map that guides visitors to the locations that played key roles in the murder investigation, from the original crime scene near Hollywood to City Hall to the Formosa Cafe.

Universal teamed up with the Times for this promotion,and while we’re glad they did, we’re also relieved that there’s no tie-in with the band.