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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.

The Black Dahlia Serial Killer‪s‬ Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 3.1K Ratings

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.

    Wondery Presents American Innovations: Lie Detector

    Wondery Presents American Innovations: Lie Detector

    On May 7, 1984, on a blustery day in Seattle, Gary Ridgway sat in an interrogation room. Strapped around his arm was a lie detector. After answering a series of questions, the investigators told him he was free to go. Gary would soon come to be known as one of the most prolific serial killers in United States history. But that day, he had beaten a lie detector test and walked out of the police station a free man. 




    When the lie detector first found its way into police stations it was touted to the press as 100% accurate. But soon the cracks begin to show. Those claiming innocence would fail the tests. And even as The Green River Killer proved he could best the machine its popularity continued to grow. 




    American Innovations: Lie Detector explores the evolution and validity of the Lie Detector. Listen at wondery.fm/liedetector

    • 8 min
    Generous Georgette

    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?

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    • 29 min
    Bathtub Murder

    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.

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    • 31 min
    Coming Soon

    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.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Losksb ,

Interesting series!

I normally like the dramatization series that Wondery puts out like American history tellers & others. But this one is a bit cheesy at times with the voice actors and some of the music riffs are a bit much, but still told well! The writing is novel-like, so it feels like a dramatized audio book! All in all, an interesting listen.

alisanicoleharrington ,

Interesting stories

Some of the voice overs are a little distracting and unconvincing.

Lee Geranios ,

Well done

Well done. I liked the dramatization.

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