Yes, I'm tired of Black Dahlia hype already too. But this is different. As part of a BD package in this week's L.A. Independent, editor Tony Castro runs the accompanying photo of his wife with a column explaining that she has often been told she strongly resembles the unfortunate Elizabeth Short. "For years, I was known among friends and too many strangers as the man who had married the Black Dahlia," Castro writes. "At parties or even on the street, people would approach us, staring at my wife as if she were a longlost friend and invariably the first thing out of their mouths would be: 'Has anyone ever told you that you look like the Black Dahlia?' My wife had been a model and her brief, aspiring acting career largely amounted to agents and directors drifting off in conversation to saying something like, 'You know, you could play the Black Dahlia...'" She never did.
Noted: Former Independent reporter Mary Frances Gurton has moved on to the Pasadena Star-News.