Re: RARA-AVIS: answers to big question-Dahlia

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 31 Dec 2001

Mark Sullivan wrote:
> This reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask. I had always
> assumed that the movie (Blue) took its name from the real life murder
> (Black), but I finally realized that they occurred in the opposite
> order. I know Elizabeth Short always wore black, but was her posthumous
> pseudonym a reference to the movie?

Yes, it was the movie, but not the name was not given posthumously: Short was the 'Black Dahlia' to some LA acquaintances prior to her death.


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