dahlia

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    homage to james ellroy. chapter 4. detailed report.

    a shout out to the unfathomably talented venusascends, who started me on this particular journey through the mayan house a while back...

    ©gideon ansell. all rights reserved. use without permission is illegal

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    the black dahlia case, as it became known, is unquestionably the most infamous & notorious of all of LA's unsolved crimes. ellroy's book "the black dahlia", gritty and passionate as all his work, was especially personal to him because his own mother was murdered when he was 10 not far from the location of the black dahlia crime scene. her murder was never solved either.

    the mystique that has grown up around the glamorization of the gruesome crime masks the actual victim, elizabeth short, who grew up in hyde park, massachusetts (a neighborhood of boston, about a mile from my house) and made her way to LA as one of thousands of silver screen hopefuls in the forties. behind the media frenzy of the crime was an actual young woman whose real brief life and identity is virtually lost in the sensationalism.

    mariesoaerial, thea.curtis, NVS_Inc, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. polish_looking_girl 77 months ago | reply

      beautiful work

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    2. mariesoaerial 77 months ago | reply

      i see shadows , i see lights
      i see fear, desire
      beauty and death

      one of your best ...

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    3. blur-maria 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Uncanny Village, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      excellent work. Again.

    4. antirka (away) 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Waking Into the Dream, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. rosa_rusa 77 months ago | reply

      wow!! excellent work!!!

    6. venusascends [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

      m4gnificent gi6eon, truly. love EVERYTHING e$peci4lly getting lo$t in $h46ow$ + 6et4il$...you r vi$u4l m4$ter of thi$ genre...let thi$ be long $erie$ of in$t4llment$...ple4$e ! & th4nk you. blu$hing + $miling....very $weet, w4y generou$...w4$ 4ll there in you w4iting to get out, ju$t nee6e6 tiny tiny $p4rk...!! nx (hope u cn re46 - from my cripple6 computer !!!)

    7. up up and away [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Rules of Attraction, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      I see her all dressed up for the party...
      I don't really say this but it works amazing on black.
      World class image making, master...

    8. this fleeting life 77 months ago | reply

      Yes, this is fantastic!

    9. bunchadogs & susan 77 months ago | reply

      I remember the story of the Black Dahlia as a child of SoCal.
      the book was gritty, as his all are.

      your photo is sensual and mysterious, just as her story was.
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    10. Antοnis 77 months ago | reply

      Looks like a repetitive memory.

    11. Valerio Basili - from the beginning - [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

      this is amazing, really so beautiful!

    12. louise.imagine 77 months ago | reply

      quelle beauté...

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    13. Ekler 77 months ago | reply

      beautiful dreamy work!
      congradulations on Explore!
      :)

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    15. MyrnaA-KFau 77 months ago | reply

      This image is as intriguing and stunning as usual but the story behind makes it hard to look at.
      A big hug.

    16. wimmersol 77 months ago | reply

      oh if I could do like this...

    17. brancusi7 73 months ago | reply

      you have so much gorgeous work.

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