Rick Zieff
Brian Mulligan
Bruce Nozick
Jon Chardiet
Andre Sogliuzzo
Michael P. Greco
Lindsey Alena
Janine Barris
Spencer Kayden



Tracy Pattin, Host, Creator, Producer, Casting
Hernan Lopez,
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Glaser, Executive Producer
Rebecca Reynolds
, Creator, Producer, Director
Jon Ponder,
Creator, Producer, Director
Jim Carpenter,
Mark Holden, Editor,
Rick Zieff,
Casting Director
Leah Sutherland,  Researcher, Production Coordinator

Hollywood and Crime is recorded, sound designed and mixed at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

Research & Sources

General Reference for Season 1

Fowler, Will, Reporters: Memoirs of a Young Newspaperman, Roundtable Publishing Company, Malibu, CA, 1991.
Gilmore, John, Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia, Amok Books, West Compton, CA, 2001.
Hodel, Steve, Black Dahlia Avenger: Genius for Murder, Arcade Publishing, New York, NY, 2012.
Hodel, Steve, Black Dahlia Avenger II, Thoughtprint Press, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.
Hodel, Steve, Most Evil II, A Vireo Book | Rare Bird Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.
Richardson, James, For the Life of Me: Memoirs of a City Editor, G.P. Putnam’ Sons, New York, 1954.
Tereba, Tere, Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster, ECW Press, Toronto, 2012.
Underwood, Agness, Newspaperwoman, Harper and Brothers, New York, NY, 1949.
Wolfe, Donald H., The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder that Transfixed Los Angeles, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2005.



Harnisch, Larry, Heaven Is Here.

Harnisch, Larry,

Renner, Joan, Deranged LA Crimes: True 20th Century Tales of Murder, Mayhem, Political Corruption and Celebrity Scandal.


For This Episode



Jeanne French & The Red Lipstick Murder- Los Angeles 1947



“Actress Jean Axter Divorces David Wrather,” Los Angeles Times, March 8, 1924.

“Man Shifts Disposition with Place,” Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1924.

“Omie and Charles Axford Divorce,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 11, 1926.

“Flying Nurse and Former Film Star Would Teach Aviation Here,” Amarillo News-Globe, July 19, 1931.

“Woman Flier Wants Divorce,” El Paso Herald Post, March 1, 1932.

“Flying Nurse May Get Divorce By Airmail,” San Antonio Light, Feb. 25, 1932.

“Mother Asks Police to Hunt Flying Nurse,” Los Angeles Times, July 6, 1932.

“Nurse Sought for Two Weeks Found,” United Press, July 12, 1932.

“Flying Nurse Quits Fiance,” El Paso Herald, Aug. 5,1932.

“Woman Slain in New L.A. ‘Dahlia Murder,'” Los Angeles Daily News, Feb. 10, 1947.

“Kills L.A. Woman, Writes B.D. on Body,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 10, 1947.

“Dumais ‘Confession’ in Dahlia Case Arouses Many Doubts,” Los Angeles Daily News, Feb. 10, 1947.

“Soldier Tale of ‘Dahlia’ Killing Falling Apart,” Los Angeles Examiner, Feb. 10, 1947.

“Jeanne French – Another Woman Slain, Victim of Mutilation Killer,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 1947.

“L.A. Police Cross Dumais off Suspect List, Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Lie Test Demanded by Mate of Slain Nurse,” Los Angeles Daily News, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Werewolf Mysteries Deepen,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Police Trace Marital History of Slain Woman and Husband,” Los Angeles Examiner, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Murdered Woman’s Mate Tell His Own Story,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Mystery Note Left in Cab Offers New Dahlia Clue,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Denies Death of Wife; Seek Other Clues,” Associated Press, Feb. 11, 1947.

“Dark Man Sought in Nurse’s Murder,” Los Angeles Daily News, Feb. 12, 1947.

“Quiz Mystery Man Sharing P.O. Box of ‘Lipstick’ Victim,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 12, 1947.

“Attack Victim Threatened with Dahlia Fate,” Los Angeles Herald-Express, Feb. 12, 1947.

“Lie Test Fails to Link Husband to French Killing,” Los Angeles Times, Feb.  12, 1947.

“Killers Trail Grows Cold in French Case,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 13, 19470.

“George Poleet Cleared of Killing Dahlia w Ax,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 13, 1947.

“Frank French Cleared in Jeanne’s Murder,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 14, 1947.

“Latin Sought to Explain ‘Late Date’ with Woman Found Brutally Slain,” United Press, Feb. 13, 1947.

“Colorful Life of Jeanne French Ends in Death by Mystery Killer,” Los Angeles Times, July 16, 1961.

Other Sources

Marriage Record David Smith Thomas/Jeanne Catherine Axford Wrather, May 3, 1925.

1940 Census Records.

David Wrather Jr.’s Draft Card, 1942.

David Wrather Sr.’s Death Notice, 1955.

1950 Los Angeles County Grand Jury Report, excerpt on condition of Jeanne French’s body at crime scene.