Oates Writes About Marilyn, Black Dahlia

Elizabeth Short, aka ‘the Black Dahlia’, was brutally murdered in Los Angeles, 1947. Marilyn was just beginning her career in Hollywood at the same time, and there has been much speculation as to whether she knew Elizabeth (although there is no evidence that she did.)

Now Joyce Carol Oates, author of Blonde, has completed a new short story, ‘Black Dahlia and White Rose’, which imagines the two women sharing an apartment at the time of the murder. It will be included in LA Noire: The Collected Stories, an E-book anthology inspired by the video game of the same name.

LA Noire will be published on June 6, according to The Guardian.

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