The Black Dahlia directed by Brian De Palma is not the greatest of films, but alas it combines two of my loves, Mia Kirshner and the 1940s. It's based on the tragic murder of Elizabeth Short, the beautiful aspiring actress who was dubbed 'The Black Dahlia' a supposed play on her donning dahlia's in her hair and the Veronica Lake film out at the time The Blue Dahlia. I think the film would be a lot better if Hilary Swank and Josh Duh Hartnett weren't in it, as they both irk me somewhat.
This get up I wore on Saturday to a bistro, don't worry I wore woolly tights a blazer and a coat as well, I am not in human. The black dress and matching jacket fit like a glove and were purchased from The Vintage Village, the Egyptian handbag was an eBay find and the faux fur I stole (hah get it) from my Mum yonks ago. I now have three pairs of these shoes as they got reduced to £10, the boy bought them for me as he thought it would be a good idea to stockpile, he is definitely a keeper. Tell you what also irks me that flipping plug I should hide it right, I am crap.
There are so many conspiracy theories on Elizabeth that it is impossible to separate fact from fiction. The above mugshot is from when she was arrested for under age drinking, which the press in the 40's then convoluted into some kind of example of how she led a debaucherous lifestyle, what teenager doesn't drink before it's legal? It's a sad fact that the media turns anything into something its' not, look at how many conspiracy theories there are on Marilyn's death, one of my friend's has read pretty much every book on her and they vary so much in dates and people they are laughable, but people will always be fascinated by tragedies, myself included.
I do believe Scarlett should only star in period films, as she looks exquisite in this get up.
My other raven haired, love Rose Byrne.
All Black Dahlia images sourced via tinternet