Hollywood & Crime is a series that investigates the underworld of crime in the entertainment capital of the world. Each season covers a different series of cases, The first season will center on the Black Dahlia murder. The first episode premiered on the eve of the case’s 70th anniversary. There are currently three full episodes that have been released.
At the forefront of season one is Elizabeth Short, a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as Black Dahlia, one of the most infamous unsolved murders in the U.S. to this day. However, few people know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around the same time.
The public has a deep and devoted interest in true crime, with shows like Sword & Scale, My Favorite Murder, and Serial flooding the iTunes charts. Now, Wondery introduces a new approach with this first-ever serialized docudrama podcast. One the first day of the premier, Hollywood & Crime hit number 1 on the iTunes charts,
Hosted by Tracy Pattin, Hollywood & Crime offers a fresh narrative for the notorious age-old stories. The series gives a new perspective to audio entertainment by adding vivid dramatization to provide a rich and stimulating audio that allows listeners to become immersed in post-war Los Angeles.
Hollywood & Crime is the fourth Wondery original, alongside acclaimed series FOUND, Terms, and Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape. Hollywood & Crime premiered on the feeds of true crime hit shows Sword & Scale, Real Crime Profile, and The Vanished, which collectively reach over one million listeners per episode. New episodes will be available every Friday on all podcast outlets, including iTunes, Stitcher, and the Wondery app.