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American aspiring actress and murder victim Elizabeth Short (1924 - 1947), known as the 'Black Dahlia,' sits arm-in-arm at a restaurant or bar table with American Amy Major Matthew M. Gordon Jr (? - 1945), mid 1940s. It is not proven as to whether the couple were engaged although Short claimed that they were. Gordon died in an airplane crash while stationed in India. In 1947 the murdered body of Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Hollywood, California, her corpse naked and severed in two. (Photo by INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)

American aspiring actress and murder victim Elizabeth Short (1924 - 1947), known as the 'Black Dahlia,' sits arm-in-arm at a restaurant or bar table with American Amy Major Matthew M. Gordon Jr (? - 1945), mid 1940s. It is not proven as to whether the couple were engaged although Short claimed that they were. Gordon died in an airplane crash while stationed in India. In 1947 the murdered body of Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Hollywood, California, her corpse naked and severed in two. (Photo by INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)