Do These Pictures Show Dr. George Hodel?

On Jan. 21, 1947, the Los Angeles Examiner photographed Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, above, identifying a photo of Elizabeth Short and an unidentified man as a couple that rented a room at their motel. "Black Dahlia Avenger" says that they identified the man as Dr. George Hodel, shown at left. But take a close look at the pictures they are examining. It's clearly this photo, close-up at right, taken from a familiar series found in Elizabeth Short's photo album. Does he even vaguely resemble Dr. George Hodel?

"...George Hodel's photograph was positively identified by the Johnsons at their East Washington Boulevard Hotel...."

"Black Dahlia Avenger," Page 426

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