Investigation Discovery is launching a new series called James Ellroy’s L.A.: City of Demons, in which author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential) takes a fresh look at some of Hollywood’s most notorious crimes from the past to the present.
The six-part series showcases Ellroy’s larger-than-life personality, and debuts tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 19th at 10PM ET) with the episode “Dead Women Own Me:”
The series begins with a deeply personal account of the genesis of Ellroy’s fascination with crime: the unsolved murder of his mother in 1958. This harrowing event formed his moral and spiritual attachment to devastated women. “Murdered women own me,” he narrates, and after a long downward spiral with drugs, booze and petty crime, the obsession provided him with the fire and fury to write his unprecedentedly praised crime novels and memoirs. “Dead Women Own Me” also highlights the homicides of a young 16-year-old girl murdered in her own home and a woman kidnapped while using an ATM machine.
Future episodes will cover topics including: the mob and the LAPD; LA’s nightclub scene; 1950’s tabloids; serial killers, such as the “Hillside Stranglers”; and notorious celebrities who ended up”strung out, snuffed out, locked up, and lusted over.”
You can learn more about Investigation Discovery and the James Ellroy’s L.A.: City of Demons series by visiting the Investigation Discovery website. You can also find Investigation Discovery on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.