Where the Black Dahlia got her name – 102 Linden, Long Beach, CA

Elizabeth Short frequented the soda fountain inside the drug store that was in this location. Due to the flowerlike arrangement of her hair and penchant for black clothing, some of the regulars nicknamed her “The Black Dahlia.”

Arnold Landers, who owned the drug store, told a Herald-Examiner reporter, “She’d come into our drug store frequently. She’d usually wear a two-piece beach costume which left her midrift bare. Or she’d wear the black lacy things…. Her hair was jet black and she liked to wear it high. She was popular with the men who came in here and they got to calling her ‘The Black Dahlia.’”