Joan Renner

Delving into LAPD history

Joan Renner is an expert on vintage cosmetics ephemera and has a collection of over 350 items. As a tour guide for Esotouric, she has combined her love of vintage cosmetics with her passion for crime by developing a nifty personality profile of LA’s most famous murder victim, Elizabeth Short (aka Black Dahlia), based upon her choice of make-up. She also blogs at Deranged L.A. Crimes and is author of The First with the Latest!: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City.

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