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Best selling crime author James Ellroy hosts this documentary series that sees the novelist examine some of the best known crime mysteries in Hollywood folklore. The different aspects of each case are examined by Ellroy as he looks for unseen clues and different theories about each case. The series highlights the differences between the public persona of some of those in Hollywood and the real personalities of the individuals involved in cases that could be historic or committed in the present day.

Wednesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on Investigation Discovery
1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 19, 2011
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James Ellroy's LA: City Of Demons Full Episode Guide

  • Clamor! Commotion! Cocaine! Carnage!!! It's the Los Angeles nightclub! These speakeasies have been home to all manner of gangland garroting. From shootouts to shakedowns, James Ellroy recounts the whacked out history of these wicked watering holes.

  • Hollywood scandals from the days of silent movies until the present are the topic of this week's episode.

  • James discusses the history of the Brenda Allen scandal which rocked the LAPD in the years after World War II and the unsolved murder of Susan Berman in 2000.

  • James reveals the history of serial killers in Los Angeles including Charles Manson and the Hillside Stranglers.

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