LA 1985

True Crime bestsellers from Frank C. Girardot

'84 Olympics and OJ Simpson on the California Incline

The first episode of the LA85 Podcast starts in 1984 at the Olympics and recalls OJ's epic run up the California incline.

Photo courtesy LAPL and LAIST

Episode One: Back to the Future

The 1985 Rose Queen and Court

New Year's Day

The '85 Rose Parade was a triumphant moment for the young lady who was named its queen. Nonetheless, the announcement of selection exposed some of the secret inner workings of America's Parade. In this episode of LA85, secrets are revealed and two decades after, a high-ranking parade volunteer, and accused murderer, goes free.

Victims of the Grim Sleeper

The Grim Sleeper

Even as Night Stalker Richard Ramirez terrorized suburban Los Angeles residents with his sexual sadism and brazen break-ins, another serial killer was at work in South Central L.A. Lonnie David Franklin, Jr. , a.k.a. the Grim Sleeper, began a decades long murder spree in 1985.

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