Los Angeles is the epicenter of fame, image, and celebrity but some of those dreams turn into nightmares. Marcus investigates the shocking facts and myths that colored L.A.'s most notorious unsolved case, The Black Dahlia murder, a story of how the most unlikely of women became famous for the wrong reasons. He explores the crime through the eyes of an ex-L.A.P.D. cop, delves into the frenzy of media by stalking a celebrity with a paparazzo, and unearths the chilling theory of former homicide detective, Steve Hodel, who believes his father murdered Elizabeth Short. Marcus follows the legend of porn icon John Holmes through the director who discovered Holmes, Bob Chin, and current porn goddess, Kayden Kross, who knows the territory. And, he goes deep inside Holmes's psyche to uncover what thrust him into unbridled stardom, addiction, and possibly even murder. And the afterglow of the L.A. Riots still burns bright as Marcus gets perspective from the cops, business owners, and residents that were caught in the crossfire that lit up South Central in 1992.