DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERACY IN 1880s | L.A. ACTRESS “NELLIE” DAVIS IN 1916
SOUTHLAND is a history of Los Angeles before Hollywood. It is also a true crime story about 6,656 acres of Los Angeles known as the Boca de Santa Monica. Over New Year’s weekend in 1910, the matriarch of the first family to own the property, along with her children and grandchildren, 13 victims in all, were poisoned by fruit. Piecing together the facts from L.A. archives, SOUTHLAND exposes a diabolical plot by a local land company to take their land. It also points a damning finger at two sons of Jefferson Davis buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
(Top)–Coverage of Sawtelle Tragedy in January 5, 1910 Los Angeles Herald