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October Program

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

1:00 PM

Bolton Hall Museum

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge

Refreshments after the program


Everyone is Welcome

Free Admission

Suggested Donation: $3 per person

Detective Norris Stensland:†

The Human Bloodhound

Norris Stensland was a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department from the early 1920s until his retirement in 1951. During those three decades, he worked on many of the most sensational crimes in county history. The bespectacled lawman's unassuming appearance may have lulled many a felon into a false sense of security, but he didn't earn the nicknames "The Human Bloodhound" and "Little Satan" for nothing.† Join writer and historian, Joan Renner, as she explores the life and work of legendary lawman, Norris Stensland.






Joan Renner has a great interest in historic Los Angeles crime.† She has appeared on the TCM channel in a segment on film noir, and in episodes of the Investigation Discovery channelís series: Deadly Women, Deadly Affairs, Evil Twins, Nightmare Next Door and Dark Temptations. She has also appeared in an A&E mini-biography of infamous Depression era gangsters.


In April 2018, Joanís book The First With The Latest!: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City made the top 10 list of L.A. crimes books in the L.A. Weekly.