A guide book, with a ghostly, and true crime leaning? Peg Entwistle is probably the most famous failed actress in Los Angeles history. Today he's still keeping an eye on his investment -- literally, since his and his wife's ashes are buried in the inner court area. It's not a psychic investigation, more of a fun look into Los Angeles' historical past that finds out that many of the legendary tales have some basis in real, documented events. Entries include themes as adolescence, adult film actresses, bars, espionage, gays, immigrants, lawyers, transsexuals and truckers. Gossipy Truman Capote reveled in the scandal of the Sunset — it was the best place for the best call girls — and, after insisting on anonymity before speaking to Gourmet Ghosts, a staff member revealed that many people have seen a small girl running around the 12 th floor. James is the founder of , and can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram GourmetGhosts. Marilyn Monroe supposedly appears in a full-length mirror from Suite 1200, where she stayed when she first started becoming famous; Montgomery Clift is said to hang out in and around room 928, where he lived while shooting From Here to Eternity.
As for Oviatt, he fell down a step in his apartment at night and never really recovered from his injuries; in a way his building killed him. Numerous sites of natural disasters, criminal activity, suicides, and other tragic events abound in the greater Los Angeles area, providing hundreds of opportunities for ghost hunting. Can Ruth find solace elsewhere? Opened in 1936 and one of L. Griffith donated the property to the city to rid himself of the tainted land the ostriches on his ostrich farm there apparently stampeded at night. These weird tales, unpublished accounts, shocking photos and treasures uncovered in the newspaper archives will take you from Downtown to The Valley — and beyond. She'd already opened The Windermere Hotel some 20 years before, and it was from there that her sister-in-law Celine went out for a walk to Santa Monica Pier.
He'll be signing and leading a mini-walking tour from the in downtown L. Surely there are foodies out there who are also phantom fans. As for the content, it is quite interesting. John Hampton opened the theater in 1942 and dedicated his life to preserving silent films… using toxic chemicals that eventually gave him cancer. Many guests have reported seeing ghostly figures in their rooms here too, a man in a stovepipe hat has been seen standing in the corner of the Tiffany Room, and kids have been reported running across the — inaccessible — balcony in the Crystal Ballroom. Each entry displays how television's treatment of subjects has changed over years.
I learned so much, went to so many places, met so many interesting people, saw the off-limits areas of so many beautiful buildings and partook of so many Happy Hours that it was more than worth every moment of eye-straining microfiche whizzing and back-breaking writing. Perhaps unsurprisingly I was sitting in a bar, talking to the bartender, when he told me about their resident ghost. These weird tales, unpublished accounts, shocking photos and treasures uncovered in the newspaper archives will take you from With an arsenal of poison, jealousy, despair, serial killers, scandals, guns, and the ghost stories left behind, Gourmet Ghosts 2 is a collection of murder, mystery and history at dozens of bars, restaurants, hotels and landmarks across Los Angeles. And what will you see? She was eventually released in the 1980s. As you can see from the donated pictures and cartoons on the wall, this place is famous for inspiring one of its regular diners — no less, as well as many of his fellow geniuses — to create some eye-popping fun at a certain.
A guide book, with a ghostly, and true crime leaning? Sharing lives, beds, and bodies and collaborating on songs, Pecos and Jack find themselves popular on the podunk circuit. Each story includes notes on historical significance and local lore and readers will discover just how haunted and spooky their city is. The Knickerbocker, now a senior living facility, might be one of the most haunted places in Los Angeles. Locations like Canada, Hawaii, New York and Los Angeles. The Silent Movie Theatre is said to be haunted by the ghosts of its first two owners. Bartlett Masked monsters -- or actors -- may be screaming and grunting for our attention at theme park-style events around town this Halloween, but there are plenty of places in Los Angeles for a trip into the city's past. Featuring more unpublished stories and bizarre events from the city's dark past, this volume scours the newspaper archives to find out the truth behind the tales.
Unexpectedly a single song catapults them to the heights of the politically-oriented rock music scene, and they become heroes of the anti-Vietnam war movement as well as rock stars. Bartlett is the author of , a new guide to ghosts, murders and mysteries at bars and restaurants across L. His book, Gourmet Ghosts 2, can be. He asks a talented kid thirteen years his junior to fill in on guitar for what he hopes will be the band's last hurrah, last tour. Including new and previously-unpublished stories, photographs and eyewitness accounts, this book also digs into the newspaper archives to find out if there's any truth to the tales - and offers tips on the best food, drink and Happy Hours. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you? A mix of mystery and history, Gourmet Ghosts is a unique guide to more than 40 haunted bars and restaurants in Los Angeles.
I learned things I didn't know and it's fascinating to see how things have changed. With an arsenal of poison, jealousy, despair, serial killers, scandals, guns, and the ghost stories left behind, Gourmet Ghosts 2 is a collection of murder, mystery and history at dozens of bars, restaurants, hotels and landmarks across Los Angeles. I received the second book from the author himself to read and review and I am once again delighted. For the nonbeliever, this book can guide one to interesting and unusual spots that other travelers might miss. Surely you have to visit for a pint of Guinness or an Irish coffee? Oviatt was a flamboyant designer, and in the early part of the last century he lived in the penthouse of the Art Deco building he designed with business partner James Alexander.
Bartlett covers a wide swath of the city in his tale-telling, so downtowners and Beverly Hillians alike will find spots they know well. There were so many deaths by poison and jumping off the roof, and also elevator shafts! In 1973 this Queen Anne-style building was moved -- nuts, bolts and all -- through the city to Heritage Square, and later opened as a restaurant. This is a novel concept. Mortal guests can sample the Culver Lemonade Sagatiba Pura rum, fresh mint, lime, sugar and pomegranate juice. The elevator regularly stops on the 8th floor for no reason here too, and guests often notice the ghosts of two kids running across the balcony in the gorgeous Crystal Ballroom.
The author was kind enough to send a copy in exchange for a review. These weird tales, unpublished accounts, shocking photos and treasures uncovered in the newspaper archives will take you from Downtown to The Valley — and beyond. These are places you can go, many of them famous landmarks, like the Hollywood sign hotels many are posh, and many are hotels you may not want to go to , restaurants and bars, and famous locations of notoriety movie theatres, etc. The Windermere is long gone, but guests at the Georgian have heard sighs and gasps in the Verandah Restaurant -- which looks out onto the ocean. I really enjoyed this book! Los Angeles is an incredible city - but it's so large and so vast and so diverse that all of us are missing out on tons of great people, businesses, organizations, events and more. I especially like that there are some previously unpublished photos.