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"Photographer Owens distinguishes fact from fiction in this stimulating, heavily illustrated account of the supposed hauntings of eight historic Southern California hotels....Gorgeous photo stagings recreate the romantic and heady days of each lodging while adding dashes of visual humor, subtle sensuality, and haunting atmosphere. Lavishly illustrated and handsomely produced, the book’s entertaining and informative narrative dwells on the documented facts while dispelling most of the colorful myths." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Haunted by History Vol. 1 is now available on Amazon.com, The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, Book Soup in Los Angeles, Vroman's Books in Pasadena, Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach, Cellar Door Books in Riverside, the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel in Julian and the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula.
Haunted by History Vol. 1 dissects the history of eight Southern California haunted hotels and inns to determine the legitimacy of each hotel’s ghost legends. Craig also tests each of the hotel’s paranormal claims by staging beautiful photographs inside its most haunted areas. Did he and his crew experience paranormal activity during his photo shoots? Are there any forgotten stories or unusual deaths that might have triggered these ghost legends?
Haunted by History is more than just a history book...or even a paranormal book! It is a visual and cerebral adventure that explores the known and unknown! It is also a perfect resource guide for your next paranormal adventure in Southern California!
Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Alexandria Hotel, the Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, the Banning House Lodge, and the Glen Tavern Inn.
Mark your calendar!
Hear true ghost stories and enjoy a glass of wine in the basement of Atwater's Oeno Vino on Friday, October 19th! Starts at 7:00 pm.
Craig Owens, moderator of Bizarre Los Angeles, fine art photographer and author of Haunted by History Vol. 1, will not only be talking about his personal experiences researching Southern California haunted hotels (which are featured in his book) but he will also be sharing his encyclopedic knowlege of other haunted locations in and around Los Angeles!!!
Bring your own ghost stories and questions and let's share!
If any of you decide to come in costume, you may just walk away with a free Haunted by History book! He will give one away for the best costume!!!
You don't want to miss this one. Should be a spirited evening (wink, wink)!!! Seating is limited. You will get the chance, however, to see one of the swankier (non-haunted) basement wine bars in Los Angeles!
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Lolita Lee, who looks more like Barbara La Marr than the late screen vampire resembled herself, is going to carry on for the girl who was “too beautiful to live.” The Spanish-French mixture who hails from San Francisco is the girl who made possible the finishing of Barbara‘s last picture, released to the public on […]