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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.
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will hold its annual meeting at 12:45 PM followed by a lecture on Los Angeles' historic Alexandria Hotel, rich with silent film era history and a few ghost stories. Author Craig Owens (Haunted by History) will lecture. A film program to be announced will follow. More details will appear as they are confirmed. Members of ADSLA will get a code to RSVP to the event for free. Tickets will be on sale for the program, for non-members.
More details to follow.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
LOCATION: The Egyptian Theatre @ 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Learn the secrets of the Palomar Inn Hotel at the Temecula Valley Historical Society's next historical society presentation at 6 pm on Monday, January 28 at the Little Temecula History Center, the red barn next to Kohls in south Temecula. Craig Owens, author of HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1 and a fine art photographer, will share insights from his extensive research into the real history behind the Palomar.
The results may surprise you!
Admission is free...
Location: Vail Ranch History Center
32075 Redhawk Parkway, Temecula
(Next to Kohl's)
Time: 6:00 PM.
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“When I was a kid I’d buy piles and piles of movie magazines and pore over the hairstyles of the big stars. When I read that Constance Bennett bumped every night to keep her shape you can be sure that Chapman bumped every night for the same reason.” — Marguerite Chapman Source: Virginia MacPherson (1945) […]