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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 and Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Los Angeles, Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach, the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel in Julian and the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula.
An exclusive behind the scenes tour of one of the most mysterious hotels in Los Angeles County.
About this Event
Designed by Robert Stacy-Judd, the Aztec Hotel opened in 1925. Its quirky Mayan Revival style was an oddity praised for its inventive design that walked a bizarre edge. The hotel, located along the old Route 66 roadway through Monrovia, has had many ups and downs over the years and its real history is still shrouded in mystery and urban legend.
Is it cursed? What famous people actually stayed there? Did it have a speakeasy?
Join Bizarre Los Angeles' Craig Owens, author of Haunted by History Vol. 1, for a rare look inside this legendary Monrovia landmark. As the official historian of the Aztec, Craig will lead you through these legends and stories to the truth of why this place has held such curiosity and mystery for many decades. The tour will visit numerous locations throughout the hotel, many that are not available to the public. The tour ends in the hotel bar for drinks specially created for the tour and lively discussion. Non-alcoholic options also available.
ABOUT CRAIG OWENS
Los Angeles-based photographer and Bizarre Los Angeles moderator Craig Owens is a well-known haunted location expert, who has been featured on My Ghost Story: Caught on Film, Los Angeles Magazine , NBC Los Angeles, Bizarre States podcast and Ghost Magnet with Bridget.
His book Haunted by History Vol. 1: Separating the Facts and Myths of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California earned Publisher Weekly's coveted star review in 2018.
Wear comfortable shoes, as the majority of the tour will consist of standing and walking.
At the moment the hotel is not ADA compliant, and some parts of the tour are not accessible.
Please bring a valid ID and be 21 years old to partake in any alcoholic beverages.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
SOLD OUT FOR MARCH 7
About this Event
In 1906, the Alexandria Hotel became the first 5-star hotel in Los Angeles. In the 1910s, it became the Plymouth Rock for film industry people migrating to Los Angeles from the East Coast. Anyone who was anyone waltzed through its lobby...from U.S. Presidents Taft and Wilson to America's Sweetheart Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin. It also served as the beating heart of the city's social scene until 1921. During the Great Depression, the building spiraled into a sharp decline. As a result, much of its fabulous and most important history became forgotten, lost, distorted and overlooked by historians.
That is...until now.
Join Bizarre Los Angeles' Craig Owens, author of Haunted by History Vol. 1 (which includes the Alexandria Hotel) for a private, one-of-a-kind history tour of the Alexandria Ballrooms and lobby. See where Rudolph Valentino danced and Paul Whiteman played. Also hear anecdotes, both funny and dark, that Craig has unearthed through extensive research
ABOUT CRAIG OWENS:
Los Angeles-based photographer and Bizarre Los Angeles moderator Craig Owens is a well-known haunted location expert, who has been featured on My Ghost Story: Caught on Film, Los Angeles Magazine and NBC Los Angeles.
He authored his first book Haunted by History Vol. 1: Separating the Facts and Myths of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California, which earned Publisher Weekly's coveted star review in 2018. He also happens to be an Alexandria Hotel historian.
- Please arrive at the Spring Street entrance (between the Wolves DTLA and Down and Out Bar) around 6:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Doors will be locked.
- No refunds or exchanges.
- Wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing for the majority of the event.
About this Event
Back by popular demand! Bizarre Los Angeles' Craig Owens, moderator of Bizarre Los Angeles and the author of Haunted by History Vol. 1. is coming back to L.A.'s favorite curiosity shoppe DM & Co. for an all-new presentation of Haunted Los Angeles!
Find out about the true stories behind...
~ Buster Keaton's haunted mansion on Pamela Drive.
~ The Los Angeles Arboretum
~ The Colonial Apartments: Bette Davis' last home
~ The forgotten history of the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia
...and many more!!!
*His book will also be available at the event. And a spooky punch will be served!*
Doors at 8:30 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.
Presentation starts at 9:00 p.m.
Duration: Approx. 90mins with intermission.
Price $15. Reservations required. Only 25 spots available.
Sat, February 22, 2020
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Diehl Marcus & Company
4707 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
About this Event
For years, folks have said that the Elks Lodge #2790 is haunted by ghosts. Members have claimed to have seen apparitions and darting shadows around the building. People have also claimed to have witnessed outbreaks of poltergeist activity and have heard the ghostly voices of children. There is even an alleged "ghost photo" posted on the Internet.
Because of this, many interesting but unproven ghostlore has been told about the building. Was it a former children's hospital? Was it built in the Roaring 20s? Was a person thrown to his death from an upstairs window?
What are the real tales from the building's past that might be connected to the hauntings? Is it really one of the most haunted buildings in the San Fernando Valley?
Join Bizarre Los Angeles' Craig Owens, author of the acclaimed book "Haunted by History." for a special paranormal investigation of the Lodge's first and second floor. He'll tell you the inside history of the building and let you decide for yourself while you look around.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The event has a limited number of tickets.
The Lodge's haunted bar will be open before the hunt. So come early!
If you have your own ghost hunting gear, bring it. If not, Craig will have a few pieces of equipment available for you to use.
Part of the proceeds will go toward the Elks Lodge for the preservation of its building.
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