Allegedly Haunted: The Cedars

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The history behind The Cedars (4320 Cedarhurst Circle, Los Angeles, 90027) varies wildly from person to person. In fact, it is still extremely difficult to separate fact from legend. According to a 1931 Los Angeles Times article, the mansion was built for pioneer movie director Maurice Tourneur.   French born Tourneur had found success as […]

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Laura La Plante Ghost Story

Laura La Plante Ghost Story

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A Laura La Plante ghost story In 1929, Universal star Laura La Plante spoke of her husband William “Bob” Seiter’s paranormal experiences to writer Alice L. Tildesley.  La Plante and Seiter were married from 1926 to 1934. I’ve tried searching records for the haunted house discussed in the article, but have had no luck, primarily […]

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Chateau Laurier

Allegedly haunted: The Chateau Laurier

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Located at 453 S. Wilton Pl., Los Angeles The Chateau Laurier was built in 1929 at an original budgeted cost of $260,000. Its architect was Leland A. Bryant. The building has 24-units and a parking garage. It also boasts two wooden elevators with oil paintings inside each one. Recently, it hit the market for $12 […]

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Alexandria Hotel 1915

Alexandria Hotel

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The Alexandria Hotel at 501 South Spring Street became Los Angeles’s first five-star luxury when it opened on February 12, 1906.  It also served as the city’s main social center from 1906 to the end of 1920. The hotel appears in Haunted by History Vol. 1.   I’ve included a few photos of the hotel through the years. Check back often because this […]

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Bristol Farms Chasen's

Allegedly Haunted: Bristol Farms (aka Chasen’s)

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Allegedly haunted: Bristol Farms (formerly Chasen’s) – 9039 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood. The following article comes from the Los Angeles Times.  I have not determined the accuracy of the paranormal claims.: Chasen’s: The Legend Continues The Storied Restaurant is Still a Movie Star Haunt August 25, 2002|MICHAEL T. JARVIS Like errant tankers and small planes […]

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Brea's Best

Haunted Burger Joint: Brea’s Best

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Allegedly haunted: Brea’s Best, located at 707 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821-5310. How many times do I have to write “Brea?”… In 2010-2011, Internet rumors abounded that the popular Orange County burger place had poltergeist activity. Former employees were said to have occasionally witnessed frozen food getting tossed around the kitchen area late at […]

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Thelma Todd

Thelma Todd – Ice Cream Blonde

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“I always think of blondes as soft and pliable, ready to cling to the nearest male for support and protection, just waiting to be taken care of, and very sweet and easy to live with because they are so amiable. None of which qualities belong to me. I am a fighter. I have made my […]

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Hollywood Reporter Building

Haunted: Hollywood Reporter Building – 6715 Sunset Blvd.

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Allegedly Haunted: The Hollywood Reporter Building at 6715 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Like other 1930s buildings, the Hollywood Reporter Building is fighting to stay alive. It also is rumored to be haunted. Below is an excerpt from an obscure Los Angeles Times article: Hollywood Boo -levard : Ghost stories abound about haunted locales where the […]

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Spook Speaks

Spooks Speak: Early Los Angeles Ghost Story

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SPOOKS SPEAK.  A Ghost Visits Los Angeles and Talks to His Family. Somewhat Different from the General Run of Troubled Spirits — He Blows Cold Wind and Looks Sad. (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 7, 1882) The old, old ghost business has been revived in this city once more. It is always easy to find a […]

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8512 Santa Monica Boulevard

Allegedly Haunted: 8512 Santa Monica Blvd.

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Allegedly haunted: 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. Prior to the short-lived L’Scorpion nightclub, the address was the home of the Mexico Restaurante Y Barra, and before that, it was the Benvenuto Café. However, the location is best known for being The Doors’ recording studio in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In July of 2010, a […]

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