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 […]
Allegedly haunted: Private residence on Genesee Ave. The following is a partially transcribed ghost story told to me by a couple, Willis and CC, during a taped interview. Not only did I change the couple’s names to protect their identity, but I also edited the transcript so that their ghost story is more focused and easier to understand. […]
Eve Southern (1898-1972) was a minor silent film star, who was occasionally referred to as “Hollywood’s Mystic” because of her obsession with the occult. Here is newspaper columnist Alice L. Tildesley’s retelling of an Eve Southern ghost story from 1929: Eve Southern, known to Hollywood as an eerie young creature, tells of a spine-chilling manifestation. It […]
Allegedly haunted: Wolf Lair Castle, located at 2869 Durand Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90068. Wolf Lair Castle (aka Wolf’s Castle) is a 1927 storybook mansion built on 3.3 acres in the Hollywood Hills. Its haunted reputation dates back at least 40 years. Back in the 1970s, these ghost stories were spread via word-of-mouth. Then in 1982, it went […]
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Here is a Clara Bow ghost story as reported by Alice L. Tildesley in 1929. These are Tildesley’s words, not mine: A year of so ago Clara spent several weeks on a yacht which she had rented from a steamship company. One night when Clara and her secretary-companion [Note: Probably Daisy DeVoe] were drifting off to sleep, […]
Haunted: W.C. Fields’ former home at 4704 White Oak Avenue, Encino, California. ‘Ghost’ of W.C. Fields is in the house, says owner By Sandra Barrera, Staff Writer Press-Telegram News (Also published in the Los Angeles Daily News) Updated October 29, 2010 (Los Angeles Daily News published it on Nov. 1, 2010) The deadpan comedian W.C. […]
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Haunted: The Warner-Pacific Theatre building – 6433 Hollywood Blvd. On May 30, 1925, the Los Angeles Times announced that Warner Bros. Studios purchased a plot of land at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. to build its first California movie palace. The projected cost of the new theater building was $1,250,000, and would boast a four story […]
Things that go “Ooomph” in the night: The Ann Sheridan Haunted House Story! Ann Sheridan House Reputed To Be Haunted HOLLYWOOD (AP), April 1, 1956 – Ann Sheridan recently got a good deal on a big house in the San Fernando Valley. After she moved in, she learned why. She bought a haunted house complete […]