“Pierrot and the Maiden at Fountain” Poster taken at the haunted Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.
While there isn’t an actual Gothic clown haunting the famous hotel, the Mission Inn’s history and ghost legends are discussed in the book HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1: SEPARATING THE FACTS AND LEGENDS OF EIGHT HISTORIC HOTEL AND INNS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA by Craig Owens. Did you know that it recently won an award and received a Publishers Weekly star review?
Why did Owens stage elaborate photos in haunted hotels like the Mission Inn? Simple. He feels that renting an entire location for three-four days to conduct a multi day photo shoot/paranormal investigation is the best way to test haunted claims. Plus who can deny the beauty and eeriness of the Riverside Mission Inn in the wee hours of the morning?
Did he and his crew encounter any ghosts at the Mission Inn? Maybe. Maybe not. All the info is in the book…plus a detailed history and the Inn’s rich Old Hollywood history. HAUNTED BY HISTORY is also the only book to thoroughly address the Inn’s haunted reputation, including when the ghost stories began. You won’t get that information on the hotel’s docent led tour.
About the Photo:
As for the “Pierrot and the Maiden at Fountain” Poster, its beauty and classic romanticism stands out on its own and was a fashionable motif during the hotel’s golden years. It makes a wonderful gift for your ghost loving friends or for yourself. In fact, Owens took the photo in the wee hours of the morning. Talk about eerie!
This poster has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.
• 10 mil thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant