“Puttin’ on the Ritz” Framed Poster brings gender bending class and elegance to Craig Owens’s Haunted by History photo shoots. This classic Hollywood inspired photo taken at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is a perfect homage to a more glamorous era. Owens actually shot this photo in “The Valentino Suite,” one of the Alexandria’s haunted areas.
Although the Alexandria Hotel is a well-known building and a historical landmark, its real history and ghost legends are either muddled, misleading or long neglected. Fortunately, Owens pays proper respect for this historic building by discussing the hotel’s real history in his book HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1: SEPARATING THE FACTS AND LEGENDS OF EIGHT HISTORIC HOTEL AND INNS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Did you know that it recently won an award and received a Publishers Weekly star review?
Why did Owens stage elaborate photos in haunted former hotels like the Alexandria? Simple. He feels that renting haunted spaces for three-four days to conduct a multi day photo shoot/paranormal investigation is the best way to test paranormal claims. Plus who can deny the beauty and eeriness of the Alexandria Hotel’s Valentino Suite at night?
Did he and his crew encounter any ghosts during his photo shoot? Absolutely. All the info is in the book…plus a detailed history and the Alexandria’s rich, jaw dropping Old Hollywood history and bizarre deaths. HAUNTED BY HISTORY is also the only book to thoroughly address the Alexandria’s real history as well as its haunted reputation. You won’t get that information elsewhere…unless you attend one of Owens’ personal tours.
About the Photo:
Add “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to your own Old Hollywood glamour collection! Androgyny, female empowerment, role and gender reversal are among his favorite themes and it often shows throughout his work. This is among his personal favorites.
Make a statement in any room with this “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Framed Poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that’s made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
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