Some lovely places with strange histories that we saw on our Pasadena Confidential crime bus tour.

Pity poor Marion. Her last date began with dancing at the Rendezvous, and ended in a terrified daze, stumbling through the brambles of Elysian Park.
We’ll remember her and so many others on Echo Park Book of the Dead, our first new crime bus tour in five years. Debut excursion October 4. Come ride! 
http://esotouric.com/echoparkbookofthedead

Pity poor Marion. Her last date began with dancing at the Rendezvous, and ended in a terrified daze, stumbling through the brambles of Elysian Park.

We’ll remember her and so many others on Echo Park Book of the Dead, our first new crime bus tour in five years. Debut excursion October 4. Come ride! 

http://esotouric.com/echoparkbookofthedead

Scenes from the East Side Babylon crime bus. Giant tamales to carney graves, Night Stalker sites to Ruben Salazar’s memorial. Come ride! http://www.esotouric.com

Tile maven Brian Kaiser reveals secrets of the unique Batchelder designs honoring John A. Robeling at Angel City Brewery, in another fascinating free LAVA history talk.

http://www.lavatransforms.org

We went out in search of crime scenes and found such beauty on the Weird West Adams bus today!

Extry! Extry! Hear all about it! Missing girls found dead in Baldwin Hills slough! Film star’s kin suspect! Sister Aimee blames the Chinese!
All on the Weird West Adams crime bus, this Saturday. Come ride!
http://esotouric.com/westadams-9-13-14

Extry! Extry! Hear all about it! Missing girls found dead in Baldwin Hills slough! Film star’s kin suspect! Sister Aimee blames the Chinese!

All on the Weird West Adams crime bus, this Saturday. Come ride!

http://esotouric.com/westadams-9-13-14

Here’s what you missed on our Downtown LA crime and social history tour, Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice.

Oh, just ten minutes inside the Sunset Strip Tower Records, 1971

https://archive.org/details/casacsh_000018

On the Lowdown on Downtown, we toured the Dutch Chocolate Shop and other #DTLA gems, while untangling the complex webs that power and hobble this most beguiling community. Thanks to Skid Row advocates Amos and Kemal of StreetwiseLA.com, Bunker Hill native son Gordon Pattison, the Arts District’s Virgil Terry Ellsworth and Charlie of the Dutch Chocolate Shop for bringing us into your worlds.

More photos at http://instagram.com/esotouric

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