Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles Bus Tour: Haunts of a Dirty Old Man
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The last date listed for Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles Bus Tour was Saturday March 29, 2014 / Noon (Check-In Begins at 11:30am).
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Hollywood bungalows ... crime ... smog ... death. Explore the mean streets that shaped pulp fiction author Raymond Chandler's writing in a four-hour tour of downtown, Hollywood and surrounding areas. You'll visit the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Larry Edmunds Bookshop, the Hotel Van Nuys, Paramount Studio's gates and much more, including a Chandler-themed gelato stop at East Hollywood cult favorite Scoops. Throughout the tour, your guide will share facts gleaned from published works, private correspondence, screenplays and film adaptations that reveal Chandler's search for meaning and his anti-hero Philip Marlowe's struggle to not be pigeonholed -- which led them both down the rabbit hole of isolation, depression and drink. Learn More
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Bought a ticket for my husband-a huge Bukowski fan. He had a great time! It is definitely a tour geared to those who are fans. Not sure a "non-fan" would enjoy the scenery as it is in the rougher parts of Los Angeles. Great tour though!
This tour focuses on Bukowski’s great passions: writing, screwing and Los Angeles. The tour will take in the canonical locations of his life and myth: the Postal Annex Terminal where he gathered the material for Post Office, the De Longpre apartment where he briefly experimented with marriage and fatherhood, one of his favorite bars and liquor stores, and many other spots. Along the way, we’ll explore the people and ideas that made up the warp and weft of Buk’s rich inner life.
This Esotouric bus adventure is hosted by Richard Schave, one of the organizers behind the successful campaign to name Charles Bukowski’s East Hollywood bungalow a Cultural-Historic Landmark.
“Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski’s LA” spans Bukowski’s personal city, from Skid Row to once-genteel Crown Hill, to Bukowski’s favorite East Hollywood liquor store, the Pink Elephant.
Esotouric has made its name with true crime bus tours (Black Dahlia, Pasadena Confidential) and explorations of literary LA (Raymond Chandler, John Fante, James M. Cain). Now they turn their creative attentions to Bukowski, the prolific poet, novelist and screenwriter whose rough-hewn tales of boozing, wild women and rotten jobs never obscure the deep vein of sweetness and hope that runs through all his work. In one of his finest poems, he described this as a bluebird he kept caged, and that bluebird is been represented in the Bukbird, a pale blue version of his beloved alcoholic crow character, represented by a logo created by cartoonist Tony Millionaire exclusively for this tour.