East Side Babylon Crime Bus Tour: East L.A.'s 20th Century Crime Scenes
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The last date listed for East Side Babylon Crime Bus Tour was Saturday November 16, 2013 / 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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On the East Side Babylon Tour you’ll discover fascinating, little-known neighborhoods and the grim memories they hold. Come visit Boyle Heights, where the Night Stalker was captured and a mad dad ran amok. Roam the hallowed lawns of Evergreen, L.A.‘s oldest cemetery and home of some memorable haunts and strange burials. Visit East Los Angeles, where a deranged radio shop employee made mince meat of his boss and bride—and you can get your hair done in a building shaped like a giant tamale. Explore the ghastly streets of Commerce, where one small neighborhood’s myriad crimes will shock and surprise. Visit Montebello, for scrumptious milk and cookies at Broguiere’s Farm Fresh Dairy washed down with a horrifying case of child murder. All this, and so much more on East Side Babylon Tour, Esotouric’s exploration of L.A.’s most horrifying forgotten crimes.