Birthofnoir 012213
Rated by 28 members
Amy C.
Review from Amy C.
120 events 53 reviews

Richard Schave, Kim Cooper, and Joan Renner are extremely knowledgable and passionate about James M. Cain which makes the tour quite exceptional and fun. The tour takes you to great locations including Mildred Pierce's house and to a scene in The...continued

reviewed May 30 2009 report as inappropriate
vmdemoss
Review from vmdemoss
72 events 27 reviews

Lots of good film clips shown on the bus and good information dispensed. Unfortunately, the guide is so manic he jumps from one topic to another (some completely unrelated to the tour) and doesn't go back to cover details. The bus is very nice and...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
rg
Review from rg
62 events 20 reviews

very interesting! a fun trip 'round LA, full of tasty info.

reviewed Apr 13 2013 report as inappropriate
babasison
Review from babasison
39 events 13 reviews

The tour was great. The tie-in between James Cain, the SRO (past and present) , and development in DTLA was brilliant.

reviewed Mar 19 2016 report as inappropriate
Penny Stallings
Review from Penny Stallings
78 events 8 reviews

Absolutely delightful.

reviewed Mar 19 2016 report as inappropriate
Pat MacKay
Review from Pat MacKay
68 events 8 reviews

Richard and Kim are a hoot. Their passionate obsession with all things Los Angeles oozes out of every pore. Look forward to joining others of their wacky and weird tours. And ...ps Thanks guys, I wish I'd know about The Existentials-Noir...continued

reviewed Sep 09 2017 report as inappropriate
Barry Alan Schulman
Review from Barry Alan Schulman
32 events 7 reviews

Excellent program....the only comment is that you or they described the meeting place as across from the Union Train station. This is not correct. It is 2 blocks from the train station. Had we known it was not near the train station we would...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Gale M.
Review from Gale M.
9 events 5 reviews

Enthusiastic hosts know their stuff and make it fun, but the tour is four hours and should really be three (no need for Mariachi Plaza and Libros Schmibros bookstore.) Watch the 3 Cain-based movies before you come: The Postman Always Rings...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 5 reviews

Excellent tour - kept us occupied the entire time - good use of video and talks, getting on and off bus so you're not just sitting all the time. Great knowledge by Richard and his wife (Bev, I think). Excellent pacing. We liked the 20 mins in...continued

reviewed Oct 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Gina D.
Review from Gina D.
9 events 5 reviews

I did not attend this event, but I will use this forum to write a customer service review for the company based on my experience with this tour. I was unable to use my Goldstar purchased tickets for this event because I had an emergency situation...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Peter Fields
Review from Peter Fields
5 events 4 reviews

I’ll have to admit, I was a little shaky on how this tour would go at the beginning. There was a rather large birthday party for a young gal on the bus and they seemed to have been “celebrating” from much earlier on. Aside from starting off...continued

reviewed May 30 2009 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 3 reviews

Entertaining, educational and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon seeing the sites in Los Angeles which played host to some of James M. Cain's best known works which were adapted into films, including Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity and The Postman...continued

reviewed Oct 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Virginia Ford
Review from Virginia Ford
35 events 3 reviews

The information was very interesting and maybe half of the trip was great. Why did we go to the bookstore though and did we need a half an hour in a bar?

reviewed Jan 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Myown Hymer
Review from Myown Hymer
66 events 2 reviews

The couple who lead the tour are a delight. Passionate, insightful, and prepared. I'm a native born Angeleno, but they shared many facts and stories that I've never heard. I thought the price was a little high until I took the tour. The bus was...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2008 report as inappropriate