LA Urban Legends
The ghosts of Los Angeles and other tales and urban legends of the City of Angels
One of the great mysteries of Los Angeles is how a house that has a long history of sexual abuse and murders – including the infamous Black Dahlia Murder – to its credit could end up being named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
William Banks Hanner had grand plans when he started construction of the Cecil Hotel in 1924. They just didn’t work out!
Want to spend a spooky, sleepless night in Los Angeles while you listen to blood curdling screams, doors slamming, and paranormal sights? Then head on down to the Queen Mary in Long Beach and book stateroom B340.
Some legends are hard to escape and so it is with the gritty past of the Comedy Store. Once a nightclub owned by the mob, creepy things, hauntings and even modern day suicides and murders are associated with the popular Sunset Strip comedy club.
TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of the most lavish movie palaces ever built. It’s also quite haunted.
As LA Urban Legend has it, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has got to be one of the most haunted places on earth!
For the last 86 years, the Hollywood Sign has been haunted. Or so the urban legend goes.
The Santa Monica Pier seemed like a pretty spooky place when Sandra Bullock was running for her life on it in the 1995 film, The Net. But she was running from the living on the pier.
Avalon Hollywood has one of the richest histories of any venue in Hollywood. The landmark theatre has hosted and launched the careers of some of the biggest celebrities and recording artists.
Maybe it is something about Hollywood itself that gets the imagination going for there seem to be ghosts in just about every historic Hollywood theatre and landmark. The Pantages Theatre claims to have three of them.