Esotouric's Last Crime Bus Adventure of 2010 Explores Darkest East Los Angeles
WHAT: Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic tour company, looks across the L.A. River with the EAST SIDE BABYLON crime bus tour
WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Tour departs from Philippe The Original, 1001 Alameda, Chinatown
INFO: http://www.esotouric.com, 323-223-2767
Ask most people to name a true crime location in Los Angeles and you'll hear about Nicole Brown's Brentwood condo, the Manson Murders scene in the Hollywood Hills, the Black Dahlia's disappearance from the Biltmore Hotel or Bugsy Siegel's Beverly Hills death house. But when the crack researchers of Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic bus tour company, go crime hunting, they throw out the map to the stars' homes and cast their eye to less glamorous L.A. neighborhoods that prove to be packed with bizarre crime histories. True crime buffs have already heard the famous stories a dozen times before on cable TV, but the forgotten crimes Esotouric digs up are fresh, fascinating and truly chilling.
On Saturday, December 11, for the company's final tour of 2010, a select crew of urban explorers will climb aboard for EAST SIDE BABYLON, the latest addition to Esotouric's popular crime bus tour series. Passengers on this unusual bus adventure will discover fascinating, little-known historic neighborhoods and the grim memories they hold. With crimes spanning the 20th Century, some hideously gruesome, others weird and frankly unbelievable, the tour provides a new way of discovering the city, via crime scenes and oddities that make ordinary houses and intersections seem to vibrate with a mysterious energy.
Come visit Boyle Heights, where Night Stalker Richard Ramirez 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, eggnog 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, Esotouric's exploration of L.A.'s most horrifying forgotten crimes.
Upcoming Esotouric bus tour and special event schedule
Sat Nov 20 Blood & Dumplings Crime Bus Tour
Sun Nov 28 - LAVA's free Sunday Salon (info at www.lavatransforms.org)
Sat Dec 4 - Pasadena Confidential with Crimebo the Clown
Sat Dec 11 - Eastside Babylon crime bus tour
Sun Dec 26- LAVA's free Sunday Salon (info at www.lavatransforms.org)
Sat Jan 8 - The Real Black Dahlia
Sun Jan 9 - Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles
Sat Jan 15 - Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's L.A.
Sat Jan 22 - The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's So. Cal. Nightmare
Sat Feb 5 - Reyner Banham Loves LA: The New Chinatowns
Sun Feb 6 - Reyner Banham Loves LA: South LA
Sat Feb 19 - Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: Route 66
Sat Feb 26 - Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: The Lowdown on Downtown-The Secret History of Los Angeles
Esotouric's Richard Schave, Kim Cooper and Joan Renner are proud members ofLAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association.
For more info on Esotouric, visit http://www.esotouric.com
For East Side Babylon info, visit http://www.esotouric.com/eastsidebabylon