Did you know we’re on Instagram? If you haven’t been following us, here’s a small sample of some of the fun you’ve been missing. It’s not too late to find us – we are simply LAHauntings over at Instagram! To the left, Scott Markus and Connor Bright take a moment to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
#lahauntings tour guides still work on major studios and back lots. Today one of our tour guides is working at Culver Studios! Founded by Thomas Ince, and later bought by MGM, Culver Studios is where many of the classic films you know where made! From King Kong to The Wizard Of Oz! And it is of course haunted by many of the stars as well as its founder, Ince, who died tragically! #culvercity #culverstudios #losangeles #la #mgm #wizardofoz #kingkong #movies #horror #paranormal #ghost #tours #latours A photo posted by Los Angeles Hauntings (@lahauntings) on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:46am PDT
The perk of working in the film industry is access to places that are off limits. For a few days, I got to work on the haunted backlot of Culver Studios, even working on the soundstage where “Wizard of Oz” was filmed.
Having fun at Comic Con
Visiting the historic neighborhood of Hollywoodland – the reason the Hollywood sign was constructed in the first place (which also originally read “Hollywoodland”). Above you can see the original stone walls that once held a gate, keeping Hollywoodland exclusive.
We were present at the annual Rudolph Valentino memorial service, held every August 23rd at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Conducting at paranormal investigation at the Cobb estate in Altedena, CA.
Of course, we had to find some horror movie filming locations too! On this day, we found where one of the most memorable scenes from one of the classic horror films of all time was shot. Malibou Lake, deep in the Santa Monica Mountain range played host to 1931’s “Frankenstein,” and much later hosted “The Ring” and “Twin Peaks.” In all, over 100 productions were filmed at Malibou Lake, including “Gone with the Wind,” “The Great Dictator” and “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.”