Hollywood And Vine
At this famous intersection, it’s said that the ghost of Lon Chaney (the original cinematic Phantom of The Opera) would wait by the bus for failed audition after failed audtion, and it’s sad that’s where continues to wait years after his death.
This famous theatre was built by billionaire/crazypants Howard Hughes, and he’s still said to roam the halls. However, Wendy thought the story of the lost wardrobe director who was guided through the darkness by an invisible hand to be even more chilling.
Stop 3 – Hollywood and Highland
This strange Egyptian-themed outdoor mall is right next to the Kodak Theatre and the Loews Hotel, it’s the Hollywood when they tell people on American Idol that they’re “going to Hollywood”. It’s also the site of the old Hollywood Hotel, where the cinema’s first teenage heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino, is said to still haunt.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Probably the most famous theater in Los Angeles, this is the place where you see the stars put their hands in the concrete. There’s a vengeful ghost of a murdered actor who is said to prowl the theater!
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Roosevelt is a journey back into Hollywood’s more glamorous past with the Hollywood Roosevelt. The spirits of Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift who are said to still haunt the building.
Griffith Park, home of the Hollywood sign as well as the famous Griffith Observatory is a strange place indeed, not only cursed by a scorned heiress and is home to the spirit of a suicide, but is also the residence of a pair of lovers who were killed by a felled tree in the middle of the act itself!
For more on each of these stories, please take a listen to this podcast featuring the owner of American Ghost Walks.