I am really proud of THIS story for Los Angeles Magazine. I learned about the brutal kidnapping and murder of schoolgirl Dorothy Lee Gordon a few months ago and quickly became obsessed. It was just a throwaway line in a book about Black Hollywood, but through research I uncovered the tragic tale of an unsolved crime that gripped Los Angeles and is now truly lost to the past.
Honored to be included in THIS, the 2018 edition of DTLA Book telling the story of Winnie Ruth Judd, "the trunk murderess." My Atlas Obscura colleague and friend Sandi Hemmerlein is featured as well, recounting the history of the secret Los Angeles Underground. Even more exciting- the original illustrations are dope!
Hi friends! I am so, so excited about THIS! Join me on May 12 for the first Cartwheel Art Paranormal Vice Tour! Curated and led by yours truly, this immersive walking exploration of downtown Los Angeles is going to be a ghoulishly grim good time. We will discuss the seedy history of Los Angeles, grab a couple drinks, and tell some ghost stories as the sun sets on the city of sunshine. Hope to see you there!
THIS, my latest for Curbed LA, was an absolute labor of love. It is a brief history of the fascinating, funny and largely forgotten Loren Miller, the LA lawyer who helped shatter racially restrictive covenants, wrote most of the briefs for Brown v. Board of Education and went to Russia with Langston Hughes to make a movie that never happened- the story of the trip alone is worthy of about five Oscar nominated films
Old Zoo at Griffith Park: On April 14th and 28th, I will be leading THIS tourfor Atlas Obscura.
Lost Graveyards of LA: On April 22nd I will be leading THIS tour in the morning and afternoon for Altas Obscura
Underground LA: On April 21st I will be leading THIS tour for Cartwheel Art.
Murphy Ranch: On May 6th and 20th I will be leading THIS tour for Atlas Obscura.