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Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for an immersive cultural history webinar that’s a deep dive into the history of Los Angeles neon signs, and how this new art and science grew up with and shaped the city.

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  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 · 8:00 PM PDT
    Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for an immersive cultural history webinar that’s a deep dive into the artistry, history, oddities and infrastructure of the streetlights of Los Angeles.

    Even when Los Angeles was a sl...
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 · 8:00 PM PDT
    Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for an immersive cultural history and crafting webinar celebrating local artists who shrink beloved Southland architectural landmarks down to pocket size for fun, love and profit.

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  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    If you asked a random sampling of Angelenos to name a mountainous municipal green space, most would say Griffith Park. But its smaller easterly neighbor Elysian Park, ten years older than Griffith, is equally packed with history, intrigue, beauty ...
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    The greatest historic preservation loss in Los Angeles was the 1960s eminent domain seizure of Bunker Hill, with almost 150 acres of homes, hotels and businesses demolished for a failed redevelopment scheme. While City Hall smeared the doomed neig...
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT


    Long before the industrial neighborhood between Little Tokyo and the Los Angeles River was discovered by loft dwellers who made it into an Arts District, the historic center of the city has attracted visual artists. Some were commissioned to dec...
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    Esotouric Presents: Fourth & Main, Downtown Los Angeles’ Most Fascinating Intersection

    Every tourist in Los Angeles knows to visit Hollywood and Vine on the Walk of Fame. But when Los Angeles was young, the corner a visitor must not miss was Four...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    If you've ever driven the Pearblossom Highway (138) between Palmdale and Victorville, you probably wondered about the tall river rock pillars standing near the hamlet of Llano. These are the ruins of a hotel that was the public center of an extra...
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    It isn’t always fun or pretty, but Los Angeles is probably the most interesting city in America—and Downtown is the most interesting part of Los Angeles.

    Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for an immersive cultural, ar...
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT


    Wilshire is among the most beautiful boulevards in Los Angeles, and it’s richly layered in history, oddities and historic preservation lore, too.

    Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for a time travel trip along Wilshi...
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    Many years ago, cultural historian Kim Cooper began collecting offbeat news stories to feature on her 1947project blog. As the blog grew and evolved into Esotouric’s true crime history tours, certain neighborhoods positively glowed with layer upon...
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    Before Jack Kerouac, before Charles Bukowski, there was John Fante, author of “Ask the Dust” (1939) and three other novels featuring Downtown Los Angeles and Arturo Bandini, his outspoken, hot tempered, sentimental, ambitious and unforgettable alt...
  • Saturday, April 3, 2021 · 12:00 PM PDT
    Before Jack Kerouac, before Charles Bukowski, there was John Fante, author of “Ask the Dust” (1939) and three other novels featuring Downtown Los Angeles and Arturo Bandini, his outspoken, hot tempered, sentimental, ambitious and unforgettable alt...
Past
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 · 9:30 AM PDT
    If you've ever driven the Pearblossom Highway (138) between Palmdale and Victorville, you probably wondered about the tall river rock pillars standing near the hamlet of Llano. These are the ruins of a hotel that was the public center of an extra...
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 · 10:40 AM PDT
    Los Angeles is a young city, and for much of its history has been more interested in growth than in preserving what’s already here.

    But in the 1970s, a new idea began to take root: the aging, unfashionable Art Deco buildings in Downtown, Hollywoo...
Series
  • Esotouric Summit Ondemand
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    Another Deep Dive
    Joseph Cather Newsom [†] designed the Eastlake style residence at 1163 West 27th Street (North University Park Historic District). Newsom, along with his brother and partner Samuel, immigrated to San Francisco from their birthplace in Montreal. Th...
  • True Crime Deep Dive
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