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Tour Revisits Horror Of Downtown L.A.

The Hotel Horrors And Main Street Vice Tour recounts all of the sordid, spooky tales underneath the glossy veneer of downtown Los Angeles.

The Hotel Horrors And Main Street Vice Tour recounts all of the sordid, spooky tales underneath the glossy veneer of downtown Los Angeles.

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:02 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s a dark and seedy history beneath the glamoroure veneer of downtown Los Angeles.

Though a large part of the city has been restored with modern, commercialized flair, there’s still a layer of grime below the surface, and Esotouric Tours share every sordid tale with their Hotel Horrors And Main Street Vice tour.

The bus and walking trek, which departs tomorrow (Jun. 12), is a “double feature” of horrible tragedies and sexy stories that have happened in downtown L.A.

For example, curator Kim Cooper recalls the tale of two friends who plummeted to their death at the Hayward Hotel after laughing so hard they fell off a window ledge.

Cooper says downtown L.A. was once a “place where you could get drunk, see dirty girly shows, and get into some trouble,” and thinks her tour will “turn people into preservationists” after they hear the fascinating history.

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