Some Shameless Self Promotion

While this website is designed to be all Ann Dvorak all the time, I am going to stray for this one post to promote a side project I have been invited to contribute to.

Richard and Kim are a couple of regular patrons at the library who run the Estouric Bus Adventures around Los Angeles and for the last three years have recruited locals to contribute to The 1947 Project, which is a blog reporting a crime a day in LA on a particular year.

This year, Kim has switched gears and decided to highlight Bunker Hill and was kind enough to invite me along for the ride. For those unaware, Bunker Hill was an elevated area of Downtown Los Angeles that was developed in the 1880s as residential neighborhood with beautiful Victorian mansions. Most of the homes eventually became boarding houses and the area was pretty rundown, though still very interesting, by the 1940s and was used as a filming location for a lot of noir flicks. In the 1950s & 60s, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) razed the ENTIRE neighborhood  and now it’s the area that forms the Downtown skyline.

A group of us locals have been furiously typing away and I hope you’ll get a chance to check out the contributions, even though they have nothing to do with Ann-D!

I have written about the Castle, Crocker Mansion, Rose Mansion, Hildreth Mansion and Brunson Mansion. Enjoy!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program…

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