I had heard about this tour of underground DTLA somewhere, but I've forgotten where. I stumbled over it while looking for something else, and I can't even remember what I was looking for.
Explore the city’s “underground” past ranging from famous Prohibition-era murders to the famous speakeasy haunts that the Hollywood elite would frequent.
This experience includes a few stops, under the busy streets of Los Angeles, to discover a century-old tunnel and speakeasies, alongside more modern interpretations of the city’s hidden watering holes.
We met outside Cole's, one of the two places claiming to have invented the French Dip sandwich. I've been inside both Cole's and Philippe the Original now, but haven't tried a French Dip at either.
The walking tour headed out from there to the old Hotel Cecil, then to some defunct speakeasies underground. I'm not allowed to say where they were, but you can look at photos here.
My assignment? To create fake color guides that looked like they were from the mid-80s.
With pleasure! Though I had to ask one of my staff to race across town to borrow my friend Steve's Dr. Ph. Martin's dyes. I have my own, but they weren't with me. I didn't have the tray with the little wells either, so I emptied out coffee creamer containers and used those.
I even used tape to make a correction on Batman, though you can't see it that well.