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Nobody knows Los Angeles history, true crime and historic preservation like Kim Cooper and Richard Schave, the proprietors of acclaimed tour company Esotouric. From The Real Black Dahlia to Raymond Chandler’s L.A., Pasadena Confidential to The Birth of Noir, their deeply researched tours (and now webinars) reveal the secret city hiding in plain sight, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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