Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper is the creator of 1947project, the crime-a-day time travel blog that spawned Esotouric’s popular crime bus tours, including The Real Black Dahlia. She is the author of The Kept Girl, the acclaimed historical mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler and the real-life Philip Marlowe, and of The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles. With husband Richard Schave, Kim curates the Salons and forensic science seminars of LAVA- The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. When the third generation Angeleno isn’t combing old newspapers for forgotten scandals, she is a passionate advocate for historic preservation of signage, vernacular architecture and writer’s homes. Kim was for many years the editrix of Scram, a journal of unpopular culture. Her books include Fall in Love For Life, Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Lost in the Grooves and an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel.


  1. nathan
    January 29, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    They finally decided that this motto was better than "ONE HALF BLOCK FROM A HOTEL YOU’D PROBABLY RATHER STAY AT."



  2. nathan
    February 22, 2009 @ 5:17 pm


    The Trenton in 1940, dwarfed by the 1924 Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company Mutual Exchange, which has a giant 202 set on it. On its other side, the Olive St. Bus Depot (414 S Grand behind that). Poking up in the foreground, from Fifth and Hill, the Title Guarantee.


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