1947Project & Other Time Travel Blogs

Esotouric was born out of a series of year-long “time travel blog” projects that launched in 2005 with the original 1947project, an immersive exploration of the cultural experience of post-war Angelenos, viewed through the filters of crime and architecture. It was followed by the 1907 and 1927 editions, then with On Bunker Hill and In SRO Land. We’ve curated this selection of representative posts from our time travel blogs for your edification. But be careful when you click: you might find yourself hooked on the lost city we love.

Neck Gazing at the Count Dracula Society Awards

Neck Gazing at the Count Dracula Society Awards

Sleuthing A Presidential Mystery in Downtown Los Angeles

Sleuthing A Presidential Mystery in Downtown Los Angeles

Transience: Outreach & Enforcement #1

Transience: Outreach & Enforcement #1

The Case of the Missing Consul

The Case of the Missing Consul

A moment in time: Beth Short in the 1940 census

A moment in time: Beth Short in the 1940 census

Au Revoir to Jesse Shepard

Au Revoir to Jesse Shepard

1947project plays LA Noire

1947project plays LA Noire

Meet George Mann

Meet George Mann

The Most Beautiful Woman on Spring Street

The Most Beautiful Woman on Spring Street

Looking Backward: Depopulating Pershing Square, 2012-1954

Looking Backward: Depopulating Pershing Square, 2012-1954