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CONTACT US
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 2
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 3
ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
B - MOVIES: Series
B - MOVIES: Television Series
THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
BIOGRAPHIES
BLOOPERS
BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
BUSTER KEATON
CARLA LAEMMLE
CARTOONS
CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
CHARLIE CHAN: Bloopers & Bonus Questions
CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
CHARLIE CHAN: Chemicals
CHARLIE CHAN: Chronology
CHARLIE CHAN: Criminal?!?!*
CHARLIE CHAN: Extras
CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve
CHARLIE CHAN: Maps
CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Eras
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Notes
CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
CHARLIE CHAN: On The Town
CHARLIE CHAN: Puzzles and Quizzes
CHARLIE CHAN: Quiz and Puzzle Answers
CHARLIE CHAN: Radio Shows
CHARLIE CHAN: Spookies
CHARLIE CHAN: Transportation
CHARLIE CHAN: Weather
CHILDREN'S CORNER
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Holiday Crafts
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boats and Planes and More
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Fun Stuff to Read
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boys' Town
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
COPPER CAPERS: FBI's and CIA's!
COSTUME DESIGNERS
DASHIELL HAMMETT
ETTA KIT
FASHIONS IN FILM
FILM NOIR
FOOD CENTRAL
FOREIGN FILMS
GENRES
GINGER ROGERS
HALLOWEEN FUN!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
HAROLD LLOYD
HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
QUIZZES AND PUZZLES
QUIZ ANSWERS
QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Hollywood has had Haunted Houses since practically day one.  Trust Maven's Aunt Battie who loves to collect these stories as much as Maven does!  And they're good stories for anytime of the year!  And check on down with stories from Maven's own area!
And for starters:

Spooks' Trip

REAL GHOST STORIES?!

 

          Don't you love real life ghost stories . . . or would that be “real dead ghost stories”?!

          So Maven is mixing and matching everything from real and possibly faked photos to a documentary that Maven saw quite some years ago.  It does mix fact with movies made in Hollywood but . . . the host is John Carradine and it’s great fun, especially for Hollywood!

          Maven also has a link to a calendar, Halloween 2011, for a month full of goodies, most of which just might bewitch you and yours for Halloween.

          There is also a link to a series of pictures that may be ghostly in origin:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6trH81xpko

 

There is one part at about 2:00 minutes in of something floating around what Maven thinks was a car impound.  Maven saw this clip debunked on some show back in the 90s on some show but . . . .  The rest are still interesting to look and wonder . . . ?!?!?!?!

Halloween - 2011

William Peter Blatty on
"Hollywood Ghost Stories"
Video:
 
This is a clip of William Peter Blatty on a documentary about Hollywood Ghost Stories and, yes, he is talking about some unusual activities on the sets of the movie.  Perfect for Halloween!

 
Ever hear of a ghost blimp?! 
Neither had Maven but . . . . 
Come on, admit it! 
Besides, we have to start getting
ready for Halloween sometime!
You know you want to check it out along with
other legends and ghosts!!

Ghost Blimp:  http://www.unsolved.com/legends.html#

and Legends:  http://unsolved.com/ajaxfiles/leg_ghost_blimp.htm

Haunted Hollywood and Its Haunted Actors[1]

Mena Suvari is best known for the movie “American Beauty,” but this American beauty grew up and was raised in a home in Rhode Island the family believed was haunted. Her family reported seeing apparitions and hearing sounds.

Neve Campbell is an American actress of Scottish ancestry who believes in the paranormal. Her home in the Hollywood Hills was the scene of a murder back in the Eighties where a young maid was brutally murdered by a man who came to the house. That maid is still carrying out her job…

Jennifer Love-Hewitt is known for working with ghosts, but she doesn’t want them in her home. She believes she has two ghosts in her Hollywood home. One is a previous resident, but the other could be one of the Ghost Whisperer’s old childhood friends looking over her.

Actress Kate Winslet became best known for playing the raven-haired Rose DeWitt-Bukater in “Titanic.” What is not so well known is that her country home in England is rumored as haunted by a phantom staff of servants.

Another British actor, Anthony Head from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” shares his Nineteenth Century home in Bristol, England with the gentle spirit of a young girl.

The apparition of a woman in a flowing skirt haunts actress Jane Seymour in her English castle.

Claudia Schiffer is haunted by the ghost of a 16th Century nun who has been seen haunting her country mansion in Suffolk.

Comedian Blake Clark played Harry the Hardware Guy through several seasons of “Home Improvement,” but when he was a struggling comic, he was also scared by ghosts at the Comedy Store nightspot built on the location of the former Ciro’s Restaurant.

One would think Jack Nicholson is afraid of nothing, but days after he and Rebecca Broussard moved into their Victorian mansion in Aspen, Colorado, she ended up seeing a ghostly figure in black robes wandering the hallway. Jack’s “Witches of Eastwick” co-star, Cher, recommended a Native American shaman to exorcise the ghost. She had called upon the same man to rid the property of her Malibu mansion of evil spirits.

Leggy beauty Morgan Fairchild has starred in such TV series as “Falcon Crest” and “Dallas.” When she was just starting out, she was living in a Dallas, Texas home haunted by a flustered spirit who fumbled with the doorknobs and walked the halls.

In July 1915, the steamship, Eastland, capsized on the Chicago River and more than eight hundred passengers lost their lives. Several nearby structures were used as morgues to identify the victims, and one of them is the modern Harpo Studios where Oprah Winfrey tapes her series. She and her staff have heard whispering, strange noises and unseen people loitering through the shadows at night.

Stephanie Kramer once starred in the Eighties TV series “Hunter” with Fred Dryer. When she was eight years old, she was startled and noticed an ethereal man standing by her bed. Years later as an actress, she shared her Hollywood home with a female ghost who moved things around.

Back in the Seventies, the series “Fantasy Island” was taped at a Victorian mansion known today as the Los Angeles County Arboretum, but actors, Richard Montalban, John Anderson, director Aaron Spelling and the crew all saw and felt the presence of Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, a Hollywood actor and writer, who was a African American posing as a Native American. He committed suicide in the house.

Dick Clark was greeted at a TV station by a figure just a few hours after the man had died at the hospital.

In New York City, director Francis Ford Coppola was staying in Manhattan’s Astoria Studio to work on the script for “The Cotton Club.” Gloria Swanson had made many movies here in her heyday, and in the years after her death, she returned here to relive her favorite memories. Coppola believes he saw her apparition at the end of a long hallway.

“X-Files” beauty Gillian Anderson believes her house in Vancouver was haunted. She was later told the house was on a Native American burial ground.

Leggy Rebecca Romijn-Stamos owns the former Hollywood home of screen legend Cary Grant, and if stories are to be believes, Cary’s ghost still returns there.

Actress and TV hostess Joan Rivers was once startled by a figure in period clothes in her swanky New York duplex.

Susan Richardson of the Seventies series, “Eight Is Enough,” believes her house in the San Fernando Valley was once haunted. She named him “Blue Ice” on account of the cold spots she felt.

Gordon Jump of “WKRP in Cincinnati” described seeing a ghost in civil defense attire in his Glendale, California home.

Actor Peter MacNichol is possibly best known for playing the puckish lawyer John Cage on the Fox 90s TV series, “Ally McBeal.” The series was taped in what is believed to have been the former Desilu studio where Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball once filmed “I Love Lucy.” In an interview, he commented he believed that the set where he taped the show was haunted. There’s also an unconfirmed rumor that the soundstage where the Disney Channel series “Sonny With A Chance” is also haunted. (But just how credible are Disney’s Tween stars when they’re known for taking turns dating each other?)

“Happy Days” father Tom Bosley once heard footsteps from an empty hall in Illinois’s haunted Woodstock Opera House.

Soap star Ruth Warrick shares her Cape Cod home with the ghost of a dead sea captain. Both Marlon Brando and Candace Bergen once lived in and sold the same haunted house near Los Angeles.

Actor Dick Christie is forever known as the father of the short-lived Eighties series “Small Wonder” who pretended to adopt an android built to resemble a young girl. In the real world, he lives in the former home of Silent Film star Buster Keaton where the film legend plays with the lights, unplugs the phones and does other pranks.



[1] http://hauntjaunts.net/blog/2010/06/10/haunted-hollywood-and-its-haunted-actors/

The Phantom's Hunting Ground

CHARLIE CHAN . . . Psychic?

Are There Ghosts or Aren't There?

Alcatraz Hauntings

More Alcatraz Hauntings

Queen Mary Haunted?

Queen Mary - Still Haunted?!

The Myrtles Plantation (and now Bed & Breakfast):
A picture of Cloe and a closeup:

Annabelle, the Haunted Doll:
 
Robert the Haunted Doll:
Visiting Robert the Doll:

BLOODY HOLLYWOOD
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by Troy Taylor

PRAIRIE GHOSTS:
 
HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD:  An Original Series by Troy Taylor:  
 
HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD:  The History of Tinseltown, First Scandals & the Fall of Fatty Arbuckle
 
THE HAUNTS OF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN:
 
HAUNTS OF THE SHIEK:  Remnants of Rudolph Valentino:     
 
GHOSTS & HAUNTS OF THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STUDIOS:
 
THE HOUSE IN LARUEL CANYON:  The Sirited Life & Death of Houdini and His Castle in the Hollywood Hills:
 
HAUNTED HOTELS:  The Ghosts & Haunts of Hollywood's Most Legendary Hotels: 
 
HOT TODDY:  Who Killed Thema Todd . . . And Why Does Her Ghost Still Walk?
 
GHOSTS OF HARLOW'S HOUSE:  The Creepy Little Man: 
 
THE GHOST OF SUPER MAN [The Death of Superman]:  The Unsolved Death and Mysterious Afterlife of Television's "Superman) . . . George Reeves: 
 
HOLLYWOOD'S FAVORITE GANGSTER:  The Ghost of Bugsy Siegel:
 
HOLLYWOOD'S HAUNTED THEATRES:

Had enough?!  No?!  Then ckeck out these!

     And Maven's Aunt Battie (pictured at the top of the page) will start off the stories from her own archives . . . some stories about haunted - truly haunted! - places in Texas, including a couple of stories about a house in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas . . . Thistle Hill!

Assorted Ghosts:
 
Texas' own Roswell:

SPOOKTACULAR HOLLYWOOD: A Curse on Your House!

Thistle Hill

Thistle Hill - Oh, My!

Thistle Hill, a Little Extra

Ghosts of the Chilling Kind

The Log Cabin Village Ghost

Miss Molly's Bed & Breakfast

And in the rest of Texas:

The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas

Seguin's Headless Walker, Seguin, Texas

Perry Mason and the Haunting of the Black Swan Inn, San Antonio, TX

The Munsters Gone Texas