The Dark History of Los Angeles

The Dark History of Los Angeles


**This is a 6-week course. Your registration fee includes 1 class per week for 6 weeks**

[Fall Quarter / Term I] 9/9/19 – 10/20/19
[Mondays] 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Dark History of Los Angeles is a course consisting of murder and mayhem in Los Angeles from the 1850s to present day. You will learn about the city by bearing witness to its iconic, and lesser known, crimes. You will become acquainted with the devils and the angels who once called Los Angeles home. There are no prerequisites for the course—all you need to bring is your curiosity!

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Teacher Bio: Joan Renner

I’m Joan Renner, and I’m an author and a historian. My blog, Deranged L.A. Crimes tells true tales of 20th Century murder, mayhem, political corruption and celebrity scandal. I am a featured crime expert on many TV true crime series including: Deadly Women, Ice Cold Blood, and Horror at the Cecil Hotel. I’ve been a guest on the Hollywood & Crime podcast and I worked on the book LAPD ’53 with James Ellroy and Glynn Martin.  I’m excited about this class and I welcome the opportunity to share my love of the dark history of Los Angeles with you.

Venue: Boomtown Brewery
700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Event Details

Day 1: September 09, 2019

Day 2: September 16, 2019

Day 3: September 23, 2019

Day 4: September 30, 2019

Day 5: October 07, 2019

Day 6: October 14, 2019

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Venue: Boomtown Brewery