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Haunted California: British Ghosts, Murders and Mysteries

Haunted California: British Ghosts, Murders and Mysteriesby James Bartlett

As any new Brit in the USA will notice... Halloween is a much bigger deal here. It’s a great excuse to dress up, eat candy to excess and have a few too many beers without judgment, but it’s also a non-denominational event.
It’s often linked with the Mexican Dia De Los Muertos or “Day of The Dead,” which occurs on November 1 and 2 and is an official holiday where people come together to pray and remember family members who have passed on, but for the 500,000 people who will be swarming the largest Halloween event in the world in West Hollywood,California,that probably won’t matter, so we decided to list a few famous California ghosts, murders and mysteries –all of them with a British connection.  

Firstly, there’s no more famous sign of Hollywood than the Hollywood sign itself. Built by London-born sign-makerThomas Fisk Goffand originally saying “Hollywoodland,” it was meant to lure buyers to the area an…


Meet Elizabeth Knowelden from London who moved to LA four years ago to pursue her acting career....

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?

Absolutely. I had worked predominantly in theatre in the UK and wanted to stretch myself further into tv and film work. While I love both London and New York, Los Angeles remains the main hub for screen projects. Casting can move so quickly, I thought it best to plant myself right in the center of it all. Plus the sunshine and palm trees help.
What one thing do you miss from home?

My loved ones. There can be certain sacrifices to making such a move to America, but thankfully I'm very close with my family and friends and we make the effort to bridge the gaps.
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK?

Well, it's a completely different lifestyle. There's a much more relaxed vibe, but at the same time, a very strong work ethic. One of the things I connect to most in America is the optimism. I love meeting people …