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. Lynda D. Pollock March 21, 2016 @ 6:52 pm Reply

    Would like to buy 3 tickets to Kim Cooper’s book signing

    • retro Kim Cooper March 22, 2016 @ 10:26 am Reply

      This signing takes place from 1-2pm during the L.A. Vintage Paperback Show, and you can purchase show tickets at the door of the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Hope to see you there!

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