Jim Morrison’s strange Los Angeles

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

Those of us here at CreepyLA have a particular fondness for Jim Morrison, even if his grave is elsewhere. For one, he sings an anthem that many of our readers identify with; The Doors’ song “People Are Strange.” But more importantly, we believe it’s no coincidence that Morrison’s nickname was The Lizard King and that he rose to fame in a city that is also home to secret underground race of lizard people.

In tribute, we present this map of Morrison’s Los Angeles—places he once haunted physically, and probably still does etherealy…

True story: Jim Morrison’s body was supposed to be returned to California over ten years ago. After passing away in 1971 in France of an apparent drug overdose, he was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery with a 30 year lease on the tomb. Alas, when the move-out date came up, Paris officials decreed Morrison would be able to rest in peace.

Whether or not his remains would have ended up in Los Angeles is up for speculation, but if his spirit is anywhere, it is definitely here in the City of Angels. Perhaps at one of these places…

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