Category Archives: Brentwood

One Smart Girl – Deanna Durbin (1921-2013)

Bar none, the best summer job I ever had was as a tour guide at Universal Studios. It was such a thrill running around that famed and historic lot where so many legendary talents had worked. To walk in the … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part III

Princess Mae and Her House of Horrors… In July 1926, about seven weeks after her quickly arranged purchase, Mae Murray officially took possession of 13047 San Vicente. At first glance, everything seemed to be just fine. It wasn’t. To say … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part II

Sorry for the absence of posts, but it was a CRAZY week this last week… And now we continue with the amazing story of Jack Donovan and his equally amazing houses, which began with my post from last week. It’s … Continue reading

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Lost Hollywood – A Swimmingly Grand Estate in Brentwood Heights

Today, a backyard swimming pool is such a common amenity it can be found even in the humblest of tract houses, but for centuries past a private pool was an object of the highest luxury reserved for only the very … Continue reading

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