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Jack Lives On! – An Original Jack Donovan “Stars” in L.A. Confidential

As anyone who has been following my recent posts on Jack Donovan knows, his amazing life intermingled both the worlds of architecture and the movies. Jack’s highly attuned sense of theatricality is readily apparent in his home designs, which were exuberant, … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built – Part VI – Conclusion

And now, at last, we conclude the story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part VI. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, Part III, … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part V

And now we continue with story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part V. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, and Part III and Part … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part IV

And now the continuation of the amazing story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part IV. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, and Part … 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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The House(s) That Jack Built – Part I

Over the next few weeks I’m hoping to do a few posts on some fascinating Jacks – Jack Pickford, Jack London and Jack Donovan. Let’s start with Jack Donovan, a larger than life fellow whose incredible story deserves far more than … Continue reading

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