HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #2

May 29, 2011

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #2

PART TWO

Listen up, Tourists…. the second part of our journey will take us through the mean streets of Glendale and Los Angeles. We might come upon some native Califorians and other creatures that live in this neck of the globe. Do not feed or talk to the wild Ward Bondasourus or the Pappyus Fordoctapus. Lets climb aboard the tour wagons and hit the trail.

 TOUR WAGONS

 GROWING UP IN GLENDALE

1916 – 1935

GLENDALE, CA.

During the years that he lived in Glendale the Morrison’s moved around alot. This is a list of many of the addresses where they lived.

WEST BROADWAY

THE GLENDALE PHARMACY

After leaving Lancaster his father, Clyde, found his first job in Glendale here as a registered pharmacist.

VALENCIA STREET – LOS ANGELES

Clyde, wife Molly and their two sons, Marion and Robert, lived here with Molly’s parents until they were able to move into their own home in Glendale.

1916 – 1917

421 SOUTH ISABEL STREET

They rented this small house. It was the first of many of the Duke’s boyhood homes.

6th STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

He was enrolled in fourth grade here.

1917

315 SOUTH GENEVA STREET

They next lived here until the end of the year.

1917 – 1918

443 WEST COLORADO BOULEVARD

Then they moved here.

1918

404 NORTH ISABEL STREET

They bought this house, but soon lost it.

1918 – 1920

THE GLENDALE PHARMACY

WEST BROADWAY

After losing their house the Morrison’s moved into a small apartment above the pharmacy.

1918

FIRE STATION #1

315 EAST BROADWAY

Little Marion and his dog, ‘Duke’, liked to hang around with the firemen. It was here that they gave him his life long nickname, Duke, which they started calling him. He was nicknamed after his dog.

1920 – 1921

313 SOUTH GARFIELD AVENUE

They bought this nice six – room house, but Clyde defaulted on the payments in 1921 and they had to move.

1921

815 SOUTH GARFIELD AVENUE

They moved here.

1921 – 1925

GLENDALE UNION HIGH SCHOOL

1440 BROADWAY AVENUE EAST

Duke was the school’s star football player – 1923 – 1924

1925 – 1926

207 WEST WINDSOR STREET

This was the Morrison’s last home as a family before Clyde and Molly divorced and Duke headed off to USC.

1931 – 1932

227 NORTH CEDAR

Molly remarried and they moved here. Duke spent time here while attending USC.

THE MORRISON’S ALSO LIVED AT THE FOLLOWING GLENDALE LOCATIONS BUT THE YEARS ARE NOT KNOWN.

315 SOUTH GENEVA

8153 SOUTH CENTRAL BOULEVARD

          LOUISE STREET

          REYNOLDS STREET (No longer standing)

129 SOUTH KENWOOD – TWO – STORY HOUSE

237 SOUTH ORANGE STREET

245 SOUTH ORANGE STREET

EDUCATION

SCHOOLS HE ATTENDED

1916

SIXTH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – GLENDALE

ENTERED HERE IN THE FOURTH GRADE.

DORAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – GLENDALE

WENT HERE UNTIL SEVENTH GRADE

1919 – 1921

GLENDALE INTERMEDIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

8th GRADE

1921 – 1925

GLENDALE UNION HIGH SCHOOL

1440 BROADWAY AVENUE EASTHIS 1925 YEAR BOOK

1926 – 1928

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)

1928 – 1931

He dropped out of USC and went to work at Fox Studios. They fired him in 1931.

Bob Siler grew up in Burbank, not far from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers where they made his favorite monster movies.  A long-time fan of Westerns, he still has a hard time believing that the great John Wayne could die.  Bob has created many lists detailing where the famous and infamous lived, are buried, and the cars they drove.  He has recently completed this list of Western Stars homes after many years.  Burbank Bob now resides in Portland, Oregon.

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One Response to “HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #2”

  1. Anonymous said

    I heard he went to R.D. White Elementary on Doran in Glendale.

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