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HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

JOHN WAYNE TOUR – PART FOUR

SUPERSTAR

AND THE THIRD AND LAST WIFE

 WITH THIRD WIFE PILAR PALLETE

1948 – 1965

470 LOUISE AVENUE – ENCINO

 PAID $125,000 FOR THIS 22 ROOM FARMHOUSE.

LIVED HERE WITH HIS THIRD AND LAST WIFE.

SOLD IT IN 1966 TO WALT DISNEY’S DAUGHTER.

1965 – 1979

2686 BAYSHORE DRIVE – NEWPORT BEACH

LAST HOME

 MAY 2  – JUNE 11, 1979

UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

MAY 2

Duke, suffering from cancer and having been in and out of the hospital, was taken to UCLA Medical Center for the last time.

He would never leave his 9th Floor room.

JUNE 11

John Wayne died at the age of 72.

PACIFIC VIEW MEMORIAL PARK – NEWPORT BEACH

For twenty years his grave was unmarked.

WAYNE RELATED LOCATIONS

 IS SAID TO HAVE ONCE LIVED HERE

14 RUE GRAND DUCAL – BIG CANYON, CA.

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IS SAID TO HAVE ONCE LIVED HERE

Pauma Valley Country Club

16270 Pauma Valley Dr, Pauma Valley

26 BAR RANCH

SPRINGERVILLE, EAGAR, ARIZONA

RED EYE RANCH – STANFIELD, ARIZONA

OPERATED BY HIS RED RIVER LAND COMPANY.

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

JANUARY 28, 1950

PUTS PRINTS IN CEMENT

John Wayne Puts His Foot Into Cement
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
1541 VINE STREET – HOLLYWOOD

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.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #3

PART THREE

BIT ACTOR TO MOVIE STAR

AND HIS FIRST TWO WIVES

 1928 – 1931

FOX STUDIOS

Duke had worked here as a laborer before he became an actor. In 1928 he dropped out of USC to devote himself to acting. Fox  fired him in 1931.

1933

HANCOCK PARK

THE SAENZ FAMILY HOME

JUNE 24

MARRIED FIRST WIFE JOSEPHINE SAENZ

John Wayne and Bride Josephine Saenz

 

1933 – 1936

436 NORTH ORANGE GROVE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

(or 1235)

THEY MOVED HERE AFTER GETTING MARRIED

1936

312 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE – HANCOCK PARK

DUKE AND JOSIE NEXT MOVED HERE.

HE BOUGHT THIS SPANISH – STYLE HOUSE. WHEN THEY SEPERATED HE MOVED INTO THE HOME OF ACTOR PAUL FIX.

THEY DIVORCED IN 1944.

WITH SECOND WIFE ESPERANZA ‘CHATA’ BAUR

(applying for marriage license in Los Angeles in 1946)

1944 – 1948

4735 TYRONE STREET – VAN NUYS

WITH SECOND WIFE, CHATA

4031 LONGRIDGE AVENUE – SHERMAN OAKS

MOVED HERE AFTER LEAVING CHATA. WILLIAM CONRAD LATER LIVED HERE.

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.

 

 

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.

 

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR

 INTRODUCTION

Howdy, Pilgrims…

Since this is Memorial Day weekend I thought that it was only fitting to post my updated John Wayne Tour.

So, times – a – wastin’. Saddle up and lets get this party started.

 PART ONE

1907 – 1914

 

1907 – 1910

WINTERSET, IOWA

216 SOUTH SECOND STREET

THE MORRISON FAMILY HOME

 On May 26, 1907, Marion Morrison (John Wayne), was born here.

 

1910 – 1912

EARLHAM, OHIO

320 OHIO STREET

When he was four years old his family moved here.

 

1912 – 1914

KEOKUK, IOWA

11 SOUTH 9th STREET

He was six when they moved here. In 1914 they moved to California.

 

DES MOINES, IOWA

1716 HIGH STREET

They lived here

 

HOW DUKE ENDED UP IN CALIFORNIA

 

1909

John Wayne’s grandfather, Marion Morrison arrived in Los Angeles and found a job at the firm of Ryder, Munch and Grants.

 

503 SOUTH WESTLAKE – LOS ANGELES

He rented this house.

 

Morrison later filed a claim on some cheap property in the Mojave Desert and planned

on investing his own cash into improving the land. He would live on it for a while, secure the title to the property and then leave it to his son, Clyde, (Duke’s father), in his will. That way, Clyde, his wife Molly, and their two sons, Marion and Robert, could live on it for free.

They would grow wheat and corn and use the money from the crops to try and make a better life for themselves.

In late 1913 Clyde Morrison left his wife and children behind and joined his father.

For most of 1914 they worked the land and planted the crops.

The land that Marion Morrison had settled on was the Southern half of the Northeastern quarter of Section 34, Township 7N, North of Range 12, West of the San Bernardino Meridan – a total of 80 acres. The property was near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, about three miles south of Lancaster. Morrison shelled out close to three thousand dollars of his own money into the land.

One hundred yards from the tracks they built a three – room frame house that was five hundred square feet, with a tin roof. In later years John Wayne would call it a glorified shack.

They also built a 12 x 16 barn, just in case they decided to buy a horse and cow, which they did. A corral was needed, so they built one behind the barn. A shelter was built to house the twenty – horsepower, Victor Horizontal gas engine and Ingersall Rand air compresson that ran the water pump. An outhouse was built and a drilling company installed the well.

Ditches were dug for water pipes and Clyde plowed ten acres and planted their first crop of corn and wheat. Father and son then filed the necessery papers with the Bureau Of Land Management, testifing to their improvements on the property and asking for the title.

At the end of 1914 Molly and her two boys jumped on a train and headed out west to join Clyde and Marion. Thats how John Wayne wound up in California.

1914 – 1916

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA

His father and grandfather had a small farm here where they lived in a small shack.

Clyde and Molly and the two kids worked long hours, from dawn to dusk, during the Spring of 1915.

 

812 EAST 14th STREET – LOS ANGELES

Molly’s parents moved to Los Angeles and rented this house for a few months.

 

VALENCIA STREET – LOS ANGELES

Then they moved into a larger house on this street.

 

THE THORNYCRAFT SANITARIUM – GLENDALE

Near the end of the year Marion Morrison became ill and Clyde committed him here for three weeks.

 

THE PATTON VERERAN’S HOSPITAL

Marion Morrison was then brought here where he died later that year.

 

LANCASTER GRAMMER SCHOOL

He was enrolled in second grade in September 1914. His nickname was ‘Skinny’.

 

1916

Clyde and Molly had had enough of farm life and sold it. They packed up their few belongings and moved to Los Angeles.

 

This ends the first part of the tour. The second leg of the tour will be leaving in a few minutes.

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.

 

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

C

RORY CALHOUN

12214 VIEWCREST DRIVE – STUDIO CITY 1960s

1532 CHIQUITA STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD 1980s

8929 FOX TRAIL

MORENO VALLEY, SAN BERNARDINO

LAST HOME

YAKIMA CANUTT

 4566 FOUNTAIN AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD 1920

1818 WHITLEY AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1930

11808 RIVERSIDE DRIVE – STUDIO CITY – LAST HOME

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

HARRY AND OLIVE CAREY

HARRY CAREY RANCH

28515 SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON ROAD – NEWHALL

 CORONA DEL MAR – NEWPORT BEACH

HAD A RANCH HERE

PALOMAR MOUNTAINS, SAN DIEGO

HAD A HOME HERE

909 NORTH REXFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1920 MANDEVILLE CANYON ROAD – BEVERLY HILLS

WOODLAWN CEMETERY – BRONX, NEW YORK

CAREY FAMILY MAUSOLEUM

ALL THE CRYPTS ARE UNMARKED

OLIVE CAREY WAS CREMATED AND SCATTERED

LEO CARRILLO

(as Pancho)

1937 – 1960

LEO CARRILLO RANCH

RANCHO DE LAS KIOTES – CARLSBAD, CA.

BOUGHT THIS 840,000 RANCH AND BUILT IT UP TO 2,538 ACRES.

Carrillo

639 EAST CHANNEL ROAD – SANTA MONICA – DIED HERE

WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SANTA MONICA

SUNSET CARSON

11159 DINO CIRCLE #42 – GARDEN GROVE, CA.

HIGHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS – JACKSON, TN.

LANE CHANDLER

1760 WILCOX AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

THE MAYFAIR APARTMENTS – 1930

1811 WHITLEY AVENUE – 1930s

5607 LA MIRADA AVENUE – 1937

GEORGE CHESEBRO

George Chesebro

260 OAKDALE DRIVE – LOS ANGELES

PACIFIC CREST CEMETERY – NEWPORT BEACH

CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD

(VICTOR DANIELS)

Tonto in [“The Lone Ranger” and “The Lone Ranger Rides Again” 1938-1939]

1937

937 SOUTH ALVARADO, LOS ANGELES

1950’s

THE CORRIGAN RANCH – SANTA SUSANNA, CA.

Was living here at the time of his death.

FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE, CA.

MARGUERTIE CHURCHILL

252 CANON DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

315 PALM DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

STEVE CLARK

Steve Clark

1119 NORTH MC CADDEN PLACE – 1937

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

 ANDY CLYDE

 2166 CANYON DRIVE – LOS ANGELES

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

EDMUND COBB

Edmund Fessenden Cobb

1612 NORTH ALESANDRIA, LOS ANGELES 1920

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

BILL CODY JR. – 1925 – 1989

Bill Cody, Jr

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

BILL CODY SR. – 1891 – 1948

Bill Cody

772 NORTH VAN NESS AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – 1930

EL RITO APARTMENTS

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY – CULVER CITY

UNMARKED GRAVE

TEX COOPER

Tex Cooper

5824 CARLTON WAY – LOS ANGELES – 1918

6042 CARLTON WAY – 1942

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

RAY ‘CRASH’ CORRIGAN

Ray Corrigan

5426 SIERRA VISTA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

THE SIERRA VISTA APARTMENTS – 1920s

1200 NORTH GARDNER STREET – LOS ANGELES 1937

INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY – INGLEWOOD, CA.

HIS GRAVE IS UNMARKED

DICK CURTIS

Dick Curtis

1404 NORTH LA BREA – INGLEWOOD

LAST HOME

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY – CULVER CITY

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.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

THE GARY COOPER TOUR – PART TWO

1924 – 1961

THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS

1924
NOVEMBER 27
MANSFIELD AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
24 year old Frank Cooper arrived in Hollywood. While looking for work, he
stayed in a dollar -a – day room. This was his first Hollywood home.
SUNSET BLVD AND GOWER – HOLLYWOOD
He made his film debut and three dollars as an extra in a crowd scene for a comedy short that was filmed on this corner, outside the Al Christie Studios.
ROMAINE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
(near Chauenga Blvd)
Coop moved into a clean room in a boarding house on this street. He paid twelve dollars a week. Borders received two free meals a day and a chicken dinner every Sunday.
75111 FRANKLIN AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
Judge Charles and Alice Cooper, Coop’s parents, soon followed their son and moved to tinsel town several months later. They rented a two – story house that was shingled with shuttered windows and a brick front porch. The house set high off the street at the corner of Gardner. Coop moved in with them.
1925
ADOHR DAIRY FARM
Coop worked as a milkman from midnight to six in the morning for five months until he over slept and was late for work and was promptly fired.
Frank hired Hollywood agent Nan Collins. She told him that there were two Frank Cooper’s already, one was a stuntman and the other a character actor. On the east coast a man named Frank Cooper was on trial for murdering his wife. She thought it would be best for him to change his first name and suggested the name of her hometown, Gary, Indiana. He liked it and the rest is history.
1927
WITH CLARA BOW
CLARA BOW
512 NORTH BEDFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
She was called the “It” Girl, because she had It. She and Cooper met for the first time while filming the movie “It”. This was her first starring role and he had a bit part. They got to know each other better at a New Years Eve party and started spending a lot of time together at her mansion. Since
she was the “It” Girl, the press christianed Copper the “It” Boy. She became his first of many leading mistresses. They appeared in three movies together, all released in 1927. When the films were in the can, so was the romance.
1928 / 1929
529 NORTH CAHUENGO BLVD – HOLLYWOOD
Now that he was making good money, Coop was able to buy his parents a house. It was modes with a tiled roof, pillard entrance and hugh living room window. It had three bedrooms and two baths. He moved into one of the bedrooms. Both bathrooms were elaborately tiled. Coops bathroom adjoined his bedroom. His bedroom had only some indian beadwork that hung around the walls and chairs, a bed and a dresser with a picture of his mother, and nothing else.
1919 NORTH ARGYLE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
THE CASTLE ARGYLE ARMS APARTMENTS
He kept a room here where he would bring whoever he was involved with at the time.

LATE 1920s / 30s

7511 FRANKLIN AVENUE, HOLLYWOOD

Lived here with his parents

1929

8293 MARMONT LANE

LISTED AS LIVING HERE

1930s

THE COWBOY AND THE MEXICAN SPITFIRE

COOP AND LUPE VELEZ

Much to his parents dismay, Cooper started an intense affair with actress Lupe Velez while working together on the movie, “Wolf Song”.

1826 LAUREL CANYON BLVD – LOS ANGELES

GARY COOPER AND LUPE VELEZ – EARLY 1930s

Carried on their affair here

565 NORTH CAHUENGA AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
Lupe Velez later moved into this house, which was near Cooper’s parents. In the 1970s the house became famous as the “Happy Days” House.
Happy Days house
1932
7000 HOLLYWOOD BLVD – HOLLYWOOD
THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL
Coop moved out of his apartment at the Argyle Arms and into a room here. He then went house hunting.
1932 – JULY 1933
1027 CHEVY CHASE DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
This was Greta Garbo’s first Hollywood home and she lived here from 1929 to 1931 / 1932 before renting it out.
Cooper lived in it for a little under a year. He turned the place into a trophy room with the heads of animals he had killed stuffed and mounted on the walls. One floor was made to look like a jungle. He let his pet monkey run free throughout the mansion tearing and ruining everything it could. When he moved out in July 1933 the house was trashed, with extensive damages. His landlady was not very happy and sued him. He paid her a large settlement.
230 NORTH BARRINGTON AVENUE – BRENTWOOD
He may have lived here.
1933
DECEMBER 15
MARRIED VERONICA  ‘ROCKY’ BALFE AKA SANDRA SHAW
They were married at the New York City home of her mother and stepfather, Wall Street financier, Paul Shields.
JULY 1933 – 1936
4723 WHITE OAK AVENUE – ENCINO
He bought a ten acre ranch in the Van Nuys / Encino area. In 1936 he sold it to Spencer Tracy, who later sold it to Mickey Rooney.

1934 – 1935

301 ROCKINGHAM AVENUE – BRENTWOOD

Cooper and his wife stayed here while their home at 11940 Chaparal, was being built.

After they moved out Clifton Webb moved in in May 1935, for a short stay.

1935 – 1936

809 BEDFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

Moved here

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1936 – 1953
11940 CHAPARAL – BRENTWOOD

Gary and Rocky bought this land in 1936 and built a large white Bermuda
Georgian house. It sat on a three and half acre estate and included a tennis court, swimming pool, ducks, chickens, dogs and lush landscaping. There was a vegetable garden, citrus grove and avacado orchard. When the split up in May 1951 she remained here and he moved out. They sold the house in 1953 to a Catholic Church that was close by.

ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH

11967 SUNSET BLVD – BRENTWOOD

The church was built on a site adjacent to the estate of movie actor GaryCooper. In 1979, the parish purchased Cooper estate. The house was used as a convent, and the grounds were used as a playground for the students at St. Martin of Tours School and for church parking. The house was sold in 1980 after the Sisters of St. Joseph ceased operating the school. The land acquired for the construction of the church was formerly an orchard on the estate of actor GaryCooper.

PALM SPRINGS
In the 1930s Coop and his parents leased two thousand acres of land east of Palm Springs and planned to sink fifty – two oil wells. He later sold the leases and the real estate became the Palm Springs Airport.
1940s

1940s

TRAIL CREEK CABIN – SUN VALLEY, IDAHO

Gary and Rocky had a cabin here

1946

SKY TAVERN – RENO, NEVADA

COOP AND ROCKY

1949
2146 FOX HILLS DRIVE – CENTURY CITY
(near Sepulveda Blvd and 20th Century – Fox Studios)
PATRICIA NEAL
She was living here in an apartment while she was filling “The Fountainhead”
and during her affair with Cooper. He spent many nights here with her.
When the affair ended she moved out and Tarzan star, Lex Barker, moved in.
1951
On May 16 Gary and Rocky seperated. She remained in the Brentwood house
until 1953. He moved to the Bel Air Hotel before renting a house in Brentwood.
SEPTEMBER 1954 – MAY 13, 1961
200 NORTH BARODA DRIVE – HOLMBY HILLS
Gary and Rocky were back together and in July 1953 they began building a lavish, 6,000 square foot mansion on one and a half acres. It was completed
in September 1954. He died here on May 13, 1961.

May 14, 1961, Gary Cooper
May 14, 1961, Gary Cooper dies
May 14, 1961, Gary Cooper
May 14, 1961, Gary Cooper
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – BEVERLY HILLS
His funeral services were held here.
1961 – 1974
HOLY CROSS CEMETERY – CULVER CITY, CA.
HIS GRAVE SIDE FUNERAL AT HOLY CROSS
THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES.
He was originally buried here. next to actress Zasu Pitts.
When he was removed in 1974 so was his original grave marker. It was placed on his new grave site.
1974
SOUTHAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Rocky and their daughter were living on the east coast,
and decided to have him buried here. His grave is
near a three ton rose colored boulder. When Rocky passed
away in 2000 she was buried with him.
COOPER RELATED LOCATION
Gary and Rocky had a home until both of their deaths

LAKE AGAWAM – SOUTHAMPTON, NY

AUGUST 14, 1943

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD

PUT HIS HAND AND FOOTPRINTS IN CEMENT

FEBRUARY 8, 1960

6243 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR

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.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

THE GARY COOPER TOUR

PART ONE – 1901 – 1924

HELENA, MONTANA

1901 – 1908

730 11th AVENUE

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Frank James Cooper, best known as Gary Cooper, was born on the second floor, ten room – modest red – brick home of his parents, Judge Charles and Alice Cooper, on May 7, 1901. Over the years the Cooper’s lived in four other houses that were close to each other.

1909 – 1912

123 BRECKENRIDGE

The family moved here.
LIVED HERE FOR A SHORT TIME

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1910 – 1914

DUNSTABLE, ENGLAND

Cooper and his brother were enrolled in Dunstable School while living with relatives in Houghton Regis, England. They returned to Montana in 1914.

HIGH STREET NORTH – DUNSTABLE

He lived on this while attending Dunstable.

HELENA, MONTANA

LATER LIVED HERE AFTER ENGLAND

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1913 – 1914

15 SHILAND STREET

They next moved to this shuttered, two – story, wood framed house, with a railed front porch, that sat on top of a steep hill.

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1914 – 1918 / 19

115 NORTH BEATTIE STREET

They moved into this large three – story stucco duplex.

1918 / 19 – 1920

712 5th AVENUE

Their final home was a brick house with abig front wondow and arched entrance

that led to the front porch, that was across the street from Shiland Street.

1906

THE 7 BAR 9 RANCH

In 1906 Judge Cooper bought this ranch. Coop’s mother nicknamed the ranch house ‘Sunnyside’.

Present directions to the ranch:

Drive North on I – 15, take exit 244 and go back toward Helena for two miles on the frontage road. At milepost 246 on the West Side of the highway, there is the white – painted 7 BAR 9 sign above the gate post and the abutment of the old footbridge.

EDUCATION

HELENA, MONTANA

CENTRAL GRADE SCHOOL

JOHNSON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

1910 – 1913

DUNSTABLE, ENGLAND

Cooper and his brother were enrolled in Dunstable School while living with relatives in Houghton Regis, England. They returned to Montana in 1914.

DUNSTABLE GRAMMER SCHOOL

BOZEMAN, MONTANA

GALLATIN VALLEY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from here.

(1921)

1921 – 1922

HELENA JUNIOR COLLEGE

1921 – 1924

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Worked here as a tour guide for three straight summers

1922 – 1924

GRINNELL COLLEGE – GRINNELL, IOWA

(Graduated in 1924 at the age of 23)

Grinnell College postcard post card - Blair Hall, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

(1922 – AGE 21 – BACK ROW)
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1924

AGE 23 – SECOND FROM RIGHT IN THIRD ROW FROM BOTTOM

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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.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOUR

Summer is just around the corner and families across the country are going to pack up their brood and hit the road for a few weeks of rest and relaxation. The only problem is, by the time you get back home you’ll be busted flatter than boxer’s nose. Tourest traps such as Disneyland are so expensive that the average family will have to save all year to pay just to get in the gate. Then there’s the high priced food, gifts, hotels, etc. and at the end of the day all your hard earned cash is gone. So, you pack the brood back up and crawl back home, where you’ll be working long past retirement just to pay off this vacation.

All that money you saved up is what keeps that damned mouse rich and sassy. While your dining on a cheap TV dinner, the mouse is dining on the finest cheeses from around the world. So, to hell with him, keep your cash, stick in the gas tank, drive to Hollywood, and visit some of the places where your favorite western heroes once called home.

Bob

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ART ACORD

Art Acord

6808 WHITLEY TERRACE 1920 – LOS ANGELES

5236 ENCINO AVENUE – ENCINO 1927

652 NORTH VERMONT AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – 1930

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

REX ALLEN SR.

Rex Allen

400 NORTH CAMDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

THE DIAMOND X RANCH – CALABASAS

BRONCO BILLY ANDERSON (MAX H. ARONSON)

1206 NORTH KINGSLEY DRIVE – LOS ANGELES 1927

1625 MERIDIAN AVENUE – SOUTH PASADENA

THE BRIERWORN CONVILESCENT HOSPITAL

WAS LIVING HERE WHERE HE DIED.

CHAPEL OF THE PINES CREMATORIUM – LOS ANGELES

HIS ASHES ARE HERE IN STORAGE

RICHARD ARLEN

10025 TOLUCA LAKE AVENUE – TOLUCA LAKE 1940s

With Jobyna Ralston

DEVONSHIRE BLVD – NORTHRIDGE – 1950s

THE HOWDEN RANCH

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY – CULVER CITY

PEDRO ARMENDARIZ

Pedro Armendariz

PANTEON JARDIN (CEMETERY) – MEXICO

HOOPER ATCHLEY

Hooper Atchley

602 NORTH KILKEA DRIVE – 1942

PHILLIPS CEMETERY – NEWPORT, TN

GENE AUTRY

Gene Autry

OLD CREEK CANYON ROAD – NORTHRIDGE

MELODY RANCH – 1950s

10985 BLUFFSIDE DRIVE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

3171 BROOKDALE ROAD – STUDIO CITY (Last home)

3171 BROOKDALE Rd, Studio City, CA 91604

3171 BROOKDALE Rd, Studio City, CA 91604

3171 BROOKDALE Rd, Studio City, CA 91604

3171 BROOKDALE Rd, Studio City, CA 91604

3171 BROOKDALE Rd, Studio City, CA 91604

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

-B-

GEORGE BANCROFT

978 OCEAN FRONT DRIVE

WOODLAWN CEMETERY – SANTA MONICA

ROY BARCROFT

5401 ENCINO AVENUE – ENCINO – HIS LAST HOME
DONALD ‘RED’ BARRY
7251 HOLLYWOOD BLVD – HOLLYWOOD
THE PEYTON HALL APARTMENTS
the day WWII ended, Red Barry ran outside his apartment firing his six-shooters into the air; each apt. had a separate address from 7221-7271; complex demolished in 1980
4729 FARMDALE AVENUE, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
Shot himself on the front lawn in front of police
FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

BUZZ BARTON

14470 HERRON STREET – SYLMAR

LAST HOME

WARNER BAXTER

(AS THE CISCO KID)
138 SOUTH BEACHWOOD DRIVE – LOS ANGELES – 1927

911 NORTH ROXBURY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

Warner Baxter Postcard

688 NIMES ROAD, BEL AIR

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

NOAH BEERY JR.

12401 MOORPARK STREET – STUDIO CITY 1950s

14305 ROBLAR PLACE – SHERMAN OAKS – 1955

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

NOAH BEERY SR.

1556 NORTH LABAIG AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1917

6421 IVARENE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1920

11912 MOORPARK STREET – STUDIO CITY 1930

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

WALLACE BEERY

921 NORTH ROXBURY DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS

816 NORTH ALPINE DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

LAST HOME. BROTHER NOAH DIED HERE AS DID WALLY.

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

CHARLES BICKFORD

254 REDLANDS STREET – PLAYA DEL REY, CA. – LAST HOME

MONTE BLUE

716 CAMDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1019 NORTH ROXBURY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

(THE GEORGE GERSHWIN HOUSE)

LIVED HERE BEFORE GERSHWIN.

612 SIERRA DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

With his mother – in – law, actress Bodil Rosing

WARD BOND

1944 / 45 – 1960

9510 CHEROKEE LANE – BEVERLY HILLS

When the former resident, actor Laird Cregar, died in 1944, Bond bought his house.

It was the only home he ever owned, and it was his last.

WILLIAM ‘HOPALONG CASSIDY’ BOYD
1917
CORONADO, SAN DIEGO
1923
5417 SIERRA VISTA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES
1926
6129 SALEM PLACE – LOS ANGELES
1930 – 1933
294 SOUTH CARMELINA DRIVE – LOS ANGELES
With actress Dorothy Sebastion
525 NORTH ARDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
With Dorothy
MALIBU HILLS RANCH
With Dorothy Sebastian
1939
1355 NORTH GARDNER AVENUE
Moved here with his last wife.
1355 North GARDNER St, Los Angeles, CA 90046
1950s
1707 CRISLER WAY – LOS ANGELES
1950s – 1972
73 – 498 JOSHUA TREE – PALM DESERT
This was his winter home
1960s – 1972
34001 DANA STRAND ROAD – DANA POINT, ORANGE, CA.
THE DANA STRAND CLUB # 17
Last home, was living here when he died.
FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE
 WALTER BRENNAN(as Old Man Clanton)

5134 BLUEBELL AVENUE – STUDIO CITY

13240 MOORPARK STREET – SHERMAN OAKS

17417 PARTHENIA DRIVE – NORTHRIDGE

JOHNNY MACK BROWN
631 SIERRA DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
101 EDINBURGH AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

101 South Edinburgh Avenue, Los Angeles CA

1119 CALLE VISTA DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

EDGAR BUCHANAN

5270 ROUND MEADOW ROAD – HIDDEN HILLS

FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

— 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.

Gather round, y’all.

We’ve got a new feature coming to our blog.  We’re happy to welcome Bob Siler and his amazing list of the homes of our favorite Western movie stars!  It’s a comprehensive look at the many places that the cowboy stars of yesteryear called home.  You’ll also find some final resting places.

This is a BIG list so stay tuned as we share it with you in pieces.

Here’s a message from Bob:

Howdy Fellow Saddle Tramps
and welcome to my tour of where many western film makers, in front and behind the camera, once hung their cowboy hats
and rested their boots. This list is a work in progress and I’ll continue to add to it when I find new locations.
Some of the longer tours that will be posted here will be devoted to Gary Cooper, Tom Mix, John Ford and John Wayne. I hope everyone has a good time.
Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think, no matter if you like the tour or hate it. And any corrections are welcomed.
I’d like to thank Webmaster Tim for giving this tour a home.
Bob
burbank1000@comcast.net

ABOUT BOB SILER:

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.