HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #3
May 29, 2011
HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS
IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS
BY BOB SILER
THE JOHN WAYNE TOUR #3
BIT ACTOR TO MOVIE STAR
AND HIS FIRST TWO WIVES
1928 – 1931
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.
THE SAENZ FAMILY HOME
MARRIED FIRST WIFE JOSEPHINE SAENZ
1933 – 1936
436 NORTH ORANGE GROVE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
THEY MOVED HERE AFTER GETTING MARRIED
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.