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

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.

 

 

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