HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

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TOM SANTSCHI

Tom Santschi

1523 MICHELTORENA STREET – LOS FELIZ AREA 1920

606 FOOTHILL ROAD – BEVERLY HILLS 1920s

1427 1/2 NORTH SIERRA BONITA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

6838 ODIN STREET – HOLLYWOOD – LAST HOME. DIED HERE

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

FRED SCOTT

Fred Scott

843 SOUTH SIERRA BONITA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

1716 CAMINO PAROCELA, PALM SPRINGS

RANDOLPH SCOTT

1301 Dilworth Road in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Scott House was built in 1926-27 by George Grant and Lucy Crane Scott, and was designed by the noted Charlotte architect Louis Asbury. The Scotts were the parents of film star Randolph Scott, who lived in the house as a young man and returned for frequent visits after achieving stardom. Local lore has it that Randolph built the house for his mother and sister, but in fact it was built by his parents before he started his film career.

LOS ANGELES

WITH CARY GRANT

1221 NORTH SWEETZER AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

THE MONTEREY VILLAGE APARTMENTS

‘BACHELOR HALL’

2177 WEST LIVE OAK DRIVE – LOS FELIZ

Photo

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723 BEVERLY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1939

1038 PALISADES ROAD – SANTA MONICA

1944

MARRIED MARIE PATRICIA STILLMAN

COPLEY PLACE, BEVERLY HILLS

LAST HOME. DIED HERE

ELMWOOD CEMETERY, CHARLOTTE, NC

DOROTHY SEBASTIAN

(Ex – wife of William Boyd)

1926 – 1930

294 SOUTH CARMELINA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

(1928)

525 NORTH ARDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

(With Boyd)

34 AVENUE 65 – LOS ANGELES – LAST HOME

HOLY CROSS – CULVER CITY

EVELYN SELBIE

507 WEST 5th STREET – LOS ANGELES 1920

ACTRESS IN MANY WESTERNS. NINE WITH BRONCO BILLY ANDERSON

JAY SILVERHEELS

20354 ENADIA WAY – CANOGA PARK – 1970s

DOUGLAS SPENCER

Douglas Spencer

2451 LAUREL PASS AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

OAKLAND CEMETERY – PRINCETON, ILLINOIS

BARBARA STANWYCK

(The Big Valley)

18650 DEVONSHIRE ROAD – NORTHRIDGE

(She later sold her home to comic Jack Oakie who named it ‘Oakridge’.

It was his last home)

1055 LOMA VISTA DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

LAST HOME

CHARLES STARRETT

2555 ABERDEEN – HOLLYWOOD

His first Hollywood home

9621 CHARLEVILLE – BEVERLY HILLS

Lived here after becoming an established star at Columbia.

131 ROCKLEDGE TERRACE – LAGUNA BEACH

SMALL HOUSE OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC

BORRENGO, PALM DESERT

HAD A HOME HERE. DIED HERE IN 1986.

BOB STEELE (Robert A. Bradbury)

FATHER – DIRECTOR ROBERT N. BARDBURY

579 NORTH LOUISE STREET – GLENDALE

BRADBURY FAMILY HOME – 1920s

11935 GARRICK AVENUE – BURBANK

BRADBURY FAMILY HOME

11524 MOORPARK STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

JAMES STEWART

918 ROXBURY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

PEGGY STEWART

4323 AGNES AVENUE – STUDIO CITY

She was still living here in 1984, but was gone by 1988.

11139 HORTENSE STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Was living here by 1988.

EDITH STOREY

(“When the Tables Turned” 1911)

3089 WEST 7th STREET – LOS ANGELES 1920

591 EAST MAIN STREET – NEWPORT, NEW YORK

LAST HOME. DIED HERE

CHIEF NIPO STRONGHEART

1522 ENSLEY AVENUE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD – LAST HOME

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DUB TAYLOR

1184 C WESTLAKE BLVD – WESTLAKE VILLAGE

ROBERT TAYLOR

(as Billy The Kid)

Robert Taylor in Billy the Kid

1910 HILLCREST ROAD – LOS ANGELES – 1936

LIVED HERE WITH HIS MOTHER, RUTH

510 ROXBURY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

Home of Robert Taylor Postcard

20017 DEVONSHIRE  ROAD – NORTHRIDGE

3099 MANDEVILLE CANYON ROAD – LOS ANGELES

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

FRED THOMSON

Fred Thomson1923 – 1928

‘ENCHANTED HILL’

ANGELO DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

(LATER RENUMBERED 1363)

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

JOHNNY TYKE

1732 WHITLEY AVENUE – 1938

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

UNMARKED GRAVE

TOM TYLER

1903 – 1918

PORT HENRY, NEW YORK

BORN HERE AUGUST 9, 1903. THE FAMILY MOVED TO MICHIGAN IN 1918.

1918

HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN

MITCHELL STREET

HIS FAMILY MOVED HERE FROM NEW YORK INTO A TWO – FAMILY

APARTMENT ON THIS STREET.

1940s – 1950s

LOS ANGELES, CA.

2746 BELDEN DRIVE

LEFT HOLLYWOOD IN 1953 DUE TO ILLNESS AND RETURNED TO

HIS HOMETOWN IN MICHIGAN.

1953 – 1954

HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN

MOENART STREET

MOVED IN TO THE HOME OF HIS SISTER, KATHERINE SLEPSKI, WHERE

HE REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1954.

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY – DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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LEE VAN CLEEF

19471 ROSITA STREET – TARZANA (LAST HOME)

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

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JIMMY WAKELY

Jimmy Wakely

7660 LANKERSHAM BLVD – NORTH HOLLYWOOD 1940s

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD

MARIE WALCAMP

Marie Walcamp

6116 SCENIC DRIVE – LOS ANGELES

WALLY WALES AKA HAL TALIAFERRO

1633 NORTH CHEROKEE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD 1917

6511 HOLLYWOOD BLVD – HOLLYWOOD 1920

LUANA WALTERS

Luana Walters

1415 DEWEY AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

LAST HOME. DIED HERE ON MAY 19, 1963.

DICK WESSEL

4303 TEESDALE AVENUE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

FORT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY – SAN DIEGO

LEIGH WHIPPER

226 WEST 156th STREET – NEW YORK CITY

LAST HOME. LIVED HERE FOR 68 YEARS UNTIL HIS DEATH.

CHARLES ‘SLIM’ WHITAKER

Charles Orby Whitaker

1700 CORDOVA STREET – LOS ANGELES – 1915 – 1920s

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

ROBERT J. WILKE

12550 OTSEGO STREET – VAN NUYS

QUINN ‘BIG BOY’ WILLIAMS

Guinn Williams

13554 ALBERS STREET – VAN NUYS – LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

CHILL WILLS

11401 LAURELCREST DRIVE – STUDIO CITY – 1950

GRAND VIEW MEMORIAL PARK – GLENDALE

CHRIS WILLOWBIRD

1327 BATES AVENUE – LAST HOME

GRANT WITHERS

WOODCLIFF AVENUE – SHERMAN OAKS – 1953 – 1955

WITH WIFE, ACTRESS ESTELITA RODRIGUEZ

1749 COLDWATER CANYON DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

4817 BEN AVENUE – STUDIO CITY

LAST HOME. KILLED HIMSELF HERE

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

CHIEF YOWLACHIE

1722 NORTH GRAMERCY PLACE – LOS ANGELES – 1942

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH 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.

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This seventeen minute film was directed by Clu Gulager in 1969.  It was photographed by Lazlo Kovacs and has a look that whispers “danger!” over every pastoral shot.  There is no dialogue, only a musical score which grows increasing haunting and menacing.  The setting is nostalgically rural yet it’s Laurel Canyon, mere miles from the heart of the Sunset Strip during the Summer of Love.  This was just after Gulager finished a 6-year run as Sherriff Ryker on “The Virginian” and right before Kovaks shot “Easy Rider.”  Crazy time.

In the film, a group of boys do what boys do – play with toy guns, chase birds, kick stuff, rummage thru garbage, pick up snakes.  Towards the end, they convince a man in a suit and hat (a traveling salesman? a neighbor?) to run off into the wilderness with them where they bury him alive.  The final shot reveals a graveyard marked by totems of their previous victims.

A fan of “Stand By Me” would find this irresistible.  Maybe even the author?  Mr. King, I’m looking at you!  I’d bet Stanley Kramer was a fan.

It is a stunning film and the only film that Gulager has directed.  So far.

You can see some of “A Day with the Boys” here.

(Or you can rent the 2000 film “George Washington”, as I did, and view a near perfect print as part of the special features.)

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

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BETTY MACK

3550 CHINA GARDEN ROAD #38 – PLACERVILLE, CA.

LEO MALONEY

210 WEST PALMER AVENUE – GLENDALE 1920

280 WEST BELMONT AVENUE – GLENDALE 1920

440 NORTH ALFRED AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1920s

New York City. There, over a period of two months, he drank himself to death. Maloney’s body was found in his room at the Hotel Astor, surrounded by empty liquor bottles.

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

LE ROY MASON

Le Roy Mason

408 FRANKLIN STREET – LOS ANGELES 1930

10342 ZELZAH AVENUE – NORTHRIDGE

LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

J. FARRELL MACDONALD

16751 PARTHENIA STREET – NORTHRIDGE

GEORGE MACREADY

369 SYCAMORE ROAD – LOS ANGELES

LEE MARVIN

2 LATIMER ROAD – SANTA MONICA

1972 – 1987 HIS DEATH

EAST PALISADES ROAD – TUCSON, ARIZONA

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Buried next to world heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis.

KEN MAYNARD

315 SOUTH LAS PALMAS AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD 1930

6141 AFTON PLACE – LOS ANGELES

AFTON ARMS APARTMENTS 1930s

411 ILEX STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

THE SHADY TREE TRAILOR PARK

LONGTIME AND LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK – CYPRESS, CA.

KERMIT MAYNARD

1377 NORTH WILTON PLACE, LOS ANGELES – 1930

11746 LA MAIDA STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD (LAST HOME)

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK, NORTH HOLLYWOOD

COL. TIM MC COY

EAGLES NEST RANCH

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY, WYOMING

1923

WENT TO HOLLYWOOD

1940s – 1950

‘DOLINGTON MANOR’

GAUCK LANE – BUCKS COUNTY, PA.

After World War 2 McCoy bought this pre – Revolutionary estate. He lived there until 1950, when he moved back to Hollywood.

1950 – 1962

FLINTRIDGE, LA CANADA

1962 – 1978 DEATH

NOGALES, ARIZONA

MT. OLIVET CEMETERY – SAGINAW, MICHIGAN

 KATHRYN MCGUIRE

1850 HOLMBY AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

LAST HOME. DIED HERE

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY

LAFE MCKEE

4571 KINGSWELL AVENUE – 1930

GRAND VIEW MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE

VICTOR MCLAGLEN

818 WEST BAY AVENUE – NEWPORT BEACH

LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

JAMES MILLICAN

544 VIA MADIA – PALOS VERDES ESTATES

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

ART MIX (GEORGE W. KESTERSON)

2490 CHEREMOYA – LOS ANGELES 1942

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

TOM MIX

(with Tony)

1916 – 1940

LOS ANGELES

1916

24348 WALNUT STREET – NEWHALL

Lived here with Victoria Forde before he was divorced from Olive.

He’d moved his film company to Newhall.

MIXVILLE

2480 TEVIOT STREET – GLENDALE

In Edendale (between Glendale Blvd. and Teviot), silent film mega star Tom Mix built a 12 acre shooting set called Mixville. Loaded with western props and furnishings, it has been described as a “complete frontier town, with a dusty street, hitching rails, a saloon, jail, bank, doctor’s office, surveyor’s office, and the simple frame houses typical of the early Western era.” Near the back of the lot an Indian village of lodges was ringed by miniature plaster mountains which on screen were said to be “ferociously convincing.” The set also included a simulated desert, large corral and a ranch house with no roof, to facilitate interior shots.

1918 – 1920

1614 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE – SILVER LAKE

1920s

2401 LAUREL CANYON BLVD

Mix bought the Laurel Tavern and turned it into his home.

1919 – 1922

5841 CARLTON WAY, LOS ANGELES

Home of Tom Mix postcard

1922 – 1929

1018 SUMMIT DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

(Also listed as 1010)

1927

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER – HOLLYWOOD

1930

1330 SCHUYLER ROAD – BEVERLY HILLS

Mix and Victoria rented this house for $750 a month.

1936

4040 STANSBURY AVENUE, SHERMAN OAKS


1930s – 1940

ARLETA

CANTERBURY AVENUE AND OSBORNE STREET

HAD A 17 ACRE RANCH ON THIS CORNER

it was his last home.

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

MONTE MONTANA

Montie Montana

10234 ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD – AQUA DULCE, CA.

OAKWOOD MEMORIAL PARK – CHATSWORTH

CLAYTON MOORE

TELEVISION’S FIRST LONE RANGER

4720 PARK OLIVO – CALABASAS

LONGTIME AND LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE, CA.

WAYNE MORRIS

470 NORTH LAYTON DRIVE – LOS ANGELES 1940s

ARLINGTON NATIONAL

AUDIE MURPHY

4201 TOLUCA ROAD – TOLUCA LAKE 1940s

ARLINGTON NATIONAL

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WHEELER OAKMAN

5611 HOLLYWOOD BLVD – HOLLYWOOD 1924

WITH PRISCILLA DEAN

(Home later sold to Pola Negri)

734 RIDGELY DRIVE – LOS ANGELES 1930

 WARREN OATES

4800 BENVUE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – LAST HOME

DAVE O’BRIEN

9235 RINDGE AVENUE – PLAYA DEL REY

LAST HOME

GEORGE O’BRIEN

523 ROXBURY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

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EDWARD JOHN PEIL SR. IN LOS ANGELES

1729 SUNSET BLVD –  1920

4211 DELMAR AVENUE – 1924

1842 NORTH CHEROKEE AVENUE – 1930

1914 WHITLEY AVENUE – 1932

1437 1/2 CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD – 1934 – 1950

5643 LA MIRADA – 1950 – 1952

SAN FERNANDO MISSION CEMETERY – CHATSWORTH

JACK PENNICK

Jack Pennick

624 33rd STREET – MANHATTAN BEACH, CA.

INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY

LEE B. POWELL

THE FILMS FIRST LONE RANGER

421 SOUTH SPRING STREET – LOS ANGELES

His wife, Norma, was living here at the time of his death.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC – HONOLULU, HI

ROBERT PRESTON

436 NORTH BRISTOL AVENUE – BRENTWOOD

1705 NORTH CHEVY CHASE DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

DUBLIN HILL ROAD – GREENWICH, CT.

1035 FAIRWAY DRIVE – MONTECITO, CA. (LAST HOME)

HAL PRICE – 1886 – 1964

1427 CARROLL AVENUE

THE GLENDALE SANITORIUM – GLENDALE

DIED HERE

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

R

ELLA RAINES

9550 CEDAR BROOK DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

13114 HESBY STREET – SHERMAN OAKS – LAST HOME

GLEN HAVEN MEMORIAL PARK – SYLMAR

ADDISON JACK RANDALL

Addison Owen Jack Randall

145 COPLEY PLACE, BEVERLY HILLS

Lived here with wife, Barbara Bennett, sister of actresses Constance and Joan.

This was his last home. Lionel Richie lives here now.

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

Buried next to his brother, actor Bob Livingston.

ALLENE RAY

6537 NORTH OAK AVENUE – TEMPLE CITY, CA.

MARSHALL REED

5111 BABCOCK AVENUE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

215 REXFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

5005 GLORIA AVENUE – ENCINO

4125 MARIPOSA DRIVE – SANTA BARBARA – 1970s

974 DEBRA DRIVE – SANTA BARBARA – LAST HOME

CALVARY CEMETERY – SANTA BARBARA

JEFF RICHARD (RICHARD TAYLOR)

Jeff Richards

8562 ‘C’ AVENUE SPACE 42 – SAN BERNARDINO

RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY – RIVERSIDE, CA.

KANE RICHMOND

2113 NORTH BEACHWOOD – HOLLYWOOD 1942

TEX RITTER

14151 VALLEY VISTA BLVD – SHERMAN OAKS

4402 MOORPARK WAY – NORTH HOLLYWOOD – 1954 – 1968

MOVED TO NASHVILLE IN 1968

NASHVILLE

OAK BLUFF MEMORIAL PARK – PORT NECHES, TEXAS

LYNNE ROBERTS

(AKA LYNNE SEBASTIAN AKA MARY HART)

14667 VALLEY VISTA – SHERMAN OAKS

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

ROY ROBERTS

512 NORTH ROSSMORE AVENUE

GREENWOOD MEMORIAL PARK – FORT WORTH, TEXAS

WILL ROGERS

Will Rogers

925 BEVERLY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

WILL ROGERS RANCH – SANTA MONICA

Will Rogers Postcard

WILL ROGERS MUSEUM – CLAREMONT, OKLAHOMA

He’s buried here with his wife and children.

CESAR ROMERO

(As the Cisco Kid)

361 SALTAIR AVENUE – BRENTWOOD

1471 NORTH HAVENHURST DRIVE – WEST HOLLYWOOD

THE VILLA ANDALUSIA APARTMENTS

12115 SAN VICENTE BLVD – LOS ANGELES – LAST HOME

INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY – INGLEWOOD

BUDDY ROOSEVELT (KENNETH SANDERSON)

Buddy Roosevelt

3230 ELLINGTON DRIVE – STUDIO CITY

HIGHLAND CEMETERY – MEEKER, COLORADO

BODIL ROSING

(Actress and mother – in – law of actor, Monte Blue, who she is interred with)

2121 FAIRFIELD AVENUE – 1939

3525 WEST 17th STREET – 1941 – LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

ROBERT RYAN

1948 NORTH CAROLWOOD DRIVE – HOLMBY HILLS – 1959 – 1962

THE DAKOTA – 1962 – 1971

72nd and CENTRAL PARK WEST – NEW YORK CITY

Upon moving back to New York City he and his wife moved here into

a sprawling eleventh floor apartment. When his wife died in 1971 he moved

out and sublet his apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. After his

death his estate sold it to them.

1971 – 1973

88 CENTRAL PARK WEST – NEW YORK CITY

After the death of his wife in 1971 he moved in to his daughter’s apartment, where

he died in 1973.

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.

I have watched a half dozen episodes of the western TV show “The Tall Man.”  It ran between 1960 and 1962 and starred Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett and Clu Gulager as Billy the Kid.  The conceit is that Pat and Billy are best pals who have weekly adventures in a small western town.  It’s got a real American Playhouse feel to it, the same fuzzy B&W look and lots and lots of close-ups.

Most episodes center around Billy not resembling the historical Billy the Kid, but being a neat guy and a swell buddy.

Every couple of episodes the writers  come up with an invention to transform him into the Billy we all know, a half-mad killer.  In the episode entitled LEGEND OF BILLY, a newspaper man creates the myth of bad Billy to sell papers and Billy almost ends up living up to his new reputation.  In THE LAST RESOURCE, a grieving Marshal is out for revenge for his murdered daughter and unfairly decides Billy is the monster responsible.  The best example I’ve seen is the plot device in TIME TO KILL — Billy falls off a horse, gets a concussion and a pile of medicine which makes him act like a loco killer.

TIME TO KILL has this great line, “We only have to live with ourselves, Whiskey Man.  Billy’s got to run out his clock with that Devil inside him.  It’s getting close to twelve.”

And then there’s the Tall Man himself, Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett.

This is the first I’ve seen of Barry Sullivan.  He’s likeable and I respect his acting.  I just don’t see him as a leading man.  Especially paired with the charismatic Gulager.  I mean, here they are together.

If you know anything about history, it’s weird watching this show knowing that one of these good buddies is going to kill the other!  It’s too bad they never shot that episode!

Oh, and a very weird P.S.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

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REED HADLEY

(as Zorro)

2034 PINEHURST DRIVE – 1942

JOHN HART

TELEVISION’S SECOND LONE RANGER

5650 RANCHITO AVENUE – VAN NUYS

NEAL HART

6258 YUCCA STREET – HOLLYWOOD – 1920s

WILLIAM S. HART
8341 DELONGPRE AVENUE – WEST HOLLYWOOD

1926 – 1940

HART RANCH

23151  NEWHALL AVENUE – NEWHALL

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GREEN LAWN CEMETERY – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

RAYMOND HATTON

1356 NORTH GENESEE AVENUE – WEST HOLLYWOOD – 1920s

(or 1356 NORTH SPAULDING AVENUE)

4600 KINGSWELL AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – 1920s

202 SOUTH SALTAIR AVENUE – BRENTWOOD – 1938

JOSHUA MEMORIAL PARK – LANCASTER, CA.

GEORGE ‘GABBY’ HAYES

Gabby Hayes

2130 HOLLY DRIVE – 1930

4234 CLYBOURN AVENUE – TOLUCA LAKE

When actress Glenda Farrell decided to move to the east coast she

sold her house to Gabby and his wife. They lived here until her

death in 1957.

5011 CAHUENGA BLVD – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Following the death of his wife, Gabby moved here, to a smaller place,

where he lived until his death in 1969.

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

VAN HEFLIN

1200 ALTA LOMA ROAD – BEVERLY HILLS

116 TIGERTAIL ROAD – BRENTWOOD
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JACK HOLT

1325 NORTH HOBART BLVD – LOS ANGELES 1923

1632 NORTH LAUREL AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

The first two photos are from a 1922 fan magazine. The little in the first photo is future film star, Tim Holt.

1124 SECOND STREET – SANTA MONICA

LAST HOME

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY – SAWTELLE / WESTWOOD

TIM HOLT

901 AMALFI DRIVE – PACIFIC PALISADES

1950s – DEATH

HANNAH, OKLAHOMA

MOVED HERE WHERE HE LIVED THE REST OF HIS LIFE

MEMORY LANE CEMETERY – HANNAH, OKLAHOMA

His grave is near the gate

JACK HOXIE

Jack Hoxie

1325 North Hobart Boulevard, Hollywood. (1923)

6701 CONVERSE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – 1923

11048 REMSEN – SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – 1926

HERTFORD, ARIZONA – 1930s

Had a ranch here that later burned down.

WILLOWBAR CEMETERY – KEYES, OKLAHOMA

PAUL HURST

Paul Hurst

6537 LELAND WAY – LOS ANGELES 1920s

2364 HERMITS GLEN – LOS ANGELES

1583 ALTNO WAY – LOS ANGELES

FEBRUARY 27, 1953

PULLED HIS CAR OVER HERE AND SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD

REEDLEY CEMETERY – REEDLEY, CA.

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JACK INGRAM

Jack Ingram

22157 MULHOLLAND DRIVE – TOPANGA

HIS LARGE ESTATE, KNOWN AS

THE JACK INGRAM WESTERN MOVIE RANCH

OAKWOOD MEMORIAL PARK -Chatsworth

JOHN IRELAND

518 BEVERLY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

WITH JOANNE DRU

8558 RUGBY DRIVE

1001 BENEDICT CANYON DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

219 SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD – SANTA BARBARA

SANTA BARBARA CEMETERY – SANTA BARBARA

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BEN JOHNSON
31509 GERMAINE LANE – WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA.
BUCK JONES
1954 CRASENA DRIVE – LOS ANGELES 1924
1425 NORTH HAYWORTH AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – 1930
1937 – 1942
14050 MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD – SHERMAN OAKS
Last home. No longer standing.

K

CY KENDALL

Cy Kendall

1921 WAGNER STREET – PASADENA

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY – ALTADENA, CA.

CHAPEL OF THE GARDENS MAUSOLEUM

CHARLES L. KING

Charles King

178 NORTH MARIPOSA STREET – 1930

4941 BELLAIRE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

OAK WOOD CEMETERY – WHITESBORO, TEXAS

FRED KOHLER

248 SOUTH OLIVE STREET

ASTORIA HOTEL – 1920

1553 NORTH HUDSON AVENUE

YMCA APARTMENT

715 SOUTH HOPE STREET

20715 SHERMAN WAY – ENCINO

1354 NORTH HARPER AVENUE

LAST HOME. DIED HERE

INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY

GRAVE IS UNMARKED

BOB KORTMAN

1717 NORTH NORMANDIE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1930

LEAR ROAD

29 PALMS, SAN BERNARDINO

LAST HOME

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ALAN LADD

969 SOUTH SERRANO AVENUE – MID – 30s

LIVED HERE WITH HIS FAMILY

11271 NORTH MORRISON AVENUE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD – 1937

LIVED HERE WITH HIS FIRST WIFE, MIDGE HAROLD.

HIS MOTHER COMMITTED SUICIDE IN HIS CAR, IN FRONT

OF THE APARTMENT BUILDING.

4961 CROMWELL AVENUE

LADD MOVED IN WITH GIRLFRIEND / AGENT SUE CAROL.

THEY LIVED HERE AFTER GETTING MARRIED.

THIS HOUSE WAS RECENTLY ON THE MARKET.

323 SOUTH MAPLETON – HOLMBY HILLS

WAS LIVING HERE AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HIS WIDOW CONTINUED TO LIVE HERE UNTIL HER DEATH.

313 WEST CAMINO NORTE – PALM SPRINGS

HE COMMITTED SUICIDE HERE

(Ladd and friend)

Alan Ladd 005, full pose - Photo - 8"x10"

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

SANCTUARY OF HERTIAGE, FREEDOM MAUSOLEUM

LOUIS L’AMOUR

1416 HAVENHURST DRIVE

COLONIAL HOUSE APARTMENTS

1335 LONDONDERRY PLACE – WEST HOLLYWOOD

100 LORING AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

NORA LANE

Nora Lane

2316 CHEVY CHASE DRIVE – GLENDALE

SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD HERE AT HER HOME

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

BOB LIVINGSTON

THE FILMS SECOND LONE RANGER

8491 FOUNTAIN AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD 1936

5910 VOLANDA AVENUE #5 – TARZANA – LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE, CA.

Buried next to his brother, western star Addison Jack Randall

TOM LONDON

2568 NORTH BEACHWOOD DRIVE – LOS ANGELES 1930s

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

THEODORE LORCH

12358 CANTURA STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

739 WEST KNOLL DRIVE – HOLLYWOOD – 1930s

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

JACK LUDEN

1428 NORTH CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD – LOS ANGELES

10441 ASHTON AVENUE – LATE 1930s

In 1950 Luden was busted for bad checks and dealing drugs and was sent to

San Quentin Prison, where he died from a heart attack in 1951. At the time of his arrest he’d been working as a food store manager.

SAN QUENTIN PRISON CEMETERY – SAN RAFAEL, CA.

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.

Bob Steele plays a small but pivotal role in Howard Hawk’s 1946 noir classic, “The Big Sleep.”  And check it out, Bob gets his own silhouette!

His cowboy career was winding down, and Bob scored a good supporting role in a great film. He’s working with Howard Hawks from a script by William Faulkner based on a novel by Raymond Chandler.  He’s billed above go-to noir character actor Elisha Cook, Jr..

He plays Lash Canino (Italian ya think?), a gunman who works for gangster Eddie Mars.  He gets to lay a great line on Bogie, “You want me to count to three like in a movie?”

He’s tough in this.  Staring down Bogart, roughing up Lauren Bacall.

There’s a famous story about the making of this film.  During production, Howard Hawks sent Chandler a telegram asking who killed the chauffeur.  Chandler replied, “beats me.’  Hey!  Bob Steele is so tough, maybe it was him!

In the 1978 Robert Mitchum remake, Bob’s role was played by another seasoned cowboy character actor, Richard Boone.  Who do you think looks tougher?

Alright.  It’s sort of a toss-up.

Love me some Bob Steele.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

JOHN FORD

(plus FRANCIS FORD & JOHN PHILIP FORD)

JOHN FORD

(John Martin Feeney)

1880 – 1973

FROM PORTLAND TO PALM DESERT

PART ONE

1880 – 1914

PORTLAND, MAINE

1880

53 CENTER STREET

FEENEY FAMILY HOME

Ford’s father, John Feeney, and his family lived here. He worked for the gas company.

1894

Future film director John Ford, was born on February 1, and named John Martin Feeney.

His father was running a barroom that was near Five Corners Meeting Place called ‘The Garham’s Corner’, which was, until World War II, the heart of Munjay Hill.

Today, Feeney’s Saloon, no longer excists.

John Feeney never owned a house in Portland Proper. Instead, he preffered to rent homes for around $15 to $20 a month.

These houses were all alike – three or four story tenement flats on narrow, but deep, lots. Many had yards big enough for large vegetable gardens, although the homes where Ford grew up had no yards.

FIRST STREET – PEAKS ISLAND

Feeney bought a simple house as a real estate investment for close to $800. It was

the family home until World War II.

1897 – 1902

48 DANFORTH STREET

1902 – 1906

65 MONUMENT STREET

1906 – 1907

21 SHERMAN STREET

1907

SHERIDAN STREET

1920

91 ATLANTIC STREET – PORTLAND

Ford’s parents were living here.

SCHOOLS HE ATTENDED

KINDERGARTEN – 8th GRADE

EMERSON SCHOOL

MUNJAY HILL, MAINE

1910 – 1914

PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL

1914

Ford left for Hollywood.

PART TWO

1914 – 1973

THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS

1914

Arrived in Hollywood

1916

JUNE

1712 WHITLEY STREET – WEST HOLLYWOOD

Paid $50.00 a month

JULY

6629 1/2 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

THE VIRGINIA APARTMENTS

Ford was making $35.00 a week as an assistent director. He moved into this pink stucco, two – story apartment building east of Highland and roomed with Hoot Gibson.

1920

JUNE

2233 BEACHWOOD DRIVE – HOLLYWOOD

Ford rented a two – story stucco home.

OCTOBER 1920 – 1953

6860 ODIN STREET – HOLLYWOOD

Ford paid $14,000 for this stone built house with leaded windows, that sat on a hill in back of the Hollywood Bowl. He lived here for thirty – four years. In 1953 the house was claimed by the city, under eminent domain because the property was needed for parking for the Hollywood Bowl.

1953 – DECEMBER 1972

125 COPA DE ORO ROAD – BEL AIR

He then bought this house, whose former owners were fellow directors William Wyler and Frank Lloyd.

DECEMBER 1972 – AUGUST 31, 1973

74 – 605 OLD PROSPECT TRAIL – PALM DESERT

BOUGHT THIS FIVE BEDROOM, RANCH – STYLE HOUSE.

IT WAS HIS LAST HOME. HE DIED HERE.

HOLY CROSS CEMETERY – CULVER CITY

FRANCIS FORD

(John’s older brother)

Francis Ford

741 WEST TEMPLE STREET – LA – 1920

1403 MORNINGSIDE COURT – LA – 1920

JOHN FORD ALSO LIVED HERE

1210 WEST 28th STREET – LA

HOLY CROSS

JOHN PHILLIP FORD

Motion Picture Director. He was the son of actor Francis Ford and nephew of Director John Ford. He directed mostly Western films from 1945 to 1952.

10859 LANDALE STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD 1930

FOREST LAWN – CYPRESS

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

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HOOT GIBSON
 LOS ANGELES
1913
BRANDEN STREET
His first Hollywood home was a dirt road in Silver Lake.
6629 1/2 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
THE VIRGINIA APARTMENTS
His roommate was actor and soon to be director, John ‘Pappy’ Ford
814 NORTH BEDFORD DRIVE –  BEVERLY HILL
1936 – 1940s
1476 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE – PALM SPRINGS
He built the house in 1936. Groucho Marx and Mario Lanza have also lived here
INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY – INGLEWOOD

FRED GILMAN

1022 NORTH COLE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD – 1920

1111 NORTH ORANGE DRIVE – LOS ANGELES – 1930

EARLE GRASER

(RADIO’S SECOND LONE RANGER 1933 – 1941)

1939 – 1942

241051 LOCUST DRIVE

FARMINGTON HILLS, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

GRAND LAWN CEMETERY – DETROIT

KIRBY “SKY KING” GRANT

Kirby Grant

SHELTER COVE ROUTE 1 – ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA

MISSOULA CEMETERY – MISSOULA, MONTANA

ZANE GREY – AUTHOR

LACKAWAXEN, PA. – 1905 – 1918

(Moved to Altadena, Ca. in 1918)

File:Zane Grey House, Lackawaxen, PA.jpg

1315 NEW YORK AVENUE – PASADENA

396 EAST MARIPOSA STREET – ALTADENA

LAST HOME. DIED HERE

(The 1920s)

LACKAWAXEN AND UNION CEMETERY – LACKAWAXEN, PA.

DOROTHY GULLIVER

Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver

MADE FILMS WITH WILLIAM DESMOND, JACK HOXIE AND HOOT GIBSON.

1922 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD – 1942

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

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WILLIAM FAIRBANKS

William Fairbanks

226 EAST 28th STREET – LOS ANGELES

LAST HOME

211 EAST 28th STREET – LOS ANGELES

DIED HERE WHILE VISITING THE HOME OF ACTRES OLIVE ADAIR

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY – SAWTELLE / WESTWOOD

DUSTIN FARNUM

Dustin Farnum

1868 NORTH CHEROKEE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1917

2000 NORTH FULLER AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

THE HUNTINGTON HARTSFORD ESTATE

1284 NORTH CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD – LOS ANGELES 1920s

SILVER CITY CEMETERY – BUCKSPORT, MAINE

FRANKLYN FARNUM

Franklyn Farnum

4845 ELMWOOD AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1920

(SOMETIMES LISTED AS 4805)

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

WILLIAM FARNUM

William Farnum

2003 NORTH LA BREA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1920s

(LISTED AS LA BREA TERRACE)

1523 NORTH MCCADDEN PLACE – 1930

307 NORTH NORTON AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1939

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

DICK FORAN

12491 RIVERSIDE DRIVE – STUDIO CITY

SAN FERNANDO MISSION CEMETERY – CHATSWORTH

UNMARKED GRAVE

GLENN FORD

911 OXFORD WAY, BEVERLY HILLS (LAST HOME)

WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SANTA MONICA

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.

Robert N. Bradbury directs his son Bob Bradbury Jr.

1926.