HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – Directors!

July 12, 2011

HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS

DIRECTORS!

by

Special Guest Blogger

Bob Siler

Here are a couple of first rate western movie directors from my Western Film Directors list.

On this tour you’ll find some of the homes of the great Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks and Wesley Ruggles. 

Like Monte Hale used to say, Shoot low, they might be crawlin’.

Bob

RAOUL WALSH

(with Miriam Cooper)

1917

5224 SUNSET BLVD – LOS ANGELES

1919

NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE

BUNGALOW COURT

1923

649 WEST ADAMS BLVD – SILVER LAKE

Rented from Roscoe Arbuckle for less than a year.

1924

626 SOUTH PLYMOUTH DRIVE – HANCOCK PARK

1926

Walsh and Cooper divorced

1920s – 1939

4525 PETIT AVENUE – ENCINO

(when Gable and Lombard lived here)

In 1939 he sold his ranch to Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

1940s – 1945

624 DOHENY DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1945

13141 ADDISON STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Rented this furnished six bedroom house for six months. He bought a home in Toluca Lake and moved out.

TOLUCA LAKE

1950s

10550 KLING STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Bought this lot from Jerome ‘Curly’ Howard of the Three Stooges.

1960 – 1980

SIMI VALLEY

Bought a ranch where he lived until his death.

ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CEMETERY – SIMI VALLEY

 NOVEMBER 14, 1930

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

 

  HOWARD HAWKS

1920s – 1924

7125 HILLSIDE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

Rented this house with brother Kenneth.

1924

6626 FRANKLIN AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

They brothers next rented a house here. In 1927 the house was torn down and the Chateau des Fleurs apartment building was built on the site. 

1927

705 REXFORD DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS

1929

LINDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1931 / 32

715 BEDFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

Lived here.

1933 – 1943

1230 BENEDICT CANYON DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

BUILT HIS HOUSE

1938

1150 MORAGA DRIVE – SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

THE S – BAR – S RANCH

1942

BELLAGIO ROAD – BEL AIR

Lived here while his house in Hog Canyon was being built.

1943

HOG CANYON – LOS ANGELES

Long time ranch home.

1949 – 1977

CASA DE PLATA (HOUSE OF SILVER)

501 STEVENS ROAD – PALM SPRINGS

He bought this house from Howard Hughes, who had it built. After Hawks retired he moved here permanently.

Howard Hawks' Palm Springs Estate

 

WESLEY RUGGLESWesley Ruggles

325 SOUTH KINGSLEY DRIVE 1920

112 MALIBU COLONY ROAD – MALIBU 1930

1114 LAUREL WAY – BEVERLY HILLS 1930s

614 NORTH LINDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

FOREST LAWN – GLENDALE

COMING SOON: King Vidor, ‘Bloody’ Sam Peckinpah, ‘Wild’ Bill Wellman, Henry Hathaway and Sergio Leone, to name but a few…

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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