HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – Directors!
July 12, 2011
HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS
Special Guest Blogger
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’.
(with Miriam Cooper)
5224 SUNSET BLVD – LOS ANGELES
NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE
649 WEST ADAMS BLVD – SILVER LAKE
Rented from Roscoe Arbuckle for less than a year.
626 SOUTH PLYMOUTH DRIVE – HANCOCK PARK
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
13141 ADDISON STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD
Rented this furnished six bedroom house for six months. He bought a home in Toluca Lake and moved out.
10550 KLING STREET – NORTH HOLLYWOOD
Bought this lot from Jerome ‘Curly’ Howard of the Three Stooges.
1960 – 1980
Bought a ranch where he lived until his death.
ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CEMETERY – SIMI VALLEY
NOVEMBER 14, 1930
GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER
1920s – 1924
7125 HILLSIDE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD
Rented this house with brother Kenneth.
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.
705 REXFORD DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS
LINDEN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
1931 / 32
715 BEDFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
1933 – 1943
1230 BENEDICT CANYON DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS
BUILT HIS HOUSE
1150 MORAGA DRIVE – SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
THE S – BAR – S RANCH
BELLAGIO ROAD – BEL AIR
Lived here while his house in Hog Canyon was being built.
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.
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
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.