HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS

THE GUNSMOKE TOUR

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

On June 3, 2011 America lost one the greatest western heroes in television history –  James Arness, who for played Matt Dillon, the marshall of Dodge City, on ‘Gunsmoke’, which ran for twenty years, making it the longest running tv series of all time, until recently, when ‘Law And Order’, replaced it.

How Arness won the role of Matt Dillion is well known, but is worth repeating. When the producers decided to bring the famous radio show to television they wanted a bigger than life actor to play the lead role of Marshall Matt Dillon. William Conrad had starred in the role on radio but he didn’t look the part. So, it was offered to John Wayne. The Duke wasn’t ready to give up his screen career for the boob tube, but he knew someone who would be perfect for the role and told the producers to check out James Arness, which they did, and the rest is history. Another television show that was popular during the 1960s and 1970s was ‘Mission Impossible’ starring Peter Graves, the kid brother of James Arness. Graves died on March 14, 2010.

This tour is both a tribute to James Arness and ‘Gunsmoke’, the radio and television series. I’ve been unable to find where some of the stars used to live at, or where they are buried, but they are listed just the same for being apart of history.

This is your tour guide – Shug Fisher.

The tour guide stagecoach that will take us to where some of these great radio and tv stars once lived is getting ready to leave. Keep your arms inside and don’t feed any Hagin’s that you might see wondering about. Once you’ve given anything to a Haggen’s they never go away.

 Here we go. First stop – the radio series history.

 

 That way to Dodge City….

PART ONE

THE RADIO SERIES

APRIL 26, 1952 – JUNE 18, 1961 – 413 EPISODES

In the late 1940s one of radio’s most popular shows was ‘The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe’, and one of its biggest fans was CBS bigwig, William S. Paley.

Paley told chief of programming, Hubell Robinson, to put together a hardboiled western series with the main character an old west Philip Marlowe type. Robinson handed the job over to the West Coast Vice President of CBS, Harry Ackerman, who had developed the Marlowe series.

Ackerman auditioned two of the stars of radio shows already being aired on CBS, Michael Rye, star of ‘Michael Shayne’, and Howard Culver, star of ‘Straight Arrow’.

Culver was just what the producers were looking for, but, since he was busy on his series and unable to star on another show, the series was shelved for the next three years, until 1952. It aired on April 26.

Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester)

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WILLIAM CONRAD AS MARSHALL MATT DILLON

4031 LONGRIDGE ROAD – SHERMAN OAKS

John Wayne lived here and when he decided to move to Newport Beach he sold the house to Conrad, who lived here until his death.

FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

PARLEY BAER AS CHESTER PROUDFOOT

4967 BILMOOR AVENUE – TARZANA

FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

 HOWARD MCNEAR AS DOC ADAMS

 

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY – WESTWOOD, CA.

 

 GEORGIA ELLIS AS KITTY RUSSELL

 JAMES NUSSER AS LOUIE PHEETERS

More in Part Two.

This is the end of the line for the first part of our tour. Your new tour guide is  Gabby Yakalotz. Inside you’ll find drinks and hot grub.

Your next tour coach will be ready to board soon.

Listen up tourists. On the menu is steak and eggs. The only drinks we have is beer, whiskey and water.

 So sit down and you’ll be served shortly.

 We’ll hit the road as soon as I finish doin’ the dishes.

 PART TWO

THE TELEVISION SERIES

SEPTEMBER 10, 1955 – MARCH 31, 1975 – 635 EPISODES

The first episode was introduced by John Wayne.

JAMES ARNESS AS MATT DILLON

45 NORTH BEVERLY GLEN BOULEVARD

176 GRANVILLE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

790 RANCH LANE – LOS ANGELES

830 BROOKTREE ROAD – PACIFIC PALISADES

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

JENNY LEE AURNESS

Jenny Lee Aurness

In 1975, the twenty – five year old daughter of James Arness, committed suicide.

FOREST LAW, GLENDALE – THE GREAT MAUSOLEUM

AMANDA BLAKE AS KITTY RUSSELL

24962 EL DORADO MEADOW ROAD – HIDDEN HILLS, LOS ANGELES

5105 EAST EXETER ROAD – PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Cremated and scattered

MILBURN STONE AS DOC ADAMS

11100 MT. CASTLE DRIVE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

EL CAMINO MEMORIAL PARK – SAN DIEGO

DENNIS WEAVER AS CHESTER

SAM MC CLOUD

12217 EMELITA STREET – STUDIO CITY – 1958

16055 ROYAL OAK ROAD – ENCINO – 1966

23840 PARK BELMONTE – CALABASAS – 1980s

25006 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – MALIBU

He sold it in 2005

RIDGWAY, COLORADO

HIS EARTHSHIP HOUSE

Outside his home

He was living here at the time of his death. He was cremated and scattered.

KEN CURTIS AS FESTUS

BENT COUNTY JAIL – LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO

File:Old Bent County Jail, Las Animas, CO IMG 5730.JPG

Ken’s father was the sheriff in Bent County and the family lived here, above the jail.

He spent his boyhood years here.

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA

KEN CURTIS / FESTUS STATUE

Ken and his wife, Torrie, retired to his ranch here, where they lived until his death.

He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the flatlands of Colorado. This statue of Ken as Festus is located in downtown Clovis.

GLENN STRANGE – SAM THE BARTENDER


FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

BURT REYNOLDS – QUINT ASPER

1960s

LAUREL CRESCENT DRIVE – LOS ANGELES

With wife, actress Judy Carne

1980s

245 NORTH CAROLWOOD DRIVE – BEL AIR

1991 – 1995

3355 CLEREDON ROAD – BEVERLY HILLS

(Gated community of Mulholland Estates)

With wife, actress Loni Anderson

1990s

22336 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – MALIBU

His beach house

2004 – 2005

12078 SUMMIT CIRCLE – BEVERLY HILLS

ROGER EWING – THADDEUS ‘THAD’ GREENWOOD 

7733 HAMPTON AVENUE #4 – LOS ANGELES

BUCK TAYLOR – NEWLY O’BRIEN

 

ROUTE 2, BOX 150 – ENNIS, MONTANA

JAMES NUSSER – LOUIE PHEETERS

 

VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK – NORTH HOLLYWOOD

ROY ROBERTS – MR. BODKIN

512 NORTH ROSSMORE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

Longtime home.

GREENWOOD MEMORIAL PARK – FORT WORTH, TEXAS

DABBS GREER – MR. JONUS

284 SOUTH MADISON AVENUE, PASADENA

TED JORDAN – NATHAN BURKE

 

HANK PATTERSON – HANK

Hank Patterson

 

Before he became the father of a pig named Arnold Ziffel on ‘Green Acres’, he

played Hank on ‘Gunsmoke.

19545 ROSCOE BOULEVARD – NORTHRIDGE

13255 READLEY AVENUE, SHERMAN OAKS 

FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD HILLS

BERT RUMSEY – BARTENDER SAM NOONAN – 1956 – 1959

Bert Rumsey

CHEROKEE MEMORIAL PARK,  LODI, CALIFORNIA

FRAN RYAN – MISS HANNAH COBB

She appeared in the twentieth and last season. She took over The Long Branch after

Kitty left Dodge.

She reprised the role in the

1987 TV movie – ‘Gunsmoke – Return To Dodge’.

HOLY SEPULCHRE CEMETERY – HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA

GEORGE SELK – MOSS GRIMMICK

SARAH SELBY – MA SMALLEY

GEORGE SEER – BARNEY, THE TELEGRAPH OPERATOR

GUNSMOKE FILMING LOCATIONS

Bell Ranch, Santa Susana, California, USA
Big Sky Ranch – 4927 Bennett Road, Simi Valley, California, USA
Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park – 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
CBS Studio Center – 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
California Studios – 5530 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
(interiors)
Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA
Corriganville, Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
Hill City, South Dakota, USA
(episodes16.6 and16.7)
Hollywood Center Studios/KTLA Sunset Lot – 5800 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
(studio)
Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnson Canyon, Kanab, Utah, USA
Kanab Movie Ranch – 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah, USA
Kanab, Utah, USA
Melody Ranch – 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
Old Tucson – 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Paramount Ranch – 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura, California, USA
Sierra Railroad, Jamestown, California, USA
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park – 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA

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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HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS

DEAN MARTIN

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

PART THREE

In this section you’ll find Dino related sites, film trivia, cars he drove, etc.

MORE HOMES, REAL ESTATE PROPERTY, FAMILY HOMES

SOLVANG RANCH – SANTA BARBARA

He sold his ranch to Jimmy Stewart

HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH – THOUSAND OAKS

His ten – room Spanish colonial mansion on 63 acres of land. In September 1986 it was on the market for $5,900,000.

THE BRADFORD PARK APARTMENT HOUSES

OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD AND MULHOLLAND DRIVE

A rental property that he owned.

12812 SUNSET BOULEVARD – WEST HOLLYWOOD

Dean’s first wife was living here in the 1950s until losing the house in 1955.

10634 HOLMAN – LOS ANGELES

DEAN MARTIN JR.

His son was living here until his death in 1987.

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY – WESTWOOD

DEAN MARTIN JR.

WHERE HE WORKED

THE RECORDING STUDIOS

1946

DIAMOND

He recorded his first two singles here.

 “Which Way Did My Heart Go?” / “All Of Me”

“I Got The Sun In The Morning” / “Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi”

1947

APOLLO

Recorded two singles here.

“Oh Marie” / “Walking My Baby Back Home”

“Hold Me” / “Santa Lucia”

EMBASSY (subsidiary label of Apollo)

And one here.

“One Foot In Heaven” / “The Night Is Young”

He then moved to Capitol Records in both New York City and Hollywood.

1948 – 1964

CAPITOL RECORDS

1750 VINE STREET – HOLLYWOOD

 1962 – 1974

REPRISE RECORDS

In 1964 Dean left Capitol and went to Reprise Records, owned by pal, Frank Sinatra.

He stayed here until 1974.

1983

WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS

FILM STUDIOS

SOME OF THE STUDIOS WHERE HE MADE HIS MOVIES

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

5555 MELROSE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

Dean and Jerry made all their comedy films here. He also made several movies here after they broke up.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES STUDIOS

WARNERS BROTHERS

TELEVISION STUDIOS

1965 – 1974

NBC STUDIOS – BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW

Dean filmed his hit series here.

THE DEAN MARTIN WESTERNS

THE POSTERS, STUDIOS, LOCATIONS

Between 1956 and 1973 Dean made ten pretty decent westerns, and only except  a few were comedies with music, although most had some comedy in them. He starred along side some of Hollywood’s greats, such as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson, and was able to hold his own. Here’s a look at those western movies.

(The following films are annotated with the year that they were released, the movie poster, the studio, and Dean’s role in the picture.  Whenever possible, the filming location is included)

1956

PARAMOUNT STUDIOS

AS SLIM MOSLEY JR. AND SR.

FILM LOCATIONS

IVERSON RANCH

IVERSON LANE, CHATSWORTH, CA.

MELODY RANCH

24715 OAK CREEK AVENUE  – NEWHALL, CA.

1959

WARNERS BROTHERS STUDIOS – BURBANK

AS DUDE

FILM LOCATIONS

OLD TUCSON

201 SOUTH KINNEY ROAD – TUCSON, AZ.

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS – BURBANK

STAGE 5

STAGE 26

1962

AS SGT. CHIP DEAL

FILM LOCATIONS

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE, UTAH

KANAB, UTAH

PARIA, UTAH

1963

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS

AS JOE JARRETT

FILM LOCATIONS

MOJAVE DESERT, CA.

RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK

HIGHWAY 14 – CANTIL, CA.

1965

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

AS TOM ELDER

FILM LOCATIONS

CASA BLANCA, DURANGO, MEXICO

CHUPADEROS STUDIOS, MEXICO CITY

EL SALTITO, DURANGO, MEXICO

1966

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS SAM HOLLIS

FILM LOCATIONS

ALABAMA HILLS, LONE PINE, CA.

Where Baldy, (Alain Delon), rescues Lonetta (Tina Aumont).

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

STAGE 28

1967

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS ALEX FLOOD

FILM LOCATIONS

KANAB MOVIE RANCH

5001 ANGEL CANYON ROAD, KANAB, UTAH

1968

20th CENTURY – FOX

10201 PICO BOULEVARD, CENTURY CITY

AS DEE BISHOP

FILM LOCATIONS

20th CENTURY – FOX STUDIOS

STAGE 20

ALAMO VILLAGE – HIGHWAY 674, BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS

GLEN CANYON, UTAH

KANAB MOVIE RANCH

5001 ANGEL CANYON ROAD – KANAB, UTAH

1968

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

AS VAN MORGAN

FILM LOCATIONS

DURANGO, MEXICO

1973

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS BILLY MASSEY

FILM LOCATIONS

KERNVILLE, CA.

ABIGUIU, NEW MEXICO

CHAMA, NEW MEXICO

His last western film

FOOTPRINTS, STARS, CARS, ECT.

MARCH 21, 1964

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

6925 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Dean has three stars on the Walk Of Fame for movies, television and recordings.

6651 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – HOLLYWOOD – TELEVISION

6519 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – MOVIES

1817 VINE STREET, HOLLYWOOD – RECORDINGS

DINO’S LODGE

SUNSET BOULEVARD – LOS ANGELES

CARS HE OWNED

1962 GHIA COUPE

Dean Martin Ghia: but this is more than just a beautiful car. Originally owned by Hollywood star Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton, it was then bought by legendary Rat Pack member Dean Martin and customised to his personal requirements by George Barris. Rare, beautifully preserved and with that celebrity connection it’s a true Hollywood car.

Image © Bonhams (Image © Bonhams)

STUTZ BEARCAT

Dean Martin and his Blackhawk

Dean Martin and his Blackhawk

Dean owned three Stutz Bearcats, one was crashed

drunky crash

FASEL VEGA

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 THE WESTERN STARS 

BRONCO BILLY ANDERSON

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special guest blogger

Bob Siler

THE FIRST WESTERN COWBOY STAR

Max Aronson was born in 1880 in Little Rock (Pulaski County). His parents were Henry, a traveling salesman, and Esther Aronson. The Aronsons had seven children. Most of the children were born in Texas, but Max was born in Arkansas.

PINE BLUFF, ARK.

Aronson moved to Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) in the 1890s to work for his brother in law, Louis Roth, who had married Aronson’s sister, Gertrude, and who worked as a cotton broker.

717 WEST SECOND STREET – PINE BLUFF, ARK.

Anderson lived during the last decade of the nineteenth century

 1902 – 1907

NEW YORK CITY

He left Arkansas around the turn of the century for New York, where he became involved with the old Vitagraph Company, a theatrical group.

From 1900 until 1926, Aronson produced, directed, or appeared in more than 600 motion pictures—everything from the one reelers, movies that consisted of approximately 400 feet of film, to full-length motion pictures that consisted of approximately 2,000 feet of film, produced later in his career.

By 1902, Aronson was in New York and, in 1903, was cast in Edwin S. Porter’s film, The Great Train Robbery,a classic silent western. In his early films, he played various roles under the name G. M. Anderson, as in the movie Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman for Vitagraph in 1904, the first film Anderson directed.

1907 – 1909

CHICAGO

NOVEMBER 4

Key developments in the Chicago cinema

Recent developments in the Windy City suggest that Chicago is set to rival New York as the leading film making centre in the U.S. In fact, this city is already ahead of New York in one respect: censorship.

The authorities have have passed the first local censorship ordinance in the country “prohibiting the exhibition of obscene and immoral pictures commonly shown in Mutoscopes, Kinetoscopes , Cinematographs and penny arcades”. Earlier this year projectionist Donald Bell and camera repairman Albert Howell founded the Bell & Howell Camera Co. Which hopes to play an important role if the industry continues to grow at the same rapid pace as during recent years. But most important of all has been the formation of the Essenay Company in February by George K. Spoor and actor-producer G.M. Anderson, who is best known for the Westerns he has made for Selig since 1904. Wasting no time Essenay is already filming in its studio at 501 Wells Street.
ESSANAY

Anderson moved to Chicago to produce films. There, he developed the idea that the public would pay to see good western movies, and the era of “cowboy” films, that is, films based on marketing the name of the cowboy, began.

For a short time, he produced films in Colorado, but William Selig, an early movie producer for whom Anderson was working, could not see the advantage of western scenery in their releases. Anderson’s contribution was to develop the western film and the techniques he devised, including the “long shot,” “medium shot,” “close up,” and “reestablishment scene,” have become standard techniques present even in modern westerns.

Back in Chicago, Anderson partnered with George K. Spoor, a theatrical booking agent. The two of them established Essanay Studios in 1907, the name being derived from a phonetic spelling of their initials, S and A. Anderson married Molly Louise Schabbleman in 1908, and the couple had one child, Maxine.

From 1908 to 1915, Anderson made 375 westerns. The most famous of these was the Broncho Billy series. Anderson read a story in the Saturday Evening Post about a character called Broncho Billy. He liked the idea of a series character and developed Broncho Billy into a franchise of films which were extremely popular with the American public.

ESSANAY STUDIOS

Founded in 1907 as the Peerless Film Manufacturing Company but eventually renamed Essanay after the initials (S and A) of its founders, George K. Spoor and Gilbert M. Anderson—turned out about 2,000 shorts and features between 1907 and 1917.

Anderson had worked as a janitor at the Thomas Edison Studio when he was chosen to play an outlaw in the first western ever made, The Great Train Robbery. The first characters of Spoor’s and Anderson’s surnames translated into “S” and “A.”, hence the name Essanay.

 

 Filming a “Broncho Billy” film in the Chicago Essanay studio

 1909

DECEMBER 30 – NILES, CALIFORNIA

Cinema’s cowboy hero G.M. Anderson is about to assume a new personna in the name of Broncho Billy, based on the character in a Peter B. Kyne story, Broncho Billy and the Baby, the film will be called Broncho Billy’s redemption. The burly Anderson is already one of the cinema’s bright new stars. Born Max Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas, in March 1882, he was briefly a travelling salesman before trying his luck as an actor in New York using the stage name Gilbert M. Anderson.

While working as a male model in 1902, he was hired by the Edison studio to play the lead in a one-reeler directed by Edwin S. Porter, The Messenger Boy’s Mistake. A year later Anderson played several parts in Porter’s trail blazing Western, The Great Train Robbery. He was originally cast as the outlaw leader but was disqualified by the fact that he could not ride. On the first day of filming he parted company with his horse – and the role of the outlaw leader.
1913 – 1916 / 1917

ESSANAY STUDIOS

NILES, CALIFORNIA

essanay_film_manufacturing_co

In 1913, the Essanay Studios, a state-of-the-art studio was built in Niles at a cost of $50,000. A complete row of bungalows were constructed for the actors and the crew to live in. Two of the cottages still exist today.

Niles was selected by G.M. Anderson because of its mild climate, almost perpetual sunshine, and the unspoiled scenery of Niles Canyon (currently route 84 between Fremont and Interstate 680). Essanay made some 300 westerns in and around Niles. Charlie Chaplin made at least five silent movies in Niles, including The Tramp.

Charlie Chaplin lived in Niles for three months but accepted a more lucrative pay from Mutual in 1916. With the departure of a big star like Chaplin, Spoors bought G.M.”Broncho Billy” Anderson out, Essanay’s fortunes declined sharply and the studio eventually closed its doors in 1917.

G.M. Anderson fell in love with the perpetual sunshine and rolling hills of Niles and moved his crew here to make his silent westerns in the scenic canyon.

For about four years, Anderson produced, directed and starred as his “Broncho Billy” character which was the mould for all future western characters to come. He was the western trendsetter for the cowboy studded chaps, terrorizing a town with his swaggering gait, an outlaw with a sympathetic heart who always managed to take the bad guys out.
Anderson became a very rich movie star, bought a legitimate theater, began promoting boxers, and was running the Niles baseball team. By 1915 he had hired the biggest movie star of them all — Charlie Chaplin.

Niles Canyon Road.

This is the picturesque Niles Canyon Road today. It was here that more than 300 Broncho Billy westerns were filmed, replete with train robberies and chase scenes along the oak-studded hills of Niles Canyon.
Cloudy commute

This is a scene of one of the silent westerns shot in 1915 with Broncho Billy leading the posse, kicking up dust along Niles Canyon Road.
Broncho Billy westerns at Niles Canyon350 westerns were shot in Niles. Out of which approximately 140 Broncho Billy films were made in addition to 109 Snakeville comedies, starting in 1913 when the Niles Essanay studio opened.

1921
He formed the Amalgamated Producing Company and made movies starring Laurel and Hardy.
Anderson was a very private person and didn’t talk much about his personal affairs, but being a recognizable figure there is some information about the “lost” years. In his retirement he had money, at least for awhile, to live the way he wanted, and whatever he did in the later twenties was probably not very newsworthy, I suspect, just enjoying life. He did sue his old partner George Spoor to collect on the proceeds of Chaplin’s films, but only collected $4000 in 1925. Anderson was also sued several times by various people and in one case, also in 1925, Anderson claimed he was broke and couldn’t pay after he lost in court, another reasonto keep a low profile.

1927

1206 NORTH KINGSLEY DRIVE – LOS ANGELES

Was living here

1930s

Anderson was living in San Francisco and managing an apartment hotel on O’Farrell Street. In 1941 he moved to Los Angeles. In 1950 he and his daughter Maxine tries to get a Broncho Billy series together for television, but nothing came of it. In his later years he was living on Social Security and some money from Maxine, who ran her own successful casting agency.

1957
Broncho Billy was recognized with an honorary Academy Award for his accomplishments.
 RECEIVES HONORARY OSCAR

 He returned to the screen briefly in 1967, 47 years after he made his last silent film, to make his first talking picture—”The Bounty Killer”—with Buster Crabbe, Richard Arlen and Dan Duryea.

The confusion about his death location is because of where he’d been staying, the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills. In 1970 he was moved to their convelescent home in South Pasadena because of his worsening condition, an invalid near death, and that’s where he died. It’s listed on his death certificate, which I’ve seen. That document didn’t provide his correct birth year, though, it was listed as 1884, thereby further confusing the issue. Nor was his parents listed; those spaces where marked “unknown.” The information was provided by his daughter Maxine. Obviously she didn’t know him that well.

THE BRIERWORN CONVILESCENT HOSPITAL

1625 MERIDIAN AVENUE – SOUTH PASADENA

He’d been living here, where he died in 1971.

CHAPEL OF THE PINES CREMATORIUM – LOS ANGELES

 HIS ASHES ARE HERE IN STORAGE.

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 THE WESTERN STARS

DEAN MARTIN

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

PART TWO

THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS – 1948 – 1995

In 1948 Dean and Jerry Lewis packed up their broods and left New York City for the film capitol of the world, Hollywood, California. The team of Lewis and Martin may not have lasted, but Dean became one of the busiest and most beloved film stars of all time, which is something one could never say about Jerry.

1948 – 1949

850 STONE CANYON ROAD – LOS ANGELES

He and Betty rented this house for $600 a month. It was their first Hollywood home.
850 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077850 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077850 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077850 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

1949

8800 SUNSET BOULEVARD – WEST HOLLYWOOD

When Dean and Betty split up he moved out of their home and rented a small, funrished house here. They soon divorced.

CIRO’S

8433 SUNSET BOULEVARD – HOLLYWOOD

606 NORTH BEDFORD DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

HERMAN HOVER

Hover was the proprieter of ‘Ciro’s’, (now The Comedy Store) and was living here in the 1940s. In September 1949 Dean married his second wife, Jeanne, here.

(Dean and Jeanne)

1949 – 1955

9261 WARBLER WAY – BEVERLY HILLS

The newleyweds moved here, their first home.

1955

1317 LONDONDERRY PLACE

The Martin’s next moved here for a short stay before moving into a bigger house near the Los Angeles Country Club.

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB

654 WOODRUFF AVENUE – WESTWOOD

Dean could always be found on the green playing golf.

1950s

1123 MONTE VISTA, PALM SPRINGS

1955 – 1972

601 MOUNTAIN DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

Dean, Jeanne and the kids found their dream mansion and settled into family life.  Their ‘wood and firestone’ house had three servents, six cars, swimming pool and tennis court. He paid $225,000 for the joint. He moved out in 1972 and he and Jeanne divorced.

JANUARY 1973 – JUNE 25, 1976

363 COPA DE ORO ROAD – BEL AIR

 Dean married his third and final wife, Catherine Hawn, and they moved into this joint, which he shelled out $500,000 for. They moved out on June 25, 1976 and he sold the place to Tom Jones. In recent years Nicholes Cage has lived here.

With Catherine Hawn

JUNE 25, 1976 – AUGUST 1976

23544 MALIBU COLONY DRIVE – MALIBU

Dean and Catherine moved to this beach house. By August the marriage was over and he moved out.

AUGUST 1976

270 PALISADES WALK – SANTA MONICA

From Malibu Dean moved here to his new bachelor diggs.

1984

418 ROBERT LANE

418 ROBERT Ln, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1988

2002 LOMA VISTA DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

1995

511 NORTH MAPLE DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS

LAST HOME. DIED HERE.

WESTWOOD

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 THE WESTERN STARS

DEAN MARTIN

by

SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

INTRODUCTION

Howdy Fellow Film Lovers

This is your tour guide, Bob, with another trip to the homes of one one of yesterdays western film favorites. This time we’ll be visiting places where Dean Martin once lived.

Now, some of you might think of Dean as nothing more than a singer, actor, comic and straight man to Jerry Lewis. But he was much more than that. He was a lover of western movies and a great western film actor. Dean wasn’t into the movie star social life of nightclubs and partys and when his wife, Jeanne would throw a big gathering at their home on Mountain Drive, Dean could always be found in the den watching a western instead of hob nobbing with the elite of the film world. He didn’t care if anyone was insulted either, producers, actors, actresses, if didn’t matter. He would not play the star game for anyone, not even his wife or best friend, Frank Sinatra. I’ve read several books on Dean and the one thing that comes across about him was that he was a decent guy.

No one seemed to have a bad thing to say about him. After twenty odd years of marriage, he and Jeanne divorced and he married a much younger babe. That marriage was short lived. In the end, it was Jeanne who took care of him until the day he died. And he made sure that she and their children never had to ask for anything. He was a good man.

So, put on your favorite Dean Martin album and lets stroll through the places he had called home.

Enjoy.

Bob

(By the way, my original tour also listed the homes of Jerry Lewis, which I did not include here. If you would like to have a list of Jerry’s homes just drop me an e – mail and I’ll get it to you.)

 THE DEAN MARTIN TOUR

 (RIO BRAVO)

PART 0NE

FROM STUBENVILLE TO MANHATTAN

1917 – 1940s

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

1917 – 1930

319 SOUTH 6th STREET

He was born here at the family home on June 7, 1917.

1930

118 BRADY AVENUE

The family moved to this house located on the northern end of town.

1931

630 GRAND VIEW AVENUE

PLEASANT HEIGHTS

They next moved into this small brick house.

1933

1210 RIVERVIEW AVENUE

They moved into this small two – story gabled house with a backyard.

It overlooked the Ohio and West Virginia hills.

1936

NORTH SEVENTH STREET

Lived here for awhile.

1941

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO

2820 MAYFIELD ROAD

Dean and his first wife, Betty, moved here, their first home, after getting married.

(With Betty)

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

2130 SUNSET BOULEVARD

Dean’s parents were now living here.

1943 – 1948

NEW YORK CITY

1943 – 1944

LONDON TERRACE APARTMENTS – MANHATTAN (Chelsea area)

Dean and Betty’s first New York apartment.

1945

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

1101 CARDINAL AVENUE

Dean’s parents were living here. When Dean was on the road Betty and the children lived here with them. When he was in town, he stayed here as well.

1940s

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

1137 GARDENIA AVENUE

In the mid – late ’40s his parents left Ohio and moved here.

1948

NEW YORK CITY

RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND WEST 106th STREET

Dean, Betty and the kids were living here in a ten-room apartment before moving to Los Angeles.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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 THE WESTERN STARS

DIRECTORS!

by

Special Guest Blogger

Bob Siler

WALLACE BEERY

1916

ALVARADO STREET

The Beery family home where his parents and brothers, Noah and William, lived.

Wally and his young wife, Gloria Swanson, lived here shortly after getting married.

They were married until 1919.

(With Swanson)

NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

Beery and Swanson lived here in a bungalow village.

206 WEST 10th STREET – LOS ANGELES

ST. FRANCIS APARTMENTS

They also lived here.

1918

1636 1/2 KINGSLEY DRIVE – LOS FELIZ AREA

Wally and Gloria lived here.

1163 NORTH MARIPOSA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

Wally and Gloria lived in the same bungalow court as his brother, William C. Beery.

They may have already split up by September 1918.

1157 MARIPOSA AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

Wally and Noah lived here with their parents.

1920s

NORTH CAHUENGA BOULEVARD

Wally may have lived on this street.

1923

1501 HAYWORTH AVENUE

1924

1346 HARPER AVENUE – WEST HOLLYWOOD

(AND WARING AVENUES)

 1926

2323 LORENZO DRIVE – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

2420 PILGRIMAGE TRAIL 1927

JANUARY 31, 1931

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

WALLACE BEERY AND MARIE DRESSLER

Put their prints in cement

LATE 1920s – 1930s

921 N. ROXBURY

SILVER LAKE – HIGH SIERRAS

Beery had a two – story Lake Cabin here. In the 1930s it was smashed from an avalanche of snow.

816 ALPINE DRIVE – BEVERLY HILLS – LAST HOME

 Brother Noah died here in Wally’s arms, on April 1, 1946. Beery died here on

April 15, 1949.

FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE

 WALLACE BEERY IS SAID TO HAVE LIVED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

ECHO PARK AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

Lived on this street with Swanson.

6250 FRANKLIN AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

2210 NORTH BERKELEY AVENUE – LOS ANGELES

Besides being one of Hollywood’s major film stars, he was also one of the few film celebrities who was also a pilot. Between 1927 and 1939 he owned nine airplanes.

GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL – GLENDALE

Kept his planes here for over ten years.

(around 1929)

 1939

DGA – 11

 GEORGE H. ‘SLIM’ MAVES

George Maves, Pickwick Airways Pilot, Date Unknown

1133 GARDEN AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – LAST HOME

With wife, Cynthia

CYNTHIA D. MAVES

Cynthia D. Maves, Date & Location Unknown

 LYNN HAYES

1933 SELBY AVENUE – LOS ANGELES – LAST HOME

1930

On March 24, pilot George Maves was flying a plane owned by Beery with his wife, Cynthia, and pilot, Lynn Hayes as passengers when the plane crashed in the San Pasqual wash about twenty feet north of Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel and in a few moments was a mass of flaming wreckage….

Maves, his wife and Hayes were all killed. When it tried to land the plane nose dived and crashed. Beery was to have been on the plane but cancelled.

Undated News Photo, Ca. March 25, 1930

Above, from an undated news article published ca. March 25, 1930, a fragment of the photograph showing the scene of their crash. The fuselage tubing can be seen in the foreground of the image. The article states, “An aerial joyride yesterday afternoon resulted in the death of two men and a woman who had taken out the new six-place Travel-air [sic] monoplane belonging to Wallace Beery, the motion-picture actor, without, he said, his permission. The plane crashed in the San Pasqual wash about twenty feet north of Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel and in a few moments was a mass of flaming wreckage….

“The crash took place in full view of scores of motorists on Valley Boulevard and persons in front of shops along the highway. They hurried to the scene but were powerless to do anything, as the flames drove them back….

“Witnesses questioned by R.I. Hazen and L.J. Holoubeck, inspector of the United States Department of Commerce [and Register pilot] … agreed …. that the plane approached Valley Boulevard from the south at a low altitude, variously put at 300 to 600 feet, that it began to turn to the left, that the motor had been idling, that the pilot banked the plane, that just over the wash the plane fell off instead of coming out of the bank and then plunged, nose down, into the wash.”

Their flight condition sounds like whomever was flying the airplane got too slow, turned the airplane, and the angle of bank drove the stall speed up beyond their airspeed, resulting in a stall break and the classic stall-spin accident.

Regarding Beery, the article states, “When informed of the accident, Beery was much affected, as he had employed Maves for various periods totaling about a year and a half and had flown many hours with him.

“He was entirely unaware, until informed of the crash, he said, that Maves had taken the plane from its hangar at the United Airport in Burbank. Beery is himself a pilot, having 1700 hours of flying to his credit and he said Maves had been hired by him only to accompany him when he flew and to take care of the plane on the ground.

“Beery said he had flown the plane himself for five hours Sunday and apparently it was in excellent condition.”

Regardless, in the aftermath, “Examination of the wreckage disclosed that Maves and Hayes had been seated in the forward part at the dual controls and therefore it is not known which was flying the plane at the time of the accident. Mrs. Maves had been seated in the rear part of the cabin. A freak of the fire was that although nearly all the clothing had been burned off the men, a little bit of leather jacket which Maves had been wearing was found and in its pocket was a paper of safety matches which had not become ignited.”

And further, “Maves and his wife had been married only two months…. Hayes, who was 26 years of age, leaves a widow and two small children….”

Additional information from Russ Plehinger on August 20, 2009 states, “My files indicate 3/14/30 as date of death.
Lynn Hayes, killed with him, had been a refueling pilot on a 6/30/29 endurance flight made by [Register pilot] Leo Nomis. Hayes is not listed in my book as I discovered this info after publication. Somewhere I have a photo of him. Plane in photograph is a Buhl CA-3C Airsedan, possibly NC-6816 [see the airplane with Cynthia Maves standing in front of it, above].” Note the discrepancy in the date of death. The airplane record for NC9015 states that the airplane crashed on March 25, 1930. Can anyone CORROBORATE the date?

 NOAH BEERY SR.

1556 NORTH LABAIG AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1917

6421 IVARENE AVENUE – LOS ANGELES 1920

1120 NORTH HUDSON AVENUE 1927

11912 MOORPARK STREET – STUDIO CITY 1930

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

NOAH BEERY JR.

 14305 ROBLAR PLACE – SHERMAN OAKS – 1955

KEENE, CALIFORNIA

LAST HOME

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

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 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.

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

Photo

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

T

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

V

LEE VAN CLEEF

19471 ROSITA STREET – TARZANA (LAST HOME)

FOREST LAWN – HOLLYWOOD HILLS

W

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.

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

O

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

P

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.

HOMES OF WESTERN MOVIE FILM MAKERS

IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERAS

BY BOB SILER

H

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.

I

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

J
 
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

L

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.