First up, this famous house in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles was designed by Lloyd Wright (eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright). Known for its striking facade, which resembles a Mayan temple or the mouth of a gaping shark, it is also known as the "Jaws house". From 1945 to 1951, it was owned by Dr. George Hodel, a physician who was a suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.
The Chateau Marmont again, popular hangout for celebrities and where John Belushi died of an overdose in 1982. Greta Garbo stayed here often.
The Scientology headquarters - former home built for a film producer's mistress (I can't remember the details). The tour guide told some amusing stories about the tight security there.
Bela Lugosi died in the apartment on the upper left -
El Coyote restaurant, where Sharon Tate and friends dined the night they were murdered -
Former home of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe -
The Menendez murders happened in this house -
Lana Turner's boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, was killed in this house by Cheryl Crane, Turner's daughter -
Mae West lived in Ravenswood, a historic apartment building in Hollywood. She lived there from the time of her arrival in Hollywood in 1932 until her death in 1980. It is said to be haunted by her ghost -
And some of other interesting sites along the way -
Contests on their way to film "Let's Make a Deal" -
Halloween decorations at a home in Beverly Hills -
This apartment was used for the film "Sunset Blvd" - it was Joe Gillis' (William Holden) apartment at the beginning of the film -
The fire escape where the final scene of "Pretty Woman" was filmed -
Beautiful architecture and a murder happened here as well (I don't remember the details) -
Some more interesting buildings we saw on our way back -
My next post will be all about my visit to the Norton Simon Museum!