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The Hollywood Starlet Home – Where Marilyn Monroe Once Lived

A 1930’s Los Angeles townhome that was built for Warner Bros to house their young starlets including Greta Garbo, Marlene Deitrich and Marilyn Monroe is for sale at $899,000, and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

The Hollywood Starlet Home – Where Marilyn Monroe Once Lived

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If these walls could talk! A 1930’s townhome built for Warner Bros to house their young starlets including Greta Garbo, Marlene Deitrich and Marilyn Monroe is for sale at $899,000.

In Old Hollywood, the movie studios kept a close eye on their young talent and often put them up in homes and apartments that the studios owned and supervised. In their star system, the studios controlled much of their actors’ lives, even where they could live. In one of the most famous cases, Joe Schenck, the late chairman of 20th Century Fox, moved Marilyn Monroe into his Owlwood Mansion guest house, a home that was later owned by Tony Curtis and then by Cher.

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Located in one of LA’s older areas, the neighborhood homes retain much of the atmosphere of the glamorous mid-century Hollywood era with the well-manicured lawns, huge willow trees and colorful gardens. Marilyn’s townhome has been updated but still retains many features that today’s buyers would love, such as the beautiful green magnesite stairs and the original Art Deco balustrade. Both bedrooms feature wedding cake-relief plasterwork and the colorful bathroom has a walk-in shower and original yellow and purple tilework, with a matching green bathtub, toilet, and sink. The entire home is drenched in light from the oversized casement windows.

Chateau Beachwood is a 10-unit French Normandy-style complex located near the Two Stone Gates entrance to Beachwood Canyon, a few blocks from the Monastery of the Angels, Franklin Village and The Hollywood Sculpture Gardens. With its convenience to the movie and television studios, Beachwood Canyon has been the current or former neighborhood for many celebrities, including Humphrey Bogart, Kevin Bacon and Anna Kendrick. According to the listing agent, the two-bedroom unit with 1,199 square feet is the exact residence where Marilyn once lived.

A native of Los Angeles, Marilyn grew up rough and spent her childhood bouncing between orphanages and foster care. She lived in a number of homes and apartments during her 36-year lifetime but purchased only one house in her own name, when she bought a home in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood in early 1962, just a few months before her overdose death from sleeping pills.

The listing agent is Marlena Maidhof at ACME Real Estate.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.