Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hollywood Then and Now: Lana Turner's House

After the murder of Johnny Stompanato by Cheryl Crane (protecting her mother, Lana Turner) on April 4, 1955, police show up and ask the obvious, "How many goddamn rooms does this thing have?!"

Today, culling a couple of pics from Google Maps street view, it looks pretty much the same.  I wonder how many people driving by know this is where it happened.



4 comments:

alleyesandears said...

I love seeing historic places and objects unchanged by time. I'm surprised something that big in that city hasn't been torn down for something new long ago.

Keir said...

Hasn't changed at all! I went out yesterday morning with the kid to take then-and-now pics in Munich for my site; seems the best-preserved places are, ironically, those linked to the nazis.

Greg F. said...

I love seeing historic places and objects unchanged by time.

Me, too. Looking around the neighborhood on Google maps, many of the other houses have that Hollywood Spanish style mansion look so it's interesting to see this east coast Virginia colonial modification there.

Greg F. said...

Keir, those are amazing locations shots you got. I'd love to cycle through all of Europe if I could.