Anyone longing for a piece of Tinseltown history should certainly spend some time at Whitley Heights. Some of the most ... More
Anyone longing for a piece of Tinseltown history should certainly spend some time at Whitley Heights. Some of the most impressive homes in Hollywood are found here. All of the homes were developed in the 20s and 30s by Hobart J. Whitley and remain in very good condition today. This was a mini-Beverly Hills of yesteryears, where stars like Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Ethel Barrymore and many others lived and partied. Whitley, who had great admiration for Italian architecture, built these homes into the hillside and dubbed the community an "Italian Hill Town."
This is truly like walking into the past; early Hollywood. It made me feel as though I was breaking some type of mystic law while walking through the neighborhoods and their unique homes. Walking down the tiny spiral staircase of one old legends residence I felt as though he was whispering in my ear as I decended deeper into the earth. The smells made the experience complete for me.
Sincerely, S. Somma
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WHITLEY HEIGHTS YOU SHOULD READ THE NEW BOOK THE FATHER OF HOLLYWOOD BY GAELYN WHITELY KEITH. WHITLEY HEIGHTS WAS THE FIRST BEVERLY HILLS WHERE THE FILM STARS AND PRODUCER HELD MAGNIFICENT PARTIES.
In the middle of a freeway, Highland Avenue and Franklin is an amazing slice of old Los Angeles -- called Whitley Heights. It feels like you stepped back in time and the houses are right out of the 1900's!
Enjoyed a tour through the LA Conservancy of one house and hope to return for more. I had no idea how much history was there. It apparently is the first real 'Beverly Hills' of Los Angeles. Anyway, I'd recommend a quick visit to anyone in the area. It is spectacular to take a walk through at dusk. Lots of people walking dogs there so it must be a pet friendly area too.
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