Movie icon Marilyn Monroe’s final home in Los Angeles was saved from demolition after widespread outrage from fans calling for the property to be designated as a historical landmark.
The home, located at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, was saved from being demolished after Los Angeles officials intervened. The property was where Marilyn died in a bedroom of her home at the age of 36 after a barbiturate poisoning. News of the proposed demolition sparked anger with many claiming the home is a historical landmark of Hollywood.
Los Angeles city councilwoman Traci Park claimed she faced hundreds of calls after the news broke begging her to save the home. She told The Guardian: “The overwhelming sentiment here is clear. This home must be preserved as a crucial piece of Hollywood’s and the city of Los Angeles’ history, culture and legacy.”
After a number of convincing calls, Traci introduced a motion for the home to be considered a historic preservation, which was met with great support before the council unanimously moved to revoke the city’s demolition permit. Traci’s efforts also resulted in prevention of any major changes to the property in the future.
The beautiful Spanish Colonial property, purchased for $8.35 million this year, spans 2,900 square feet was includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a guest house. The owners who were keen on demolishing the property did not reveal what their future plans were for the land.
In other news – Josh Duhamel and wife Audra announce they are expecting their first child together
A growing family! Josh Duhamel, 50, and his wife, Audra Mari, 29, announced that they’re expecting their first child “soon” with an adorable social media post on Sept. 11. “Baby Duhamel coming soon,” they captioned the joint Instagram post, which featured an ultrasound snapshot of their baby. This will be the Shotgun Wedding star’s second child, as he shares a son, Axl, 10, with ex-wife Fergie, 48.
Soon after the couple shared the post with Josh’s 2.3 million followers, many of them took to the comments to congratulate them on the adorable news! “I was just thinking this morning about you!!” Clare Crawley, who is also expecting a baby, gushed. Meanwhile, a separate pal congratulated Audra on the beginning of her motherhood journey. “Congrats Audra motherhood is the best!!” they penned. Read More