2220 N. Live Oak Drive West 90068
2220 N. Live Oak Drive West 90068 Los Feliz USA
Roy D. Jones, architect.
Marion Gering, who lived here in 1940, was a Russian-born American stage producer and director. He moved to the United States in 1924 as a member of a Soviet trade commission in trading Siberian furs. He became involved in the theatrical community in Chicago, founding the Chicago Play Producing Company. His production of Georg Kaiser’s “Gas,”which was presented at the Goodman Theatre on January 28, 1926 was particularly successful. In 1927 he began producing plays in New York City, and married actress Dorothy Libaire in 1930. Gering became a Hollywood film director for Paramount Pictures in 1931, directing Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard in “I Take This Woman” on his debut. In 1932 he directed Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, and a young Cary Grant in “Devil and the Deep.” In 1935 he directed George Raft and Carole Lombard in the film “Rumba,” inspired by the success of Bolero the previous year. Gering’s stint with Paramount came to an end in 1936, and he then joined Columbia Pictures between 1937 and 1939, and directed the 1937 British picture “Thunder in the City” for the Atlantic Film Company. His film career came to a halt by the end of the decade. He tried in the subsequent period, albeit in vain, to build on his previous accomplishments as a theater producer and to pursue film directing in Europe. (Source: Wikipedia, 2016).
2220 West Live Oak Drive (Value: $75,000): 1) Ollyn A. Loyne, owner and head of household; 36 year old white married male; married at age 20; born in South Dakota; father born in Iowa, mother in Wisconsin; manufacturer of cooking appliances. 2) Anna W. Loyne, wife; 36 year old white married female; married at age 20; born in Alabama; father born in North Carolina, mother in Georgia; not working. 3) Margaret Loyne, daughter; 17 year old white single female; in school; born in Texas. 4) Raymond D. Wilson, nephew; 21 year old single white male; born in Texas; father born in Alabama, mother in Texas; a salesman in bonds. 5) Caroline Mondo, servant; 52 year old white female widow; married at age 20; born in Italy; parents born in Italy; speaks Italian; to US in 1910, a resident alien; cook in a private family. 6) Florence E. Watkins, servant; 50 year old white female widow; married at age 20; born in Indiana; father born in Ohio, mother in Indiana; servant in a private family.
2220 Live Oak Drive West (Rents for $175): 1) Marion Gering, head of household; white married male 38 years of age; born in Russia; Director, motion pictures; earns $2,000. 2) Margaret Gering, wife; white married female 30 years of age; born in Illinois; not working. 3) James F. Shanahan, brother-in-law; white married male 39 years of age; born in Vermont; actor, stage. 4) Dorothy E. Shanahan, sister-in-law; white married female 38 years of age; born in New York; not working. 5) Margaret G. Shanahan, niece; white female 3 years of age; born in New York. 6) Mary E. Shanahan, niece; white female 1 year of age; born in California. 7) William M. Young, servant; Negro married male 37 years of age; born in Texas; butler, private house; earns $635. 8) Louise Young, servant; Negro married female 32 years of age; born in Texas; maid, private house. 9) Rebecca Scott, servant; white married female 44 years of age; born in Utah; nurse/maid, private house; earns $520.
Type: Mediterranean Revival Sold
Area: 6,421 sqft
Lot Size: 14,410 sqft
Year Built: 1926