2540 N. Nottingham Avenue 90027
2540 N. Nottingham Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Potential City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
“Travis Banton house.”
TRAVIS BANTON: Head designer and Costume Director of Paramount Studios. He was the son of Rentfro and Margret (Jones) Banton; born in Waco, Texas; received his schooling at the Columbia University, New York City, later attended the Art Student League and the New York School of Fine Arts.
Travis Banton came to Los Angeles in 1924 from New York City after he was discharged from the Navy in 1919. He was employed by “Frances” as exclusive Modiste in New York City, as a designer. He accomplished outstanding results and in 1924 joined the Paramount in New York City, and was later sent to Los Angeles, California, for the same company, by Walter Wanger, who was then Production Manager. He was especially interested in the collection of antiques. Resided at 2540 Nottingham Avenue, Los Angeles, California. (Source: Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 1932-1933, P. 137.)
See: “Costume Design: Travis Banton, Dressing Screen Legends of the 1930’s”, Banton created his house and Marlene Dietrich’s screen image at around the same time, and both are monuments to his finely trained eye. (Source: Architectural Digest, April, 1996, p. 52-58.)
Francis W. Dlonley, architect. (1665)
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 6,590 sqft
Lot Size: 19,800 sqft
Year Built: 1932