3694 W. Shannon Road 90027
Walter H. Tyler, the resident in 1940, was one of the most versatile and dependable unit art directors in the Paramount Studios art department for three decades.
From his first screen credit in 1944 on The Man In Half-Moon Street, to the closing of the art department in 1967- 68, Mr. Tyler worked in whatever genre the studio assigned him, and became one of the most honored unit art directors in motion picture history.
His eight Oscar nominations for art direction are among the most ever received by a designer who was not a studio supervising art director. He won the Oscar for color art direction in 1949 for Samson and Delilah, and was nominated eight other times for Kitty (1945), Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Ten Commandments (1956), Career (1959), Visit to a Small Planet (1960), Summer and Smoke (1961), and The Island at the Top of the World (1974).
Mr. Tyler’s crowning achievement is director George Stevens’ A Place In the Sun (1951). The post-war story is full of contrasting images: dark and dirty factories, bright suburbs, and the glittering, luxurious interiors of the wealthy. The film remains one of the most visually stunning black-and-white films produced in Hollywood’s golden age. (Art Director’s Guild Hall of Fame)
Mrs. Leonard L. (Helen) McEvoy was a member of the Los Feliz Woman’s Club from 1955-60. She moved to 2501 Nottingham by 1961. (Source: Los Feliz Woman’s Club rosters).
3694 Shannon Road (Value $15,000): 1) Walter H. Tyler, head of household; white married male 31 years of age; born in California; architectural draftsman, movie studio; earns $3,600. 2) Ruth E. Tyler, wife; white married female 28 years of age; born in Michigan; not working. 3) Jnet E. Tyler, daughter; white female 5 years of age; born in California. 4) Walter E. Tyler, son; white male 10 months of age; born in California.
Type: Tudor Revival