3831 W. Tracy Street 90027
3831 W. Tracy Street 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
This was the home of Milton Kahl in the 1940s. Milton Erwin “Milt” Kahl (March 22, 1909 – April 19, 1987) was one of the most influential of Walt Disney’s supervisory team of animators, known as Disney’s Nine Old Men.
For many years the final look for the characters in Disney films was designed by Kahl, in his angular style inspired by Ronald Searle and Picasso. He is revered by contemporary masters of the form. In the book The Animator’s Survival Kit, the author Richard Williams makes repeated reference and anecdotes relating to Kahl. The centenary of Kahl’s birth was honored by the Academy on April 27, 2009, with a tribute entitled “Milt Kahl: The Animation Michelangelo.
The City Directories list the following residents: Maurice and Isabelle Stiefel, salesman (1931), Ernest F. and Ether I. Bishopp, insurance agent (1934-1936), Milton E. and Laura Kahl, studio worker (1941).
3831 W. Tracy Street (Rents for $50/month): 1) Milton E. Kahl, renter and head of household; white married male 31 years of age; born in California; artist motion pictures; earns +$5,000. 2) Laura M. Kahl, wife; white married female 32 years of age; born in Idaho; not working. 3) Sybil B. Kahl, daughter; white female 23 years of age; born in California. Not working. 4) Lulu Summers, aunt; white single female 45 years of age; born in Idaho; Stenographer, Legal field. Full address: 3831 W. Tracy Street (3830 W. Aloha Street) 90027
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 3,415 sqft
Lot Size: 6,107 sqft
Year Built: 1929