4778 W. Bonvue Avenue 90027
4778 W. Bonvue Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Actress Bessie Love (nee Juanita Horton) lived here in the 1920s. She was born in Midland, Texas in 1898. After her family moved to Hollywood, her beauty came to the attention of D.W. Griffith in 1915, and he cast her in small parts. Soon thereafter, Vitagraph made her a star in comedies. She took on more mature roles in the 1920s, and was especially praised for her acting in Cecil B. DeMille’s “Dress Parade” (1927) and in Frank Capra’s “The Matinee Idol” (1928). She danced the first Charleston on film in “The King of Main Street” (1925). She successfully transitioned into sound pictures, and won an Academy Award nomination for “The Broadway Melody” (1929). After 1931, however, her work in film was relegated to small parts and character roles in low budget movies. Her entire film career spanned an amazing 70 years! She passed away in London, England in 1986.
4778 Bonvue Avenue (Rents for $100 per month): 1) Frank W. Hawks, renter and head of household; 65 year old white married male; married at age 31; born in Indiana; parents born in New York; not working. 2) Helen H. Hawks, wife; 59 year old white married female; married at age 25; born in Wisconsin; father born in Maine, mother in Wisconsin; not working. 3) Carrie M. Wooley, servant; 27 year old married Negro female; married at age 18; born in Louisiana; parents born in Louisiana; a servant for a private family.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 3,443 sqft
Lot Size: 19,390 sqft
Year Built: 1925