5031 W. Franklin Avenue 90027
5031 W. Franklin Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Includes 5033 W. Franklin Avenue
5031 was home of Alice Field, assistant, Community Service Department, Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. (Source: Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 1942-43.)
5031 was also the home of Samuel de Grasse in 1930. Born in 1875, De Grasse began a film career in 1912 playing romantic leads and dignified characters like Senator Sumner in D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” (1915). Later, he was typecast as a villain, typified by his roles in “Robin Hood” (1922), and “The Black Pirate” (1926). Over his film career between 1912 and 1930, he appeared in 107 films. His career ended shortly after talkies began, and he only appeared in two non-silent productions. He was married to actress Ada Fuller Golden. He died in 1953.
5031 Franklin Avenue (Value: $17,500): 1930 census: 1) Samuel A. de Grasse, owner and head of household; 54 year old white married male; married at age 21; born in New Brunswick, Canada; parents born in New Brunswick, Canada; to US in 1877, a naturalized citizen; an actor in motion pictures. 2) Ada de Grasse, wife; 57 year old white married female; married at age 23; born in England; parents born in England; to US in 1895, a naturalized citizen; not working. 3) George G. Fuller, stepson; 22 year old white single male; born in New York; an actor in motion pictures.
5033 Franklin Avenue (Rents for $125 per month): 1930 census: 1) Samuel Yellen, renter and head of household; 45 year old white married male; married at age 20; born in Russia; parents born in Russia; speaks Russian, to US in 1900, a naturalized citizen; a broker in mortgages. 2) Fannie Yellen, wife; 43 year old white married female; married at age 18; born in Russia; parents born in Russia; speaks Russian; to US in 1888, a naturalized citizen; not working. 3) Ethel Yellen, daughter; 19 year old single white female; in school; born in New Jersey. 4) Joseph Yellen, son; 14 year old single white male; in school; born in New Jersey. 1940 Census: 5033 Franklin Avenue (Rents for $65): 1) Ivan L. Hiler, head of household; white married male 41 years of age; born in Maryland; attorney in his own practice. 2) Norma V. Hiler, wife; white married female 30 years of age; born in Idaho; not working. 3) Betty Jean Loeffler, sister-in-law; white single female 19 years of age; born in Idaho; new worker.
Type: Tudor Revival Sold
Year Built: 1925