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Mary Miles Minter’s Former Mansions

Oct 13th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

The death of William Desmond Taylor remains one of Hollywood’s most notorious unsolved mysteries, over 90 years after its occurrence.  On the evening of February 1st, 1922, the 50-year-old director was shot and killed in his Westlake apartment complex.  Though there were suspects aplenty, no one was ever indicted in the murder and the case was officially closed without resolution (for the second time) on February 23rd, 1938, never to be re-opened.  Common belief, though, has long since held that the guilty party was Charlotte […]

Marilyn Monroe’s Former Burbank Apartment Building

Jul 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Shortly before I headed to Los Angeles for my weeklong birthday celebration with out-of-town friends Kim, Lavonna, Katie and Kaylee (that’s Katie and Kaylee in the above pic), I came across a Curbed post that mapped 43 properties where my girl Marilyn Monroe once lived.  The blurb practically had me foaming at the mouth, obvs.  I immediately sent the link to Lavonna and she added several of the addresses to her To-Stalk list, one of which was an apartment building located directly across the street […]

Jason Priestley’s Former Apartment

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I haven’t been getting much sleep the past few nights and it’s all Jason Priestley’s fault.  His new book, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, has me burning the midnight oil.  The chapters are brief (most only a page or two) and begging to be perused.  I find myself repeatedly thinking ‘I’ll just read one more,’ and the next thing I know it’s midnight.  Ah, well, the fatigue has been worth it.  The tome is fabulous and enthralling.  I cannot more highly recommend it – especially since […]

The Wrong-Door Raid Apartments

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One of the most infamous (and humorous) scandals to ever rock Tinseltown involved my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe and her second ex-husband, legendary baseball player Joe DiMaggio.  (Their relationship wasn’t always sunshine and roses.)  Known as the Wrong-Door Raid, it occurred in the late night hours of November 5th, 1954, but did not become public knowledge until almost a year later.  I stalked the apartment building where the raid took place – at 8122 Waring Avenue in West Hollywood – last summer, initially planning to […]

Marilyn Monroe’s Childhood Home

Dec 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One location that had been on my To-Stalk list for what seemed like ages was the Hawthorne-area home where my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe spent the first eight-and-a-half years of her life.  Fellow stalker Lavonna had texted me the address years ago, but because I so rarely find myself in that neck of the woods, I was never able to make it out there.  Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I realized that the residence was not too far from a hotel […]

Kirk Douglas’ Former Palm Springs House

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

The Grim Cheaper and I are finally home from a blissful two weeks in Switzerland. It was so hard to leave my best friend and his amazing family (pictured above) and the beauty of their country – especially being that when we returned to Palm Springs, temperatures were around 122 degrees! I will be sharing some pictures from our trip (and I took plenty – by ten days in, I had filled up an 8GB memory card!), as well as a few Swiss stalking locales […]

Liberace’s Third Palm Springs House

May 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Shortly after moving to the desert back in January, I took my dad to a doctor appointment and, while in the waiting room, happened to pick up the November 2012 issue of Palm Springs Life magazine.  It turned out to be a fortuitous choice because in it was an article titled “Living With Liberace” about a recently-remodeled Old Las Palmas-area residence that had once been owned by the legendary pianist.  The article, of course, piqued my interest, but, let me tell you, I just about […]

Dick Clark’s Former Malibu Home

Apr 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Last June, my Grandma sent me an article about legendary television personality Dick Clark’s former Flintstones-style Malibu home, calling it “unbelievable” and asking if I could track it down and stalk it.  One look at the photographs of the cave-like structure, which had recently been put on the market, and I was in!  And while I did manage to track it down right away, it was not until a couple of weeks ago that I finally got around to stalking it.  And I just have […]

Shannen Doherty’s Former Mulholland Drive Rental

Apr 5th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

Another locale that I found thanks to Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites, the fabulous book written by my buddy E.J. of The Movieland Directory, was the house at 13459 Mulholland Drive that was once rented by my girl Shannen Doherty and that was also the location of her ill-fated 1993 nuptials to Ashley Hamilton, son of actor George Hamilton.  Well, believe you me, as soon as I read the words “Shannen Doherty”, I immediately added the address to my To-Stalk list and dragged the Grim […]

Brandi Glanville’s Former House

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

After watching the latest season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I can say that Brandi Glanville is, without a doubt, my favorite cast member.  I absolutely ADORE her.  (I also love Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster.  As for the rest of the Housewives?  Well, to borrow one of my grandma’s catch-phrases, they can go take a long walk off a short pier for all I care.  )  So I was practically chomping at the bit to get my hands on a copy of […]