Los Angeles Metropolis Councilwoman Traci Park will introduce a movement Friday hoping to save lots of Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood residence from demolition by having it declared a historic-cultural monument.
The homeowners of the 1920-era residence, which Monroe bought within the early Nineteen Sixties and the place the actress died of an overdose in 1962 at age 36, are planning to demolish it.
The Los Angeles Occasions reported that the property was bought in 2017 for $7.25 million by Glory of the Snow LLC, which is managed by hedge fund supervisor Dan Lukas, then bought to Glory of the Snow Belief for $8.35 million earlier this yr. It was unclear why the proprietor is trying to demolish the house.
Information of the house’s pending demolition, nevertheless, sparked outrage from native historical past buffs and Monroe followers.
Park introduced an effort to save lots of the construction from the wrecking ball.
“This important transfer underscores the town of Los Angeles’ dedication to preserving its wealthy historical past, making certain that iconic landmarks and pivotal moments proceed to encourage future generations,” in response to a press release from Park’s workplace.
In response to Park, a demolition allow was accepted earlier than her workforce might handle the problem. She stated the allow for demotion of the single-family dwelling with an hooked up storage, pool home and storage was issued Thursday. It was unclear when the demolition may truly happen.
The councilwoman stated her workplace took a whole bunch of calls from folks this week urging her to stop the deliberate demolition.
“For folks all around the world, Marilyn Monroe was greater than only a film icon,” Park stated. “Her story, from the difficult childhood rising up in orphanages and foster properties to turn into a worldwide sensation, is a shining instance of what it means to beat adversity.”
The councilwoman stated that if her movement is accepted, it could begin the method for declaring the property a historic-cultural monument, thereby preserving the house.
— Metropolis Information Service