Post by Kris Baker Post by "JonesieCat" <Long Ago & Far Away> Post by Kris Baker Post by Kris Baker
Years ago, on Sunset Boulevard, there was a home with a statue in
front - and the statue was of a tourist (tourists?) taking pictures of
I was trying to explain this to a friend, and she asked me whose home
it was. Anyone know? (I guessed Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis or someone
Thanks, everyone! Now I know where to start looking for a picture
of that statue, with the geeky tourist and cameras around his neck.
I got a visual of the place as soon as you mentioned it - made me
homesick for L.A.! Seems the house accumulates more statuary every year
too. Great-looking place. (You saw the pic link on this thread right?)
Despite assertions to the contrary (and by those who likely are much more
celebratory-informed than I, I don't believe this house has ever been
owned by anyone particularly famous). What made you think of it?
A friend and I were talking about "tacky stuff" and I remembered
seeing the statue of the tourist when I was a teenager. She'd
never seen it, and I couldn't explain it.
But I still can't find an image of that particular statue; the ones
I'm seeing are tasteful. The one I actually saw was a grotesque
cartoon of a bermuda-shorts clad tourist with cameras.
You're right - that particular pic isn't here, but this link is the place
you're thinking of, I feel sure. I recognize this place, and have seen the
statue you're talking about: a couple of yokel sight-seers, but surprisingly
realistic at first glance. Driving toward the 405 freeway on Sunset, coming
from the East, the house is on the left side. Or - hey - at least this is
the house _I_ remember at any rate! Thx to poster Ms.B.Haven who says the
house once belonged to Garland and Minelli, and Howard Hughes. I'm skeptical
of that part, but maybe true, who knows? Where ever, hope you can find a
jc (think I'm going to make a point of driving up to see this place whenever
I'm in L.A. next)