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Title
Mayan-Aztec a la Lloyd Wright
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Creator
McCulloh, Douglas
Contributor
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 200-
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographer's caption reads, "Three Mexican gardeners spend a day a week working at the 1926 Sowden House, thinning the Bird of Paradise and hacking at the banana plants. In 2001, owner Xorin Balbes, moved into one of his other Hollywood houses - the 1920 mansion that MGM Studios built for silent film star Norma Talmadge. Armed with a carpet and window-treatment fortune, he commenced renovations at the Sowden House. He installed a stylish kitchen, courtyard swimming pool, an oval stand-alone stainless steel tub, a walk-in steam shower. Then Balban began hosting sumptuous parties for gay causes. Originally designed by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank, the place now feels like the ultimate Mayan-Aztec-inspired party palace."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 24 cm. on sheet 38 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081636
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b4_f2_i13
CARL0004974197
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3802
Subject
Mansions--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Mexican influences
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Wright, Lloyd,1890-1978

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