The Los Angeles City Council passes a moratorium on the demolition of “Marilyn Monroe’s House” as a historic landmark. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The Los Angeles City Council passes a moratorium on the demolition of “Marilyn Monroe’s House” as a historic landmark.

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Marilyn Monroe, ’57, is still loved by many people around the world, not just Americans.

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a moratorium on the demolition of Marilyn Monroe’s house in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The house was spared demolition. The Los Angeles Times reported.

L.A. City Council member Tracy Park said she stood up to save Monroe’s final home when she learned that the current owner of Monroe’s house had applied to the city for permission to demolish the house.

The current owner, Glory of the Snow Trust, had submitted an application for demolition, and the city’s Building and Safety Department had already given permission for the demolition. However, Councilmember Park said he made an impassioned plea for a motion to consider designating Monroe’s home as a historic landmark.

The motion called for immediate action to consider the Monroe residence as a historic cultural monument in the city. It further asserted that it does not take away the rights of the owner, but that the historical and cultural value of the property needs to be evaluated.

Councilmember Park stated.

stated, “It is our duty and honor to preserve and protect historic monuments. Developers are destroying our city for personal gain. It is shameful and must not be tolerated.”

The City Council voted unanimously to consider designating the Monroe House as a historic and cultural landmark.

All building permits are automatically suspended while the Cultural Heritage Commission and City Council consider whether to designate the Monroe house as a historic cultural landmark. The city’s Building and Safety Department intends to revoke the demolition permit.

For people around the world, Marilyn Monroe was more than just a movie icon. Her story, from her difficult childhood in orphanages and orphanages to her international sensation, is a shining example of what it means to overcome adversity.

Congresswoman Park asserted.

“Monroe’s death on August 5, ’62, at the young age of 36, was ruled a suicide by overdose of sleeping pills, but her affair with President Kennedy was discussed, and the theory of another murder has remained a mystery.

Monroe’s house in Brentwood, where she was found dead in her bedroom bed, was built in 1929, and is a 2900 square foot (270 square meter) mansion with an elegant Spanish-style building, known as the only house Monroe ever owned. It is known as the only house that Monroe owned.

She bought the house in February ’62 for $77,500 ($7.9 million in today’s value, or about 1.16 billion yen) after her third marriage to playwright Arthur Miller ended in a breakup. He died six months later.

After Monroe’s death, a fierce bidding war ensued for the property, and in ’63, the Nuess family became the owners and purchased most of the mansion’s household goods.

The homeowners purchased the house in ’17 for $7.25 million and sold it to the Glory of the Snow Trust in July for $8.35 million. According to Councilor Park, the trust has not submitted a plan indicating what it intends to do with the property after the house is demolished.

It remains to be seen if Congressman Park’s campaign will be successful and the “Monroe House” will be permanently preserved as a historic cultural monument in Los Angeles.

  • Text Ryo Sakamoto (Writer, former head of the Culture and Society Department of Tokyo Sports Newspaper)

    Writes articles on entertainment, movies, Hollywood information, etc., including the web magazine "PlusαToday". Member of the Japan Film Pen Club.

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