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theessentials_masa_tMALIBU CANYON
Location
Malibu, between PCH & Mulholland Dr.
Known for
The filming of M*A*S*H and Planet of the Apes at Malibu Creek State Park
Less known for
The freeway that was proposed to run through it

 

theessentials_masa_tTEMESCAL
Location
Pacific Palisades, from PCH past Sunset Blvd.
Known for
Hiking trails, Palisades High
Less known for
Being the West Coast node of the late-1800s Chautauqua intellectual movement

theessentials_masa_tRUSTIC
Location
Pacific Palisades
Known for
The ruins of Murphy Ranch, a compound where one “Herr Schmidt” taught Nazi philosophy
Less known for
Its bygone artists’ colony, with Lloyd Wright-designed studios, that drew Edward Hopper and others

theessentials_masa_tMANDEVILLE
Location
Brentwood, off Sunset Blvd.
Known for
Easy access to trails in the Santa Monica Mountains
Less known for
The California Botanic Garden, opened in ’28 and closed in ’35 

 

theessentials_masa_tBENEDICT
Location
Beverly Hills, between Sunset Blvd. & Mulholland Dr.
Known for
Mansions and the Manson Family murders of Sharon Tate and four others
Less known for
The home where George Lucas wrote the screenplay for Star Wars

theessentials_masa_tLAUREL
Location
West Hollywood, between Sunset & Ventura Blvds.
Known for
Boho residents, from Jimi Hendrix to Marilyn Manson
Less known for
The midcentury  compound for Lookout Mountain Laboratory, a military film unit

theessentials_masa_tNICHOLS
Location
Hollywood Hills, between Hollywood Blvd. & Mulholland Dr.
Known for
The painting, by onetime resident David Hockney, named after it
Less known for
Being home to Father Yod, founder of the Source cult

Photographs courtesy (in order): (1)flickr.com/JKB , (2)flickr.com/miheco, (3) flickr.com/KenLund, (4) mandevillecanyonassosciation.com, (5) lamountains.com, (6) laurelcanyonassosciation.com, and (7) flickr.com/BeckyE

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