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Title: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: DSalter on January 11, 2020, 03:36:13 PM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the September 5, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 214).

1448 Laurel Way is listed as one of the properties having “sold this week”. If accurate, this means that Brian and Marilyn purchased it between August 29th and September 4th of that year.

This is nearly 3 months after the release of “Summer Days and Summer Nights” and right at the beginning of the “Party” sessions - much later than I thought.

I’ve always assumed, incorrectly, that he composed “California Girls” and much of SDSN at this house.



Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: DSalter on January 11, 2020, 03:53:24 PM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the March 21, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 342).

1448 Laurel Way is listed for $99,500 – the equivalent of nearly $820,000 in today’s dollars.



Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: CenturyDeprived on January 11, 2020, 04:13:31 PM
Really cool, fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 11, 2020, 05:29:31 PM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the March 21, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 342).

1448 Laurel Way is listed for $99,500 – the equivalent of nearly $820,000 in today’s dollars.



Modified, but valued at just short of $4M now.

https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/1448-laurel-way-beverly-hills-ca-90210-gid100006184752.html


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: juggler on January 11, 2020, 10:05:23 PM
As I understand it, Brian and Marilyn were only in the house for about 2.5 years, but it's the site of Brian's peak creativity... where all of the Pet Sounds/Good Vibrations/Smile songs were written.  For that reason, it should be really ought to be afforded historical-landmark status.   Seriously.    Like Mozart's homes in Salzburg.  I'm not kidding.


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 11, 2020, 11:04:40 PM
As I understand it, Brian and Marilyn were only in the house for about 2.5 years, but it's the site of Brian's peak creativity... where all of the Pet Sounds/Good Vibrations/Smile songs were written.  For that reason, it should be really ought to be afforded historical-landmark status.   Seriously.    Like Mozart's homes in Salzburg.  I'm not kidding.
Yes, you ain't kidding, I believe it as I shall agree. Brilliant idea which could easily get to fruition.


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: CenturyDeprived on January 12, 2020, 08:51:36 AM
As I understand it, Brian and Marilyn were only in the house for about 2.5 years, but it's the site of Brian's peak creativity... where all of the Pet Sounds/Good Vibrations/Smile songs were written.  For that reason, it should be really ought to be afforded historical-landmark status.   Seriously.    Like Mozart's homes in Salzburg.  I'm not kidding.

Agreed


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: Shane on January 12, 2020, 11:47:08 PM
Has anyone put together a timeline of where Brian lived during this time?  I guess after he left his parents' house he lived in an apartment (which still exists) and later a duplex (which no longer exists) before moving into this house in late 1965.


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: Shane on January 16, 2020, 01:11:23 AM
I went on Google's street view and took a "virtual drive" from 1448 Laurel Way to Western Recorders.  The site says it's about a 22 minute drive.  It was an interesting small piece from Brian's life at the time, though I'm sure things have changed a lot since 1966. 


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: aeijtzsche on January 16, 2020, 05:27:36 PM
I went on Google's street view and took a "virtual drive" from 1448 Laurel Way to Western Recorders.  The site says it's about a 22 minute drive.  It was an interesting small piece from Brian's life at the time, though I'm sure things have changed a lot since 1966. 

The residential part in the hills is probably about the same, actually.  But once you hit Hollywood, it certainly is not the same!


Title: Re: 1448 Laurel Way
Post by: Alex on January 17, 2020, 12:11:34 AM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the March 21, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 342).

1448 Laurel Way is listed for $99,500 – the equivalent of nearly $820,000 in today’s dollars.



Modified, but valued at just short of $4M now.

https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/1448-laurel-way-beverly-hills-ca-90210-gid100006184752.html

Damn, it would take me 4-5 months to make enough money to make the monthly payment on that place.