Marilyn Monroe’s Home in Hollywood – Saved !

The final home of Marilyn Monroe – and the only residence she ever owned – will remain standing for now after Los Angeles officials intervened to block the property’s demolition.

The news that the new owners of 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, where Marilyn died at age 36, filed for demolition permits has attracted outrage in Hollywood . The Spanish colonial-style house is Brentwood

Marilyn Monroe purchased the single-story, 2,900-sq-ft house in the early 1960s for $75,000 after the end of her third marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. It was the only residence the actress, who spent part of her childhood in an orphanage ever owned.

She had named the home Cursum Perficio, a Latin phrase meaning “My journey ends here”, which adorned tiles on the home’s front porch.

One comment I came across was particularly relevant I think :-

“For people all over the world, Marilyn Monroe was more than just a movie icon. Her story, from her challenging childhood growing up in orphanages and foster homes to becoming a global sensation, is a shining example of what it means to overcome adversity,”

“The overwhelming sentiment here is clear. This home must be preserved as a crucial piece of Hollywood’s and the city of Los Angeles’ history, culture and legacy.”

News of the demolition plans broke in September of this year – pleased to say that her home will now be saved.

BELOW – Marilyn Monroe here relaxing in her home. She certainly knew how to be photographed

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