Goodbye Bunuel, His Hollywood Home

Written by Joe D on September 30th, 2007

To celebrate the end of the Bunuel Blogathon I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I looked up his old address in Hollywood, went there and took a picture. I got the address from some correspondence published in a book of his collected writings. This is where he lived with his family directly after he lost his job with the Museum of Modern Art in New York and right before he went to Mexico to make films. Around 1945/46. The 101 freeway was blasted through his old neighborhood about 100 yards from his house but this was several years after he moved to Mexico. Across the street is a new building I think it’s a school so we’re lucky his place is still there. bunuel-house.jpg

Bunuel’s Hollywood Hacienda-5642 Fountain Avenue

I watched a French documentary on Bunuel that one of the Blogathoners linked to on Google video. It was very good and at the end when the filmmakers went to Calanda they found the house Bunuel was born in being torn down. They filmed it’s demolition and put the end credits over it. Somehow fitting for a Surrealist admirer of the Marquis deSade

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sep
    30
    6:13
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    Flickhead

    Joe — thanks for visiting his house. This is a perfect end to the blogathon.

  2. Oct
    2
    3:18
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    Glitter

    Thanx for the post. Your tribute to Bunuel is so nice! Who lives in his place nowadays? Won’t they do a museum there or something?
    Best,
    Glitter.

  3. Oct
    2
    7:38
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    admin

    Glitter
    Thanks for the compliment. I don’t know who lives there or if they know who used to live there. Maybe I’ll let them know. That picture documents the first time I laid eyes on the place. That neighborhood has gone through a lot of changes, it’s kind of incredible that the house is still there.

  4. Jan
    30
    11:46
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    foesassopteva

    www.filmforno.com - cool sitename man)))

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