Photos 1-15 are © Redfin and the last, taken by Ray's good friend John King Tarpinian, is courtesy of Mr. J. W. S.This message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
"I stood in front of the house which loomed above me like a sort of memorial.... The bulldozers flung themselves upon the walls and gnawed at them and I saw them collapse in a cloud of dust and with them all the things that were mine and as I rushed forward it seemed to me that my own foundations were giving way too and I wouldn't any longer know who I was or what I had been."
Clare Mayfield, aged 14, main character of The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively.
RIP 1937 - 2015
Photo by Eric W. Palfreyman of me at 10265 Cheviot Drive, Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2003. While Ray was alive we made a point of not posting this address or any pictures or descriptions of it, but now that you know it, please picket the sad, tired, TACKY new owners!
Photo © 2003 by Cornelia Shields.This message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
Very little consolation, but this thread also seems a good place to record that the comic SHADOW SHOW #3 features Ray and his house, drawn with some accuracy. Here's a preview, which includes a few pages which can be enlarged:
Well. After seeing the photos of Ray's house, I move through seven stages of bafflement. This was a beautiful house. Those high ceilings, fireplaces, built-in bookshelves, wood floors... Oh, yah--and RAY BRADBURY LIVED THERE. What the hell is wrong with these people!?!
The same thing that was wrong with these people. Idiocy.
The Red Death appeared.
Stendahl turned for a moment at the door to watch. And then he ran out of the great House, across the moat, to where a
"There it goes!”
They looked at the great House, smiling. It began to crack down the middle, as with an earthquake, and as Stendahl watched the magnificent sight he heard Pikes reading behind him in a low, cadenced voice:
"... my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder - there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters - and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the House of Usher."
The helicopter rose over the steaming lake and flew into the west.
~ From Usher II , Ray Bradbury
Link to a beautifully written tragic report which the author may copy and paste here if desired. http://file770.com/?p=20397
Here is my own small 'Goodbye' to the Big Yellow House that was once the home of the Time Machine that was Ray Bradbury...
Welcome and thanks, Brian!
Please note from the above that Pickfair was destroyed by the likes of Pia Zadora! Pickfair was built by Douglas Fairbanks from whom Ray received his middle name.
Link to the Facebook page of the jerk--er, famous architect--who tore down Ray Bradbury's house so some illiterate idiots could build a stupid crummy McMansion! https://www.facebook.com/thom.mayne Here is his company's website. http://morphopedia.com/ Please take a moment to let him know what you think of him!
Check out the comments on this group's Facebook page, which run the gamut from genius to idiot! https://www.facebook.com/losan...sconservancy?fref=nfThis message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
On Thom Mayne's Facebook page, I found many had already been busy, some brilliantly so. I left him this:
Somewhere, John Wilkes Booth is smiling. (Many who actually bothered to crack the cover of a really great book know how that relates to Ray Bradbury!)
Link to the newspaper article which has drawn many responses: http://www.latimes.com/books/j...-20150113-story.html
"Big Yellow Taxi" in honor of the wonderful yellow house! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr__rRGWVgI
Okay...apparently this pathetic piece of sorry subhuman sludge is semi-articulate enough to dredge up some pitiful excuse for its slimy self. I am too ill to read it now, having lost hours of sleep over this for days, but will probably look later. If anyone else is interested here it is. http://www.mhpbooks.com/why-wa...rchitect-thom-mayne/
OMG...IT has an Internet Movie Database page, too! With no messages on its discussion board, of course! Off to break it in!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm274...ard/thread/239142954This message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
Originally posted by dandelion:
Enlightening and very interesting article. Thank you.
When Mars is finally colonized and terraformed perhaps an architect will build a replica of the Bradbury home. On the 22nd of August 2012, the Curiosty's Mars Rover Landing site was named Bradbury Landing. That may be where the ground is turned.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Linnl,
"Without Ray Bradbury, there would be no Stephen King," said one of the most successful authors ever! I shared the Los Angeles Times article about the wicked and wanton destruction of Ray Bradbury's house on King's Facebook page and Internet Movie Database page and tried to share it on his message board, but the moderator deleted it, as, although I did mention enjoying King's work and viewing his house (from a distance, standing on the public sidewalk), most of the post was about other authors' houses. Then I took a nap as I've been up till at least 1:00 every night for the last six nights and till 4:00 the last two nights since learning the villain's identity. While asleep, I dreamed I bet the message board moderator that if they showed the news article to Stephen King, and King said it was NOT important, he was welcome to come to my house PERSONALLY and chop off my pinky finger! (A reference to King's short story, "Quitters, Inc."--charming!) Anyhow, I hope someone does bring the item to King's attention!
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