It’s an archetypal Hollywood story. A wide-eyed innocent shows up in town with no contacts and nothing to her name. Years later, after various reversals and a few lucky breaks, she becomes a sought-after commodity.
In keeping with the cultural climate, today’s Column One in the LAT applies this storytelling paradigm not to the next big starlet, but to a house– a modest abode which figuratively gets off the bus from Kansas in 1927 and finds herself on the mean streets of West Hollywood. To make ends meet, she is forced to sell her body for a paltry $6200. Decades later, after consorting with a C-list actor (Michael Pare, star of ‘Eddie And The Cruisers’) and a noted TV movie producer (Mark Wolper)– and undergoing a massive boob job (okay, a contractor put in a spa)– this month she was sold for $1.1 million.
Congratulations, 9019 Dorrington Avenue. Don’t forget the little people.