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Monday, May 27, 2013


CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                2013

The Director of Tours and Adventures for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is the accomplished actor and fine art photographer Richard Hilton. For some time now, Richard has been searching for information about the home of the western film actor Andy Devine, who lived off of Kester Avenue where Richard is planning a second Van Nuys walking tour. 
Associate of The Museum, Art Jacobs sends us a clipping taken from a 1939 "movie magazine" that answers many of Richard Hilton's questions. Art's addition to our area's history demonstrates how little-by-little the story of San Fernando Valley notables is coming together. 

 1939 Magazine article - Home of the actor Andy Devine

 Magazine article reveals the name of the architect L.G. Scherer

Interior of the home of Andy Devine in Van Nuys.


Jerry J Salyer said...

My family lived across the street from Andys place on a 5 acre home and fruit orchard. I use to play with his Son Tad. This was about 1941. There was a public swimming pool next door to the south.

Jerry J Salyer said...

I'm 81 now and appeared in a movie with Gene Autry. Living now in Oklahoma City.

Unknown said...

I used to walk past Andy Devine's house every day on my way to school; walked out to Kester Ave. from Bassett St. There were some beautiful homes on Kester Ave. back in the day. I wish I could find photos of them!

We used to swim at the old Crystal Plunge public pool which was across the street and to the north.