The home at 1315 S. El Molino in Pasadena is one of my favorite local landmarks. When I moved to Los Angeles, I spent a long time looking for the house before I finally located it. I drive by it regularly and I recently noticed that it was undergoing quite a bit of work. This week, it is apparently getting a new roof.
OK, now you recognize it. This is the Hollis Mulwray house from “Chinatown.”
Many years ago, before I moved to Los Angeles, I attended a presentation by John Alonzo, the cinematographer on “Chinatown,” who mentioned that the house was in the Pasadena area, so I had a vague idea of where to find it. It was a great moment when I finally found the house. And yes, I said: “Bad for the glass.”