Feb. 10, 1927: The Garden of “Alla” (later changed to Allah) at Sunset Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive.
Sunset Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive via Google’s Street View.
This postcard showing the home of actress Alla Nazimova has been listed on EBay. This is apparently the home on 2 1/2 acres at 8080 Sunset Blvd., but it’s unclear whether the card shows the original home, or the 15-room house she built behind it in 1924. In later years, Nazimova, who died in 1945, lived at the famous Garden of Allah, 8152 Sunset Blvd., which was built on her property in 1926 and torn down in 1959. Bidding on the postcard starts at 79 cents.
Aug. 7, 1919: Nazimova buys the property at 8080 Sunset Blvd.
Curiously enough, the address was also used in 1924 for something called the Facial Institute.