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Something wicked this way came

If you were going to name Los Angeles’ most highly regarded and famous writers, Ray Bradbury would be near or on the top of that list.

When you go to Baltimore, you can visit Edgar Allan Poe’s house. The same with the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman and others. (In fact, Whitman has a bridge named after him.)

But, this being LA, now that Bradbury’s dead, the new owners have torn down his house. Because, well, it was just a house. Right?

Here are the photos.

3 Responses to “Something wicked this way came”

  1. Dan Says:

    No, but you can buy Bob Hope’s house…..
    (Does this say something about pour culture, or just about LA?)

  2. Jim Markley Says:

    How sad… I respect their right as property owners to do as they wish to their possession, but it seems somehow disrespectful.

  3. PingChen Says:

    I totally agree! I’ve had the psurleae of meeting Mr. Bradbury a number of times over the years at book signings and the Comic-Con – he’s an excellent raconteur, and still as ordinary as ever. His books were, and are, read until they fell apart, in our house, and replaced just as fast. A helluva writer! BCNU

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