Becoming a World Sex Symbol, Marilyn Monroe’s House is Designated as a Historical Site

Marilyn Monroe

Know Your IdolMarilyn Monroe is indeed an iconic figure who is famous for her sexy appearance. It’s no surprise that he is considered a world sex symbol. Died on August 5, 1962, at her home in Los Angeles due to an overdose of barbiturates, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia is much sought after by collectors. One of them is the residence of the Hollywood star who was popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Therefore, the Los Angeles City Council ultimately approved a proposal to make Marilyn Monroe’s home in the Brentwood neighborhood a historical cultural monument. Marilyn Monroe’s residence was also approved as a museum to immortalize her legacy. “Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood apartment is now a historical-cultural monument!” wrote The Los Angeles Conservancy account via their X account.

According to Variety, Monroe lived in the four-bedroom Spanish Colonial home for about six months in 1929, before ultimately dying of an overdose in 1962. In a proposal for Monroe’s home as a historian, L.A. Conservancy said the house was his first residence, which he purchased while still actively working in 1962.

Homeowners Brinah Milstein and her husband, reality TV producer Roy Bank, bought the home last year for $8.35 million, and plan to demolish it to expand their neighboring property.

They fought for a year to prevent the house from becoming a historic landmark, which they said would add to visitor confusion. The homeowner sued the city, accusing officials of “backdoor machinations,” and the case is scheduled for trial on Aug. 13.

In the lawsuit, the owners say the house has been significantly altered and there is no evidence of Monroe’s residence, so it does not qualify as a historic cultural monument.

While designation as a historic building cannot completely prevent the demolition of a property, it does require a strict building control process if demolition is planned.

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Traci Park said before the vote that no other person or place in the city of Los Angeles was as iconic as Marilyn Monroe and her home in Brentwood.

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