What It Is: Marilyn Monroe’s house
Where It Is: 12305 Fifth Helena Dr., Brentwood
On the night of August 4, 1962, not long after she’d been fired from Something’s Got to Give, Marilyn Monroe died in this three-bedroom bungalow, which she had purchased with borrowed money early in 1962.
Dr. Hyman Engelberg, who gave Monroe 50 Nembutal tranquilizers on the morning of the 4th, was called on the morning of the 5th and pronounced the star dead. Coroner Thomas Noguchi ruled Monroe’s death a suicide by intentional drug overdose.
Although Monroe had done several photo shoots in the months before her death, she had refused to be photographed inside the Brentwood house, saying, “I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live.”