Still Life on Sunset Boulevard
A Favorite Home to Pass By on A Private Los Angeles Tour
The front lawn of 10000 Sunset Boulevard in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles seems always to be quite busy. People, children and pets are all engaged in life activities in a perpetual tableau. These are all sculpted works on display in front of this Wallace Neff designed home that has been occupied at one time or another by Vincent Minelli and Judy Garland, Howard Hughes and Jennifer Jones. The driveway was used in a scene in the classic film Sunset Boulevard. The work featured in this top photo is by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., scion of the bandaid empire and titled “A Little to the Right.” Below is the playful work of Mexican artist Victor Salmones, “Curiosity.” This is just one home we can visit during our Los Angeles custom tour that features significant art on display. Sometimes we can only see the art and not much of the home behind and the “life” of the house stand in suspended animation in a silent welcome to passersby and visitors.