Friday, August 12, 2005

Don't Fence Me In

Gershwin house is no more:

" The latest structure to be reduced to rubble is 1019 N. Roxbury Drive, the house where George and Ira Gershwin wrote "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Shall We Dance" and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Singer Rosemary Clooney lived there for half a century.

Despite a letter-writing campaign by preservationists and Gershwin admirers, Beverly Hills issued a demolition permit for the property in July, and the place where the visiting Bing Crosby once crooned "White Christmas" is now all but gone, along with its lush landscaping." Read the rest here.

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