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Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

At age ten I was deeply impressed when my grandmother and mother took my sisters and me to see Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts, where the immortal Little Women took place. Nine years later I returned with friends.

When I was nineteen, my mom, sister, and I visited the boyhood neighborhood of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri and Mom stood with tears in her eyes to think she was next to Tom Sawyer's home and fence.

Since then I have visited a number of other historic sites including the beautifully-preserved homes of Edgar Allan Poe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Thomas Wolfe in Asheville, North Carolina.

After many years of trying I was able to visit my favorite author, Ray Bradbury, in his home in Los Angeles, California, an experience I will always cherish. In a day which will live in infamy in literary history, that historic home, where Ray lived for over 50 years and wrote many of his immortal works, was demolished so some sad, tired, tacky fools with no sense of history, decency, or even common courtesy can have a fancier house they could have built anywhere.

"I stood in front of the house which loomed above me like a sort of memorial.... The bulldozers flung themselves upon the walls and gnawed at them and I saw them collapse in a cloud of dust and with them all the things that were mine and as I rushed forward it seemed to me that my own foundations were giving way too and I wouldn't any longer know who I was or what I had been."

Clare Mayfield, aged 14, main character of The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively.

RIP 1937 – 2015

Sorry I couldn't come up with a quote of Ray's to express what I am feeling as well as this does!

Text and pictures can be viewed here: http://raybradburyboard.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/1001093901/m/7157012366

A tribute here: http://briansibleysblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-magicians-house.htm l

More here. Read it and weep: http://file770.com/?p=20397

Link to the Facebook page of the jerk--er, famous architect--who tore down Ray Bradbury's house so some illiterate idiots could build a stupid crummy McMansion! https://www.facebook.com/thom.mayne Here is his company's website. http://morphopedia.com/ Please take a moment to let him know what you think of him!

Attention, everybody! The house where Ray Bradbury lived when he wrote Fahrenheit 451 is still standing! Here is the public record on it: http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/Los_Angeles/sold/4262641-10750- Clarkson-Rd-Los-Angeles-CA-90064
Can we PLEASE enact a blue plaque policy in this country and slap one on this place ASAP? Thanks!

Link to the newspaper article which has drawn many responses: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-ray-bradbury-house-be ing-torn-down-20150113-story.html

Okay...apparently this pathetic piece of sorry subhuman sludge is semi-articulate enough to dredge up some pitiful excuse for its slimy self. I am too ill to read it now, having lost hours of sleep over this for days, but will probably look later. If anyone else is interested here it is. http://www.mhpbooks.com/why-was-ray-bradburys-home-demolished-an-inter view

For those not on Facebook to give this deplorable and pitiable POS Thom Mayne a piece of your mind, (or for those on Facebook to contribute an additional piece), IT has an Internet Movie Database page with a message board much in need of posts! You know what to do!

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

Well, who cares if the White House was demolished?

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News of the destruction of the Cheviot Hills area Los Angeles home in which internationally famous author Ray Bradbury lived and worked for over 50 years has appeared in Russia and Germany, but in the U. S. seems to have been covered only in local newspaper articles! Below are links to the contact forms to submit stories to the major television news agencies in the U. S. and U. K. As many people as possible should inform them of the story and resulting fallout! Thanks for your participation!

Here is a link to a Los Angeles Times article giving details: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-ray-bradbury-home-l os-angeles-norms-notebook-20150116-column.html

ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3271346&cat=ABCNews.com%20comme nts

CBS: http://audienceservices.cbs.com/feedback/feedback.htm

NBC: To report an error or comment on NBCNews.com or an NBC News program, please email contact.nbcnews@nbcuni.com

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/contact-us/have-your-say?assetUri=/news/107254 15

This American Life NPR radio program: storypitch@thislife.org

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

Thanks. I am not over it, nor likely to be.

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Not only has he died, which was bad enough, although natural and inevitable, now his memory is being murdered. First possessions, then the house, then the words, story by story at first, then whole books, until at last all is gone, the stories as well as the concepts they once embodied. Even their memory will be gone. Only the space where it all used to be, that people don't realize is even a space as it's entirely filled with junk....

But, by all means, it's nothing to get upset about! While anyone still remembers to whom this refers, let's all take a page out of Millie Montag's book (to use a term inappropriate to those of her ilk), go watch a reality show and forget it!

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

Tearing down Ray's house is just the first step in an attack on his memory, his words, and ultimately his influence. Certain forces are determined that he and his work be forgotten so we can all be turned into mindless sheep and controlled like robots, and it's our own fault if we let it happen!

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

It's nice to think that Bradbury will be remembered as long and as well as any accomplished author, however at this point I have little to no hope of any situation resulting in a good outcome.

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

By your logic everything should be torn down as when the sun goes out the planet goes with it anyway.

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I reported him as a troll and had his replies blocked.

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

How does anyone have time for such antics?

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They're claiming you're some banned dude from Australia and calling you a troll.

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Looks like your Chemical Dali account got wiped. Oh happy day.

Meow.

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!


Soothin_grain » 1 day ago (Wed Aug 5 2015 21:44:52)
IMDb member since July 2008

I think FJenkins is a rude teenager abusing his Mother's internet connection. Probably his own body as well.


Timothy Williams from Brisbane Australia, at least he's not so desperate for validation that he pretends to be something he's not on an imdb forum.

Now run along, last I heard you've got another meeting with the studios. We all believe you.

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

You are Timothy Williams from Brisbane Australia. You posted as Chemical_Dali up until the IMDb admins wiped your account so now you use this sock to pretend to be somebody else even tho _everybody_ knows it's you Tim. We also have a list of a lot of all your other socks. I'm not saying FJenkins was a _lot_ better than you are but you are a _lot_ worse than he ever was and you trolled the boards way worse than he ever did. Look you still are trolling all the exact same boards you did when your Chemical_Dali account wasn't banned.

soothin_grain = Timothy Williams of Brisbane Australia (A.K.A. the banned account Chemical_Dali.)

Re: Ooh look what I found.

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That building has been used in films for many years and if I recall correctly part of the opening of Ray Bradbury Theater was filmed there.

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It was his 95th birthday yesterday and we all wrote something on the message board and Facebook.

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Thanks, shared. Would you like to join the official Ray Bradbury message board?

Re: Destroying Literary Shrines Should Be Illegal Everywhere!!!

In that case you should find nothing wrong with this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLDHQmVgw-w and may even enjoy it.

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Saw the film and knew that building was in a lot of films but didn't know it was in that one.

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Bump

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Ray's biographer Sam Weller knew better than any living person including his family how Ray wanted to be remembered. http://www.mhpbooks.com/there-are-so-many-memories-an-interview-with-sam-weller-bradburys-authorized-biographer-about-the-authors-now-demolished-home/ Although Ray obviously was far too busy with other things to implement proper precautions to prevent this outcome (and for even a much less gifted visionary the sight of the whole neighborhood becoming mansionized should have set off alarm bells), he did not envision or want this!

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Rock on!
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