Marylin Monroe’s house – level 3

18-09-2023 15:00

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to begin the process of designating Marilyn Monroe’s former home, where she passed away in 1962, as a historic and cultural monument.

This decision blocks plans to demolish the property. The motion to consider preserving the Spanish Colonial-style house in Brentwood for its historic significance was introduced by Councilwoman Traci Park and unanimously approved. In response to the vote, a demolition permit issued the day before was immediately revoked. The City Council’s motion also prohibits significant changes to the property while its potential landmark status is being reviewed.

Marilyn Monroe bought the house in the early 1960s for 75,000 dollars after her third marriage ended. It was the only home she ever owned. Monroe, a legendary actress known for films like ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’, tragically died in the house at the age of 36 due to acute barbiturate poisoning. The property was purchased in 2017 for 7.25 million dollars and changed hands to the Glory of the Snow Trust for 8.35 million dollars earlier this year.

Difficult words: unanimously (with the agreement of all people involved), revoke (to officially cancel), barbiturate (a strong drug that makes people calm and helps them sleep).

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