Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles

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Beachwood Canyon
Beachwood Canyon, above the Hollywood Sign
Beachwood Canyon, above the Hollywood Sign
Beachwood Canyon is located in Los Angeles
Beachwood Canyon
Beachwood Canyon
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°06′49″N 118°19′17″W / 34.113556°N 118.321329°W / 34.113556; -118.321329
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Beachwood Canyon is a community in the Hollywood Hills, in the northern portion of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The upper portion of the canyon is the Hollywoodland community that was advertised in the 1920s by the original of what is now known as the Hollywood Sign; the canyon features its own market, cafe, florist and stables.


Home to more than 22,000 residents, Beachwood Canyon was first developed in the 1920s by a syndicate composed of West Hollywood's founder, Gen. M. H. Sherman; Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler; and real estate mogul Sidney Woodruff (who also developed Dana Point); the architects and landscapers who developed the enclave drew inspiration from the southern regions of France, Italy and Spain, as well as the turreted castles of Germany, building in the Storybook house architectural style[1]

Film directors have favored the canyon over the years, so movies such as the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) were filmed there, with terrorized masses running down Belden Drive.[2]

Notable residents (past and present)[edit]


The neighborhood is zoned to LAUSD schools.[15]


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  2. ^ H. May Spitz (December 7, 2003). "Serene, scenic enclave born in 'Hollywoodland' days". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Jack Black selling Beachwood Canyon Home". 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  4. ^ "David Cook's Beachwood Canyon Crib For Sale!". Too Fab. 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  5. ^ "War Over Hollywood Sign Pits Wealthy Residents Against Urinating Tourists: "One of These Days Someone Will Get Shot"". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^   (2010-07-29). "Gustavo Dudamel finds time to unwind in L.A. -". Retrieved 2014-02-22.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Tool Frontman Maynard James Keenen Lists House in Beachwood Canyon". 11 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Heath Ledger hidden property fortune – The Daily Telegraph".
  9. ^ Bianca Barragan: Bela Lugosi's Beachwood Mansion Flipped For $4.197 Million. In: Curbed LA, March 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "How Lykke Li Does Pregnancy: Crime Shows, Sushi Cravings, and Her Favorite Natural Face Oil".
  11. ^ "Hal Ozsan, Inc. - Los Angeles, California". 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  12. ^ Christie, Joel (11 March 2013). "A day in the life of Teresa Palmer". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  13. ^ Barragan, Bianca (2014-07-16). "Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom Buy the Famous Moorcrest". Curbed LA. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
  14. ^ "Dr. Hahn, you are wanted in surgery - Los Angeles Times". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
  15. ^ Spitz, By H. May. "Serene, scenic enclave born in 'Hollywoodland' days - Los Angeles Times".

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Coordinates: 34°06′49″N 118°19′17″W / 34.113556°N 118.321329°W / 34.113556; -118.321329