Los Angeles home of Olympic runner and WW2 hero is for sale listed at $1,199 million. His children are selling the home where he lived for sixty years. Coincidentally, the house is just up the hill from a home owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who produced the film on his life.
It was August 8th 1974 and we were in Lake Tahoe to see the great Sammy Davis Junior at Harrah's. Sammy walked out without any introduction, sat on a stool with a spotlight on him and spoke about his special friendship with Richard Nixon, who resigned on that same day. Davis started to tear up any cry about Nixon's resignation. He walked off stage and a few minutes later came back out with a burst of energy and put on a 2.5 hour event that I will never forget. He not only sang and danced, but also played most of the instruments in the band. A mega talent & born entertainer.
Henry Kaiser was a talented and driven individual. He developed The Hoover Dam during the great depression, built liberty ships during World War II and of course a car. Kaiser only built passenger cars from 1947 to 1955 and the Kaiser Dragon was the top of the line model in 1953. He was also instrumental in starting Kaiser Permanente, today one of the biggest medical conglomerates in the country.
(Car pictured is The Kaiser Dragon)
Kaiser Dealership in Portland. I could be wrong on this, but I think it was owned by Ron and Marv Tonkin's father.