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Day of the Locust Author Nathanael West's Old House Up For Sale in Hollywood Hills

Looking for a chance to buy a piece of Los Angeles literary history? Across the 101 Freeway from the Hollywood Bowl sits an understated residence in which author and screenwriter Nathanael West lived for a time, both alone and with his wife Eileen. (West's works included Miss Lonelyhearts and the Hollywood/Los Angeles canon classic The Day of the Locust.) The glamorous, gated dwelling, built in 1924, has two bedrooms and bathrooms, plus another bedroom and bathroom in a detached guesthouse, the LA Times says. The Mediterranean exterior of the house gives way to a modernized interior with a formal dining room, a formal living room, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto outdoor space behind the house.

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