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For Her Birthday, Mapping Marilyn Monroe's 43 Homes

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Original bombshell Marilyn Monroe, the actress whose tumultuous marriages, rumored presidential trysts, and untimely death have made her a cult icon, spent her life wandering from residence to residence, living in at least 43 homes in her 36 years. (She only bought one house—the one she died in.) The apartments and summer estates are valuable supporting roles in the life of Norman Jean Mortenson, telling a story from infancy and foster care through three marriages and into superstardom. In honor of her birthday, which is on Sunday, all 43 homes are mapped, below. Have a look.


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1. 5454 Wilshire Boulevard

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5454 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Technically the first "home" of Norma Jean Mortenson, the baby who would become Marilyn Monroe, was the Los Angeles General Hospital, where she was born in 1926. The first residence she lived in, however, was that of her mother Gladys Monroe. Gladys had been separated from her second husband Martin E. Mortensen since before the pregnancy, and though he was listed as the father on Norma Jean's birth certificate (with his surname spelled wrong) it is widely believed that someone else was the father and that Gladys put Mortensen's name down to avoid the stigma of illegitimacy.

2. 459 East Rhode Island Street

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4201 West 134th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Being both mentally and financially unstable, Gladys placed Monroe in the care of foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender just two weeks after she was born. She would go on to live with the Bolenders until she was seven years old. The original address of 459 East Rhode Island Street was changed to 4201 West 134th Street in the 1940s due to re-districting.

3. 6012 Afton Place

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Arbol Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

In 1933 Monroe moved to Hollywood with her birth mother. Gladys rented the two upstairs bedrooms of this house, which was close to her job at Consolidated Film Industries. Monroe would only live here for two years; a series of mental breakdowns landed Gladys in a state hospital in the suburbs of Norwalk. The house was later destroyed to make more room for the Hollywood Bowl parking lot. The road's now called Arbol Street.

4. Highland Ave

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Gladys' best friend, Grace McKee, became Monroe's legal guardian and representative in 1935.The two took residence at the home of the Giffen family, a middle-class family actively involved in the film industry. Grace and Monroe would go to the cinema together, which nurtured Monroe's love of the movies.

5. Lodi Place Los Angeles, CA

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Lodi Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

A little later on in 1935, Monroe relocated with McKee to the residence of McKee's mother Emma Willette Atchinson.

6. 6707 Odessa Avenue

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6707 Odessa Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

On August 10, 1935, McKee married Ervin Goddard and the couple, along with Monroe, moved to a bungalow in Van Nuys. Shortly thereafter Goddard insisted that Monroe be placed in an orphanage. After a stint at the orphanage, Monroe returned to live with the Goddards in 1937. It didn't last long, however; Ervin physically abused Monroe.

7. Los Angeles Orphans Home Society

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815 North El Centro Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Monroe lived at the Los Angeles Orphans Home Society for the two years that were bookended by her stays with the Goddards. Several families showed interest in adopting Monroe, but Gladys refused to sign adoption papers. The orphanage was rebuilt in 1957 under the name Hollygrove.

8. Lankershim, CA

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2627 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

To get her away from her husband, McKee placed Monroe in the home of Ida Martin and Martin's daughter Olive Brunings, who lived in a suburb north of Los Angeles. She lived with Martin and Brunings from November 1937 to August 1938. The stay ended abruptly. She was assaulted by one of Olive's sons.

9. 14743 Archwood Street

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14743 Archwood Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Marilyn was then put in the hands of Ana Lower, McKee's aunt. However, Lower suffered from a cardiovascular illness, which resulted in Monroe moving back in with the Goddards. She stayed at their new residence in Van Nuys from 1940 to 1941.

10. 432 S Bentley Ave

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432 South Bentley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

On June 19, 1942, at the ripe age of 16, Monroe married Jim Doherty at this property owned by Chester Howell. The site was apparently selected for the home's spiral staircase, which they thought would make a great bridal entrance for the ceremony.

11. 4524 Vista Del Monte St

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4524 Vista Del Monte Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

After marrying, Doherty and Monroe lived in this one-room studio bungalow in 1942.

12. 14747 Archwood Street

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14747 Archwood Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

In the summer of 1943 the couple rented out Doherty's parents' three-bedroom home.

13. 310 Metropole Avenue

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310 Metropole Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704

Jim Dougherty's service in the Merchant Marines relocated the couple to Southern California's Catalina Island. They lived here from 1943 to 1944.

14. 5254 Hermitage Street

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5254 Hermitage Avenue
Valley Village, CA 91607

From 1944 to 1945 the couple lived at this home with Ethel Dougherty, Jim's mother.

15. 11348 Nebraska Avenue

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11348 Nebraska Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

To get away from her mother-in-law's disapproval, Monroe and Doherty moved into the one bedroom apartment downstairs from her "Aunt" Ana Lowers, the aunt of Monroe's legal guardian Grace McKee Goddard.

16. 604 South 3rd Street in Las Vegas

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604 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

In May of 1946, Monroe lived with Minnie Willette (another aunt of Grace McKee) for four months. As a resident of Nevada, quickly got a divorce.

17. Studio Club

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1215 Lodi Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

From September 1946 until the summer of 1947 Monroe paid $12 a week to live in the Studio Club, an "apartment hotel for women".

18. 131 South Avon Street

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131 South Avon Street
Burbank, CA 91505

In the summer of 1947 Monroe lived at this place in Burbank, but only while the couple who owned it were on vacation. The home was close by Warner Brothers Studios, and it was during this period that Monroe first started dabbling in acting.

19. El Palacio Apartments

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8499 Fountain Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

In the fall of 1947 Monroe moved into the apartment of well known actor/singer John Carroll, and his wife Lucille Ryman. She had been assigned to caddy Carroll at an annual golf tournament over the summer. She stayed with the Carrolls for five months.

20. Bel Air Hotel

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701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

In 1948 Columbia Pictures set Monroe up in the Bel Air Hotel, where the actress stayed on-and-off until 1949.

21. 718 North Palm Drive

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718 North Palm Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

From 1949 to 1950 Monroe moved in with Johnny Hyde of the William Morris Agency. Hyde was married with children at the time. Hyde would later leave his wife for Monroe, though his greatest influence was probably his encouragement for her to retouch her nose and chin and dye her hair platinum blonde.

22. Beverly Carlton Hotel

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9400 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

In order to avoid bad press and gossip, Hyde also put Monroe up at the Beverly Carlton Hotel, today known as the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills.

23. 1309 North Harper Avenue

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1309 North Harper Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046

In the fall of 1950, Monroe moved into the two-room duplex (now on the rental market!) of fellow actress Natasha Lytess. During this time Monroe enrolled in literature and art history classes at UCLA and got acting assignments with Lytess.

24. 611 North Crescent Drive

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611 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In 1951 Marilyn moved back to the Beverly Carlton Hotel, living with Shelley Winters. Later that same year she would return to living with Lytess at her new home in West Hollywood. Lytess continued to coach Monroe.

25. 1121 Hilldale Avenue

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1121 Hilldale Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

For six months during 1952 Monroe rented a home in West Hollywood. It was during this time that she started dating Joe DiMaggio.

26. 2393 Castilian Drive

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2393 Castilian Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Later on in 1952, Monroe and DiMaggio rented a home together in Outpost Estates, a historic canyon neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. Rent was $225 a month.

27. Doheny Apartments

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882 North Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

In 1953 Monroe moved to this apartment complex, living in unit No. 3 until January 1954. During this time she lived at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York, and the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada.

28. 508 North Palm Drive

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508 North Palm Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

After extended stays at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and at DiMaggio's two-story home in San Francisco, Monroe rented this place in 1952. It would be followed by a stay at the Hampshire House Hotel in New York City.

29. 8336 Delongpre Avenue

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8336 De Longpre Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Monroe lived in this luxury duplex apartment building for a little more than a month in November 1954.

30. Suite 1105, St. Regis Hotel

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2 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

She and Joe DiMaggio stayed here during the filming of The Seven Year Itch in 1954. During this trip, the pair got into a huge argument over her famous blowing skirt scene. They would divorce later that year.

31. Voltaire Apartments

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1424 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

After leaving DiMaggio, Monroe hid out at an apartment in this complex before sneaking away to New York City. Today the Voltaire Apartments are known as Granville Towers.

32. Gladstone Hotel

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114 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

Monroe moved to the Gladstone following her divorce from DiMaggio. At the time she was working with photographer Milton H. Green.

33. Waldorf Astoria New York

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301 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022
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Monroe then sublet a three-room suite on the 27th floor of the Waldorf Astoria. She used the hotel stationary to write poems and diary entries.

34. 2 Sutton Place, NYC

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Monroe lived here in 1955, when she met Arthur Miller at the Broadway premiere of his show A View from a Bridge. The two married the next year. An apartment that was rumored to be the one Monroe rented hit the market for $2.5M in 2011.

35. 444 East 57th Street, NYC

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444 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

After getting married, Monroe and Miller moved to the 13th floor of this apartment building. Miller wrote the final draft of The Misfits in this apartment. The duo lived here until 1961, when they divorced.

36. 64 Deep Lane, East Hampton

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64 Deep Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

In 1957 Monroe and Miller rented a home in Amagansett, on the east coast of Long Island. The house was built in the 1800s, and other tenants include Kurt Vonnegut and Terence Stamp. The spread, which includes a windmill guest house, has flicked on and off the market (both rental and otherwise) for years.

37. 28752 North Shore Road

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28752 North Shore Road, San Bernardino National Forest
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

This 1935 estate on Lake Arrowhead was a popular vacation destination for Monroe. Today it rents for $18,000 a week.

38. Owlwood Estate

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141 South Carolwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Monroe was rumored to have stayed in the storied megamansion known as Owlwood Estate, which belonged at the time to Joseph Schenk, the founder of 20th Century Fox. She denied publicly the idea of a romance between the two. The house built in 1936 was later home to Tony Curtis, Sonny and Cher, and the widow of subprime mortgage profiteer Roland Arnall. hough Owlwood has never been officially listed, the estate, once three separate parcels that were cobbled together into one freakish display of Southern California opulence, had been quietly shown to potential buyers since July 2012, reportedly with a palm out for $150M. On Valentine's Day this year rumors swirled that a mystery buyer had agreed to pay between $75M and $85M for it all.

39. Farralone Estate

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9361 Farralone Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

In the '50s, Frank Sinatra leased the Farralone Estate and rented out the guest house to Monroe, who found it to be a great place to recharge. Her alleged tryst with John F. Kennedy is believed to have happened here, earning the estate a spot on the list of houses with unseemly backstories. The property was It was also recently seen on an episode of Mad Men.

40. Sinatra's Penthouse

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530 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

At his New York penthouse, Frank Sinatra played host to the likes of Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and Andy Warhol. The place boasts 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, and Warhol once called it a "glittering grotto in the sky."

41. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

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7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was one of the starlet's favorite hotels on the West Coast. Today the hotel has renovated what was her favorite suite and offers their guests an extraordinary stay in the "Marilyn Monroe Suite," which is (duh) haunted.

42. Cal Neva Resort

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2 State Line Road, Toiyabe National Forest
Crystal Bay, NV 89402

Straddling the border between California and Nevada on Lake Tahoe's northwest shore, this resort is said to have been visited by celebrities like Monroe and the Kennedy family. Rumor has it that Monroe once overdosed in one of the resort's cabins.

43. 12305 Fifth Helena Drive

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12305 5th Helena Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Urged by her psychiatrist to "put down roots," Monroe bought this place in 1962. It was the only place she ever purchased and the scene of her death. In 2012, the place sold for $5.1M.

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1. 5454 Wilshire Boulevard

5454 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Technically the first "home" of Norma Jean Mortenson, the baby who would become Marilyn Monroe, was the Los Angeles General Hospital, where she was born in 1926. The first residence she lived in, however, was that of her mother Gladys Monroe. Gladys had been separated from her second husband Martin E. Mortensen since before the pregnancy, and though he was listed as the father on Norma Jean's birth certificate (with his surname spelled wrong) it is widely believed that someone else was the father and that Gladys put Mortensen's name down to avoid the stigma of illegitimacy.

5454 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. 459 East Rhode Island Street

4201 West 134th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Being both mentally and financially unstable, Gladys placed Monroe in the care of foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender just two weeks after she was born. She would go on to live with the Bolenders until she was seven years old. The original address of 459 East Rhode Island Street was changed to 4201 West 134th Street in the 1940s due to re-districting.

4201 West 134th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

3. 6012 Afton Place

Arbol Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065

In 1933 Monroe moved to Hollywood with her birth mother. Gladys rented the two upstairs bedrooms of this house, which was close to her job at Consolidated Film Industries. Monroe would only live here for two years; a series of mental breakdowns landed Gladys in a state hospital in the suburbs of Norwalk. The house was later destroyed to make more room for the Hollywood Bowl parking lot. The road's now called Arbol Street.

Arbol Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

4. Highland Ave

Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA

Gladys' best friend, Grace McKee, became Monroe's legal guardian and representative in 1935.The two took residence at the home of the Giffen family, a middle-class family actively involved in the film industry. Grace and Monroe would go to the cinema together, which nurtured Monroe's love of the movies.

5. Lodi Place Los Angeles, CA

Lodi Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

A little later on in 1935, Monroe relocated with McKee to the residence of McKee's mother Emma Willette Atchinson.

Lodi Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

6. 6707 Odessa Avenue

6707 Odessa Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406

On August 10, 1935, McKee married Ervin Goddard and the couple, along with Monroe, moved to a bungalow in Van Nuys. Shortly thereafter Goddard insisted that Monroe be placed in an orphanage. After a stint at the orphanage, Monroe returned to live with the Goddards in 1937. It didn't last long, however; Ervin physically abused Monroe.

6707 Odessa Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

7. Los Angeles Orphans Home Society

815 North El Centro Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Monroe lived at the Los Angeles Orphans Home Society for the two years that were bookended by her stays with the Goddards. Several families showed interest in adopting Monroe, but Gladys refused to sign adoption papers. The orphanage was rebuilt in 1957 under the name Hollygrove.

815 North El Centro Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

8. Lankershim, CA

2627 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

To get her away from her husband, McKee placed Monroe in the home of Ida Martin and Martin's daughter Olive Brunings, who lived in a suburb north of Los Angeles. She lived with Martin and Brunings from November 1937 to August 1938. The stay ended abruptly. She was assaulted by one of Olive's sons.

2627 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

9. 14743 Archwood Street

14743 Archwood Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405

Marilyn was then put in the hands of Ana Lower, McKee's aunt. However, Lower suffered from a cardiovascular illness, which resulted in Monroe moving back in with the Goddards. She stayed at their new residence in Van Nuys from 1940 to 1941.

14743 Archwood Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

10. 432 S Bentley Ave

432 South Bentley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

On June 19, 1942, at the ripe age of 16, Monroe married Jim Doherty at this property owned by Chester Howell. The site was apparently selected for the home's spiral staircase, which they thought would make a great bridal entrance for the ceremony.

432 South Bentley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

11. 4524 Vista Del Monte St

4524 Vista Del Monte Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

After marrying, Doherty and Monroe lived in this one-room studio bungalow in 1942.

4524 Vista Del Monte Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

12. 14747 Archwood Street

14747 Archwood Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405

In the summer of 1943 the couple rented out Doherty's parents' three-bedroom home.

14747 Archwood Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

13. 310 Metropole Avenue

310 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704

Jim Dougherty's service in the Merchant Marines relocated the couple to Southern California's Catalina Island. They lived here from 1943 to 1944.

310 Metropole Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704

14. 5254 Hermitage Street

5254 Hermitage Avenue, Valley Village, CA 91607

From 1944 to 1945 the couple lived at this home with Ethel Dougherty, Jim's mother.

5254 Hermitage Avenue
Valley Village, CA 91607

15. 11348 Nebraska Avenue

11348 Nebraska Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

To get away from her mother-in-law's disapproval, Monroe and Doherty moved into the one bedroom apartment downstairs from her "Aunt" Ana Lowers, the aunt of Monroe's legal guardian Grace McKee Goddard.

11348 Nebraska Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

16. 604 South 3rd Street in Las Vegas

604 South 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

In May of 1946, Monroe lived with Minnie Willette (another aunt of Grace McKee) for four months. As a resident of Nevada, quickly got a divorce.

604 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

17. Studio Club

1215 Lodi Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

From September 1946 until the summer of 1947 Monroe paid $12 a week to live in the Studio Club, an "apartment hotel for women".

1215 Lodi Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

18. 131 South Avon Street

131 South Avon Street, Burbank, CA 91505

In the summer of 1947 Monroe lived at this place in Burbank, but only while the couple who owned it were on vacation. The home was close by Warner Brothers Studios, and it was during this period that Monroe first started dabbling in acting.

131 South Avon Street
Burbank, CA 91505

19. El Palacio Apartments

8499 Fountain Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

In the fall of 1947 Monroe moved into the apartment of well known actor/singer John Carroll, and his wife Lucille Ryman. She had been assigned to caddy Carroll at an annual golf tournament over the summer. She stayed with the Carrolls for five months.

8499 Fountain Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

20. Bel Air Hotel

701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

In 1948 Columbia Pictures set Monroe up in the Bel Air Hotel, where the actress stayed on-and-off until 1949.

701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

21. 718 North Palm Drive

718 North Palm Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

From 1949 to 1950 Monroe moved in with Johnny Hyde of the William Morris Agency. Hyde was married with children at the time. Hyde would later leave his wife for Monroe, though his greatest influence was probably his encouragement for her to retouch her nose and chin and dye her hair platinum blonde.

718 North Palm Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

22. Beverly Carlton Hotel

9400 West Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

In order to avoid bad press and gossip, Hyde also put Monroe up at the Beverly Carlton Hotel, today known as the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills.

9400 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

23. 1309 North Harper Avenue

1309 North Harper Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90046

In the fall of 1950, Monroe moved into the two-room duplex (now on the rental market!) of fellow actress Natasha Lytess. During this time Monroe enrolled in literature and art history classes at UCLA and got acting assignments with Lytess.

1309 North Harper Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046

24. 611 North Crescent Drive

611 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In 1951 Marilyn moved back to the Beverly Carlton Hotel, living with Shelley Winters. Later that same year she would return to living with Lytess at her new home in West Hollywood. Lytess continued to coach Monroe.

611 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

25. 1121 Hilldale Avenue

1121 Hilldale Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

For six months during 1952 Monroe rented a home in West Hollywood. It was during this time that she started dating Joe DiMaggio.

1121 Hilldale Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

26. 2393 Castilian Drive

2393 Castilian Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Later on in 1952, Monroe and DiMaggio rented a home together in Outpost Estates, a historic canyon neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. Rent was $225 a month.

2393 Castilian Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

27. Doheny Apartments

882 North Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

In 1953 Monroe moved to this apartment complex, living in unit No. 3 until January 1954. During this time she lived at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York, and the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada.

882 North Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

28. 508 North Palm Drive

508 North Palm Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

After extended stays at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and at DiMaggio's two-story home in San Francisco, Monroe rented this place in 1952. It would be followed by a stay at the Hampshire House Hotel in New York City.

508 North Palm Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

29. 8336 Delongpre Avenue

8336 De Longpre Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Monroe lived in this luxury duplex apartment building for a little more than a month in November 1954.

8336 De Longpre Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

30. Suite 1105, St. Regis Hotel

2 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

She and Joe DiMaggio stayed here during the filming of The Seven Year Itch in 1954. During this trip, the pair got into a huge argument over her famous blowing skirt scene. They would divorce later that year.

2 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

31. Voltaire Apartments

1424 North Crescent Heights Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

After leaving DiMaggio, Monroe hid out at an apartment in this complex before sneaking away to New York City. Today the Voltaire Apartments are known as Granville Towers.

1424 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

32. Gladstone Hotel

114 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Monroe moved to the Gladstone following her divorce from DiMaggio. At the time she was working with photographer Milton H. Green.

114 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

33. Waldorf Astoria New York

301 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

Monroe then sublet a three-room suite on the 27th floor of the Waldorf Astoria. She used the hotel stationary to write poems and diary entries.

301 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022

34. 2 Sutton Place, NYC

New York, NY

Monroe lived here in 1955, when she met Arthur Miller at the Broadway premiere of his show A View from a Bridge. The two married the next year. An apartment that was rumored to be the one Monroe rented hit the market for $2.5M in 2011.

35. 444 East 57th Street, NYC

444 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

After getting married, Monroe and Miller moved to the 13th floor of this apartment building. Miller wrote the final draft of The Misfits in this apartment. The duo lived here until 1961, when they divorced.

444 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

36. 64 Deep Lane, East Hampton

64 Deep Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

In 1957 Monroe and Miller rented a home in Amagansett, on the east coast of Long Island. The house was built in the 1800s, and other tenants include Kurt Vonnegut and Terence Stamp. The spread, which includes a windmill guest house, has flicked on and off the market (both rental and otherwise) for years.

64 Deep Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

37. 28752 North Shore Road

28752 North Shore Road, San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

This 1935 estate on Lake Arrowhead was a popular vacation destination for Monroe. Today it rents for $18,000 a week.

28752 North Shore Road, San Bernardino National Forest
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

38. Owlwood Estate

141 South Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Monroe was rumored to have stayed in the storied megamansion known as Owlwood Estate, which belonged at the time to Joseph Schenk, the founder of 20th Century Fox. She denied publicly the idea of a romance between the two. The house built in 1936 was later home to Tony Curtis, Sonny and Cher, and the widow of subprime mortgage profiteer Roland Arnall. hough Owlwood has never been officially listed, the estate, once three separate parcels that were cobbled together into one freakish display of Southern California opulence, had been quietly shown to potential buyers since July 2012, reportedly with a palm out for $150M. On Valentine's Day this year rumors swirled that a mystery buyer had agreed to pay between $75M and $85M for it all.

141 South Carolwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

39. Farralone Estate

9361 Farralone Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311

In the '50s, Frank Sinatra leased the Farralone Estate and rented out the guest house to Monroe, who found it to be a great place to recharge. Her alleged tryst with John F. Kennedy is believed to have happened here, earning the estate a spot on the list of houses with unseemly backstories. The property was It was also recently seen on an episode of Mad Men.

9361 Farralone Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

40. Sinatra's Penthouse

530 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021

At his New York penthouse, Frank Sinatra played host to the likes of Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and Andy Warhol. The place boasts 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, and Warhol once called it a "glittering grotto in the sky."

530 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

41. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was one of the starlet's favorite hotels on the West Coast. Today the hotel has renovated what was her favorite suite and offers their guests an extraordinary stay in the "Marilyn Monroe Suite," which is (duh) haunted.

7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

42. Cal Neva Resort

2 State Line Road, Toiyabe National Forest, Crystal Bay, NV 89402

Straddling the border between California and Nevada on Lake Tahoe's northwest shore, this resort is said to have been visited by celebrities like Monroe and the Kennedy family. Rumor has it that Monroe once overdosed in one of the resort's cabins.

2 State Line Road, Toiyabe National Forest
Crystal Bay, NV 89402

43. 12305 Fifth Helena Drive

12305 5th Helena Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Urged by her psychiatrist to "put down roots," Monroe bought this place in 1962. It was the only place she ever purchased and the scene of her death. In 2012, the place sold for $5.1M.

12305 5th Helena Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049