George lived at 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive, in the
The house was bought in the early 1950's for $12,000. There's a general belief that Toni
Mannix bought the house,
but his name was always on the title so she probably helped him with the down
Below is a Google Earth
overhead view showing George's house, Easton Drive and close by... the location of the 1969
Charles Manson family killings of
Sharon Tate (and her unborn baby boy) and 4 others. The actual
house was torn down in 1994 and a new home,
with a new address was built.
Farther up the canyon is Easton Drive where Bill and Janet Bliss lived,
and their neighbors Carol Van Ronkel and her husband.
At one point, George's good friend, Fred Crane, also lived on Easton Drive.
In 1932, Paul Bern and Jean Harlow lived on Easton.
One night, he was shot to death. It became one of those sordid mysteries of Hollywood.
Supposedly a suicide, it is now believed by many to be a murder.
Paul, married to actress Jean Harlow, died under
The general thinking now is that his abandoned
common-law wife had shot him to death. She killed
herself two days later.
Years later, Jay Sebring bought Paul and Jean's home.
Sharon Tate was a friend and she visited
there a number of times. She and Jay were murdered by the Manson gang, at the home
where she was staying, right around the corner from George's.
Also living in his home on Easton at the same time that everything was happening at George's,
was actor Stuart Whitman. He lived there for a number of years.
inherited George's home. It is unclear just how long she retained possession but
author and researcher
Jan Henderson has reported that realtors had trouble getting people to come to 'open houses'.
The house has a reputation
of being haunted by George's ghost.
Jan said that way back in 1995, the home was for sale with
an asking price of $695,000, but eventually sold
The bedroom over the garage was George's guest room.
His master bedroom and bath were on the back side.
The current owner has seen no ghosts and is very comfortable
in the home that George Reeves once lived in.