Deadly Fire Destroys Hollywood Landmarks
The Woolsey Fire has claimed at least three lives and more than 500 homes in Southern California and destroyed a number of iconic Hollywood locations. The historic Western Town area at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, where productions such as “Westworld” and “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” have shot, burned on Nov. 9. Other local landmarks ravaged in the fire include Agoura Hills’ Morrison Ranch House, featured in “Of Mice and Men,” as well as a replica of the set from “MASH” in Malibu Creek State Park. The Reagan Ranch and Peter Strauss Ranch also burned. With so many storied gems turned to dust, there was a piece of heartening news: Bleak House, director Guillermo del Toro’s personal house of horrors in Thousand Oaks, which contained his collection of genre movie props, and which had to be evacuated, managed to survive the blaze. Another survivor: the Thelma Todd Beach House in Malibu, located in an area that was not affected.