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MABEL AND CHARLES ENNIS RESIDENCE (1923) S.217
 

Ennis-Brown House today, in dire need of repair.

Date: 1924

Title: Ennis House Concrete Block

Description: This was purchased at a garage sale in LA.  It had been stored for quite some time, it was covered with spider webs.  I added the rebar to the display to show how the blocks were tied together. (Excellent close-up picture of block in "Frank Lloyd Wright Design", Costantino, Page 15)

Size: 16 x 16

S#: 1924.00.0900

   
Ennis-Brown House Entrance
 

 

Ennis-Brown House Interior

   
Date: 1945

Title:
Ennis Residence (1923 - S.217).

Description:
John Nesbitt circa 1945. Newbit, (August 23, 1910 – August 10, 1960) was an actor, narrator, announcer, film producer and screenwriter Nesbitt was best known as the narrator of the MGM series Passing Parade. He was in Victoria, British Columbia. The Passing Parade, was first broadcast in 1937 and ended in 1949. He also was the host of the program So the Story Goes, which was syndicated in 1945-1946. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1940, Nesbitt commissioned Wright to design a home in Carmel, California, which Wright named "Sea Garden." Pfeiffer describes it as "one of the most lavish, most elegant houses he created during the last thirty years of his life" Treasures of Taliesin, 1985. Elaborate plans were drawn up for the 5,000 square foot ocean front home, but they were never executed. Nesbitt purchased the Ennis House and then commissioned Wright to remodel it in 1941. Acquired from the Hal Roach Studios, Hollywood, California.

Size:
Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#:
0647.30.1016
   
Date: 1958

Title: Interior of the Ennis-Brown House.  #5811-2.

Description: Caption on back: “House on Haunted Hill, A William Castle-Robb White Production for Allied Artists, stars Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long and Alan Marshal with Carolyn Craig and Elisha Cook in supporting roles. It was produced and directed by William Castle from an original screenplay by Robb White. Pictured here are, left to right: Carolyn Craig, Richard Long, Elisha Cook, Julie Mitchem and Alan Marshal.” Stamped on the back “Manbeck Pictures Corp. 3621 Wakonda Drive, Des Moines, Iowa, 50321-2132 U.S.A.” The House on Haunted Hill was filmed in 1958 and released on February 17, 1959.  This photograph is from the collection of Manbeck Pictures in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Manbeck collected 16mm movies and showed them in his garage as a teenager in the 1930's. He also collected movie posters and other advertising material that went with the films with the hopes of someday opening a movie museum. He retired in the early sixties as TV took over. He was still a source for rare 16mm prints up until the 1990's.

Size: 8x10

S#: 1259.15.1208

   
Date: 1980

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Ennis-Brown House.

Description: The Ennis-Brown House is the magnificent creation of world-Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is one of the most outstanding residential structures existing in the United States. In Architectural Digest (October, 1979) Thomas Heinz states: "The residence is one of the most unusual of Wright’s California designs. In it, he combines elements from his past work with a new vocabulary created specifically for the sun-drenched, slightly rugged topography of Southern California. Descriptive brochure concerning the Ennis-Brown House. Includes two photographs by Julius Shulman. Also includes loose 8.4 x 9 single sided sheet on tour information. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 3.9 x 9

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 1980.26.0811

 

   
Date: 1982

Title: Blade Runner (A Ladd Company release in association with Warner Brothers.)

Author: Screenplay: Fancher, Hampton; Peoples, David

Description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House textile block was used in Deckard’s Apartment in "Blade Runner". Based on the 1968 science fiction novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and retitled Blade Runner. Produced by Michael Deeley, Directed by Ridley Scott. The Ennis Residence was designed in 1923. Blade runner was produced in 1982. It depicts Los Angeles in 2019. It is a tribute to the timelessness of Wright’s designs, that a design from 1923 could characterize 2019. businessman Darwin Martin, stood by him and supported him both emotionally and financially for 30 years. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo" is the story of their long friendship—a friendship that began in 1902 and ended with Darwin Martin's death in 1935. Woven into the story is the signature architecture that was created as a result—the Larkin Administration Building, the Darwin Martin Estate, and the Martin summer home, Graycliff — all in Buffalo, New York." (Back Cover) Original list price $19.95

Size: 117 Minutes

ST#: 1982.48.0505

   
Date: 1982

Title: Ennis House Concrete Block Prop. 

Description: Plaster reproduction of the Wright designed concrete block used in Deckard’s Apartment in the Movie “Blade Runner”.  Produced by Michael Deeley, Directed by Ridley Scott.  The Ennis Residence was designed in 1923.  Blade runner was produced in 1982.  It depicts Los Angeles in 2019.  It is a tribute to the timelessness of Wright’s designs, that a design from 1923 could characterize 2019

Size: 15.5 x 15.5

ST#: 1982.31.0707

Plaster reproduction for Movie “Blade Runner” (Back 1982)

   
Deckard’s Apartment Interior (1982)

Deckard’s Apartment Interior (1982)

   
Deckard’s Apartment Living Room (1982)
 

 

Deckard’s Apartment Kitchen (1982)

   
Date: 1988

Title: The Ennis-Brown House  (Soft Cover)  (Produced by the Trust for Preservation of Cultural Heritage)

Author: Trust for Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Description: Booklet produced to help raise funds for the preservation and reconstruction of the Ennis-Brown House. Stylized emboss of decorative block on cover. Original SC List Price $10.00. (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 20

ST#: 1988.16.0404 

   
Date: 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1924 Ennis Brown House

Author: Wrighterk of Simi Valley

Description: A Guided Tour of the Ennis Brown House

Size: 45 Minutes

ST#: 1990.04.1100

 

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. Viewed from the South, the back of the house (South elevation), the tall window in the Dining Room is visible on the left. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-1

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the North elevation from the Northwest. The Master Bedroom is is on the far left. The long Loggia, with doors on either side, separate the master bedroom from the rest of the house. The Entrance to the house is to the far right, out of the picture. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-2

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the North elevation from the Northeast. Looking up at the main level, the Loggia is on the left. The wall is blocking the view of the row of doors that lead into the Loggia. The Living Room is in the center, the Entrance can be seen on the right. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-3

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the main entrance into the Courtyard. Gate is a bit Un-Wright. Main home is on the left. Garage and Chauffeur’s quarters are to the right. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-4

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of gate, which appears to be a bit Un-Wright. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-5

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. Detail of the plaque near the entrance: "Ennis-Brown House - 1924. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A Master Work by American’s Foremost Architect. Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 149. By The Cultural; Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles." Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-6

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the West elevation from the Northwest. The Kitchen is on the left, the Guest Bedroom is on the right. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-7

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the South elevation (back), from the Southeast. The Dining Room is on the left, the Living Room is on the right. The smaller mitered glass corner window is one of the corners of the Dining Room. A large section of the exterior Living Room wall is being replaced on the upper right. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-8

   
Date: 1994

Title: Charles Ennis Residence, Los Angeles(1923 - S.217), 1994.

Description: Set of 9 photographs from a trip to Los Angeles, 1994. Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block homes in Los Angeles. This was his last and largest of the four. When you include the chauffeur’s quarters, the home encompasses approximately 6,200 square feet. The home was constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks, all made by hand on site. The main house includes a large Living and Dining Room, Kitchen and three bedrooms. View of the South elevation (back), from the Southeast. The Dining Room is on the far left, the Living Room is on the left. One of the Bedrooms is on the right. The smaller mitered glass corner window on the far lower left is one of the corners of the Dining Room. A large section of the exterior Living Room wall is being replaced on the upper right. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: 35mm color slide and 12 x 8" high res color digital image.

ST#: 1994.90.1015-9

   
Date: 2013

Title: Ennis House Concrete Block Mold 2013.

Description: Created for a Blade Runner short film based on the book "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep." It is due for release in 2016. The original full length Blade Runner movie was created in 1982 and depicts Los Angeles in 2019. Produced by Michael Deeley, Directed by Ridley Scott, the 1982 Ennis block was used in Deckard’s apartment. Rick Deckard was played by Harrison Ford. It is a tribute to the timelessness of Wright’s designs, that a design from 1923 could characterize 2019. 30 molds were created in 2013, using an ABS plastic. They created a few extra, and we were able to acquire one of them. 1:1 Replica.

Size: 16" x 16"

ST#: 2013.12.1115

   
   
   
WRIGHT NOW
   
Date: 1990

Title: Wright Now (Ennis-Brown House) - Summer - 1990, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Published by the Trust for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Los Angeles, CA)

Author: Editorial Staff: Dandorth, Steve; Donohue, Virginia; Lynes, Jack

Description: 1) Dear Friends of the Ennis-Brown House. With this initial issue of Wright Now, we are inviting you to join n supporting this historic Frank Lloyd Wright architectural gem by becoming a member of the Friends of the Ennis-Brown. Your tax deductible contribution will entitle you to receive future issue of Wright Now, guided tour for two of the house, and a copy of the beautifully illustrated brochure on the landmark... 2) Living At The Ennis-Brown House. 3) The Wright Year 1990-1991. 4) Ennis-Brown House Endangered. 5) Famed Photographer Pictures Steps and Stairways. 6) Docent Volunteer. Includes three photographs. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 4

ST#:
1990.122.0616
   
   
   

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