Smith Estate (Los Angeles, California)
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As of 2008, the house had been owned for approximately eleven years by Tim Parker. Parker has maintained the property in impeccable condition. It is one of the best-preserved Victorian home in Los Angeles.
"Merrye House"in the 1964 cult film "Spider Baby"
Jack Hillshot the horror comedy cult film " Spider Baby" (also known as "Attack of the Liver Eaters") [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058606/ ] at the Smith Estate. A short clip from the film showing a full view of the Smith Estate (posing as "Merrye House") and the front porch can be viewed [http://youtube.com/watch?v=4GAeaBdobWw here starting at the 5:53 mark] . In 2007, writer/director Hill recalled: "We did a documentary for the DVD where I went back to the house and showed where we shot this, where we shot that. Today, of course, it's been remodeled and people are living there and it's probably worth a couple of million." [cite web|author=Jack hill|title=2007 Dead Channels: Jack Hill on Spider Baby|publisher=The Evening Class|date=2007-08-15|url=http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2007/08/2007-dead-channels-jack-hill-on.html]
The house was declared a Historic Cultural Monument (HCM #142) by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission in 1975, [cite web|title=Historic-Cultural Monuments Listing|publisher=City of Los Angeles|date=2008-06-04|url=http://preservation.lacity.org/files/HCM%20Database%20Updated%20060408.pdf] and was listed on the
National Register of Historic Placesin 1982.
List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles
* [http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.com/2008/05/no-142-smith-estate.html Big Orange Landmarks article and photographs of Smith Estate]
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