3 Los Cerritos, Long Beach, California


Los Cerritos, Long Beach, California

Los Cerritos is a neighborhood of approximately 700 homes and 2,000 residents located in Long Beach, United States. Established in 1906, Los Cerritos Neighborhood has long served the film industry of Los Angeles and was one of three finalists in the 2007 Neighborhood of the Year national competition.

History

On October 7, 1906, convert|330|acre|ha surrounding Rancho Los Cerritos were designated as the Los Cerritos subdivision. [" [http://www.lbheritage.org/Events/lbheventspast.htm Then & Now, Los Cerritos Neighborhood Centennial October 7, 2006.] " Accessed March 16, 2008.] Once streets were cut out into the designed tract, the lots began to sell.In 1920, Thomas Gilchrist, an Oklahoma oilman, purchased convert|10|acre|ha along La Linda Drive [ [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=La+Linda+Dr,+Long+Beach,+C.A.+90807,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=image La Linda Dr, Long Beach, CA] ] and subdivided them into a development called La Linda, Spanish for "the pretty." In 1929, 20th century architect Kirtland Cutter designed three award-winning homes in the Los Cerritos Neighborhood. [Lachnit, Carroll. (May 2, 1999) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAE92CD8D14A914&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10 Spotlighting Cutter's California Style Architecture.] " Section: Lifestyle; Page J3.] With the success of the 1939 American musical fantasy film "The Wizard of Oz," many of the little people who had acquired their wealth by playing the roles of the munchkins purchased lots in the La Linda development of Los Cerritos Neighborhood and built homes sized to suit their needs. " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=11AF19C6B491BF98&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D Are our houses getting too big?] " Section: News; page 4A.]

In 1985, a home on Country Club Drive [ [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Country+Club+Dr,+Long+Beach,+C.A.+90807,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=image Country Club Dr, Long Beach] ] in the Los Cerritos neighborhood was used as the Bueller family home in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" [Grobary, Tim. (November 27, 2001) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Ferris+Bueller+House%22+on+Country+Club+Drive+in+Long+Beach%27s+ritzy+Los+Cerritos+neighborhood+&btnG=Search+Archives&hl=en&um=1 What's up: A month to remember.] " Section: Local News. Page A1.] [Grobaty, Tim. (February 21, 2003) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F95D46FA800C379&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D What's Up:Filmers stay for the Pie.] " Section: Locan news. Page A2.] and subsequently used in the 2001 comedy film "Not Another Teen Movie", the 2002 thriller film "Red Dragon," and in a Cheerios commercial. In 1998, two homes on Cedar Avenue in the Los Cerritos neighborhood were used in the 1999 teen comedy film "American Pie". [Grobaty, Tim. (March 6, 2001) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAE8C4E4098423F&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D What's Up: L.B. Gets a Big Slab of Pie.] " Section: Locan news, page A2.] [Grobaty, Tim. (March 8, 2004) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10136799488FD68E&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D What's Up: Is your pad a movie house?] " Section: News, page A2.] [Grobaty, Tim. (May 9, 2006) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=111BB9540F56DD58&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D What's Hot! Showtime for your house?] " Section News, Page A2.] In August 2000, a home on Country Club Drive different than the 'Ferris Bueller home' was used as the fictional home for the teenager Donnie Darko in the 2001 drama/psychological thriller/science fiction film "Donnie Darko."

In 2007, Los Cerritos Neighborhood was one of three finalists in Neighborhood USA's Neighborhood of the Year national competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [" [http://www.ci.long-beach.ca.us/civica/press/display.asp?layout=4&Entry=1397 City of Long Beach press release.] "]

Gallery

ites

* Daugherty Field
* Virginia Country Club
* Rancho Los Cerritos

References

* Andriesse, (Summer 1987) "Los Cerritos: The Development of a Neighborhood," The Branded Word (newsletter of the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site).
* Knatz, Geraldine. (2004) History of the Los Cerritos neighborhood. (as noted in " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10857121AE1F73D1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D Preservation Honored.] ")
* Fugami, Caryn. (October 19, 2005) Long Beach Press-Telegram " [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LB&p_theme=lb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10D5D9C085C99140&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D Morrison: Jewel of L.B.] " Section: News; page A12.

External links

* [http://www.seeing-stars.com/Locations/AmericanPie.shtml Los Cerritos Neighborhood homes used in noted films.]


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