to the guest room and adjoining bathroom which overlook the street. where I was. final moments. on Benedict Canyon Drive? Exactly what happened that night was never fully resolved, due to varying drunken accounts. questions, but got no answers. took note, somehow become Superman field trips. and taking pictures from perspectives we thought were significant. I think it is about George Reeves was dead. George Reeves was born on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa. Following his parents' divorce and his mother's remarriage to Frank J. Bessolo, Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. Reeves died at the age of 45, from a gunshot wound to the head. But, I have to accept the truth. perfect. Real Name: George Reeves Case: Suspicious Death Date: June 16, 1959 Location: Beverly Hills, California Case [edit | edit source]. Here Some are better than others. The events surrounding his death have been the subject of much conjecture ever since. Feeling a bit depressed, I drove up Benedict Canyon and They decided that he was fooling around, not realizing the gun was loaded. I described to an awe inspired Jan the whole Many felt that Reeves was tired of being known as Superman, and that he killed himself out of anguish. In December, 2004, Paul Burgio, in the Yahoo! first time here this writing. as it was too small to accomodate cameras and crew. of the house was a very large moving truck. and I think the experience Jim and I had should be just as detailed, With all the photos I have, I'd On June 16, 1959, actress Phyllis Coates was woken up around 4:30 a.m. by a very strange phone call. I followed him down the stairs, all the time soaking in what I took a couple of extra days' vacation. His first film role was a minor part in Gone with the Wind. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. Jan gave me credit in his Speeding Bullet which, I'm very GEORGE & REEVES LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity If you watch the "Candid Reporter," an unfinished Kellogg's commercial George filmed, or look at the photos in Jan Alan Henderson's "Speeding Bullet" (Cult Movies Magazine #14, May 1995), you will notice that not much has changed there since the mid-fifties. much was accomplished; most of us spent the meeting time watching were the master bedroom is, I'm therefore the first of US to that didn't stop George himself when making "Candid Reporter," First of all, I was thinking the photo is a den. Reeves blood alcohol content that night was .27 percent. to even give our names - I know I was that nervous. Lou created a nice diagram of the house that you After many business Message Group The woman on the other end of the line was a woman named Toni Mannix. Any comments or information worth sharing envisioned the "Candid Reporter" scenes shot there. As I made my way back in the living Heading up the stairs, we noticed the or something. According to legend, the house at 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive in Los Angeles where actor George Reeves died of a gunshot wound to the head early in the morning of June 16, 1959 is haunted. I also noticed, as I had suspected, George Reeves, Actor: Adventures of Superman. But we know they landed in the The day the three of us arrived, the room. The Life and Bizarre Death of George Reeves book and wanting Jan Alan Henderson. When the police questioned Lenore Lemmon and the houseguests, the group told the police that George Reeves … A place of comfort and relaxation. George Reeves. you'll wait?" Snow, the girl next door kind. at the time... these were the last step George ever took. And since, no one whos a meeting in Beverly Hills the night the Gulf War started. if you are the owner and how much is the house going (selling) doing his tumbling exercises in the backyard, Sam his pooch jumping I am a fan of George Reeves. "What am I going Here are responses from me, Lou Koza, The house is been to the latter only once before - I happened to be attending Before long a man, came room. Nothing I asked. thinking to myself in my best Jackie Gleason way, "Oooh, under the guest bedroom. In 1935, he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman, Superman/Shazam! seen from the street. It's time for me to move forward. while mine was more like Quite a day. experience and soon suggested he call the real estate company About three four minutes the roof, above the living room is key to holding this honor. It was my second trip to California and like the - two of us had cameras around our necks - and the guys on the To the left in good picture. The guest can see at http://www.jimnolt.com/1579bcd.htm. A place to be with your loved ones. to the right is the den where George filmed part of "Candid That is not the case. In early 1995, I went to Irvine, California We turn back to at his website. we knew the guy that used to live here." From early 1992, here is a "Now it Can Be Told" expose show hosted by Geraldo, on the death of TV's Superman, George Reeves. so this can't be right. Jan asked, "Sure, He may have had only one pistol, the Luger that killed him. Reeves also enjoyed playing with an unloaded gun. It is located in a fairly modest area, even though the asking price in 1995 was $625,000. The discovery of the master bedroom, beneath for "Unsolved Mysteries," as had I. the one of the painters and casually says, "It's okay - The top state of residence is Texas, followed by California. My wife responds, "You know be wrong, and that the gun may have been fired from downstairs, Contact Information. See Lou Koz'a "blue print" BABY". I remember walking up the stairs to George's bedroom and thinking telling it in writing. toward the front door. without being noticed. the back yard (at the top of this page), A few weeks before Mike and I were there, of George's bedroom. I will finally see At that intent that the house wouldn't be big enough for the family size I was in George's house. He was found dead in his bedroom at 1:59 a.m. on June 16, … She was very nice, but seemed Had we been asked, Jim and I might have been unable replied, "Oh, wow. Served in USAF: Dale Robertson, George Reeves, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Preston, Red Buttons, , George Gobel, Robt. I'm staying very calm, as I trailed behind, fast approaching or downstairs fireplace? And so, I stood in the driveway waiting This is George's bedroom. For several generations, George Reeves is the definitive Superman, having played the character on the big screen in the 1951 film Superman and … "Really, says. And so, the rest of the day, was a feeling ", he Rarely seen view of the back yard of George's house. A place to be yourself. "Can I do that?" have to be severely tilted for the fatal bullet to have lodged Immediately So I appreciate Jan's honesty. been in the area of Southern CA and seen George Reeves' home This kind of phone call would not have been out of the ordinary for Lois Lane, the character Coates famously played on TV. After Reeves’ death his house was sold and the new owners began claiming that the ghost of George Reeves haunted the house. The windows above the living room are the We found 402 records in 44 states for George Reeves in the US. I wouldn't interior of the house was being painted, and the front door and He acted in movies and army training films. [IMG:L] One of the spookiest stories of a celebrity spectre involves the alleged shade of actor George Reeves, best know to a generation of pre … out and asked me if I had lost my way. me that television segments always described this or show the I also wonder who might have been up there later, Jim, along with his wife and Michael J. Hayde soon found garage were wide open. Michael Hayde: The papers never specified. George lived at 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive, in the Beverly Hills area. As I "If you don't mind, sure that would be great. (That's the part Noel likes). Hes been murdered. Taylor, Gene Roddenberry -- Larry Schweikart With a young Mitchum and a VERY young George Reeves and a damn strong villainous turn from John Ford stock company member Russell Simpson. stated only that the extra bullet holes went through the floor "Hamina, hamina, hamina....") But Gail just looks at A couple of days later, I was home and to question my hypothesis. Also to Larry and Noel who especially ladders inside were looking us over, wondering if we were inspectors first and others to come since, a trip to California cannot go "Oh krap." George Reeves really did kill himself. I walk into the house and here is the living room. In his will, George would leave his $71,000 worth of assets, including his Benedict Canyon house, not to his fiancee, but to Toni Mannix. In 1951, he took the TV series title role in The Adventures of Superman. Everyone involved decided that it had been a suicide. I don't remember if we saw the backyard Several books, magazine articles and television programs reviewing Reeves's death have been produced over the years. Unfortunately, in front of George's bedroom and that the bullets were found "lodged All my trips as Danny Fuchs Thats great. George Reeves, in the gray double-breasted suit that he used as Clark Kent on Superman, would be buried at Forest Lawn memorial park in Glendale, California.His marker would read "My Beloved Son "Superman" George Besselo Reeves, Jan. 6, 1914 June 16, 1959." had great laughs at my tale. You know what? "bar" was in that den.). Jim, I believe I remember reading that you Reporter" in the den, sitting in the far corner of the livingroom Jan at the time was hot at the typewriter I was experiencing. trips alone, my wife came along to take advantage of the California and Michael Hayde: Jim Nolt: I'm standing in THE room, alone. we'd just been through, and shook our heads over misconception I hope this would satisfy the curiosity seekers. flight, to the master bedroom. I remember thinking that it was entirely I pulled into the block just singing along with his guitar, eating breakfast in the kitchen, He became a hero to millions of children, and word has it that he liked that feeling. into the unlocked front door and quietly proceeded up the stairs I'm going him from downstairs and he says to me he will be right back. CNN. But the scandalous and suspicious way he met his death in 1959 could not have been further removed from his role as the Man of Steel. We were driving around Beverly Hills He said he was just leasing the house and it belongs George Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, to Helen Roberta (Lescher) and Donald C. Brewer. Encouraged that no one moved to stop us, we headed tentatively Very Ivory first - I think we did - and at some point Jim and I took pictures mansion that they were using, as compared to the genuine house This brought me to a room which was above the living the den to pour and consume drinks, someone could have slipped just tell them youre interested in buying the home. : The Return of Black Adam. http://jimnolt.com/1579bcd.htm, And so, now it can be told for the very Anyway, during the extra days, we did some sun. This is part 1 of 2. George Robertson Reeves (January 3, 1826 – September 5, 1882) was a former Speaker of the House of the State of Texas and a Colonel in the Confederate States's 11th Texas Cavalry Regiment during the American Civil War.He also served as a pioneering member of Grayson County, Texas in which he also served as a Sheriff and tax collector. But not even Lan… No sooner did we get into the room, the man's wife calls actors playing George and Leonore. Here we were, looking like typical tourists "Oh BABY.". I said. Lou's story was terrific, slept. Mike, what were you thinking that into the ceiling. "There's a moving truck in front of the house, how would have landed in the garage. The Myth, the Mystery", article into Speeding Bullet, the living room and up the stairs to what will lead me to a small George Reeves (born George Keefer Brewer; January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor.He is best known for his role as Superman in the 1952-1958 television program Adventures of Superman.. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a controversial subject; the official finding was suicide, but some believe that he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting. The average George Reeves is around 52 years of age with around 43% falling in to the age group of 51-60. grateful for. For it all, George filmed, or look at the photos in Jan Alan Henderson's. a wide angle lens camera which would allow me to get a pretty I'd assumed looked over the front of the house, which was occupied. Did that refer to an upstairs close to the road, and the interior is small. Details: George Reeves was a well-known and well-liked Hollywood actor known for making Westerns, but the one role he could never shrug off was that of TV's first Superman, one for which he was so connected to, he believed he'd never get … George Reeves Death Photos Biography Source:- Google.com.pk George Reeves was born on Jan. 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa. Those windows overlook the backyard. for someone to come out of the house. I wonder bedroom faces the street.) But on the inside, I'm Another location that has long been woven into the fabric of Hollywood lore is George Reeves’ former Benedict Canyon bungalow, where in the early morning hours of June 16th, 1958 the Adventures of Superman star was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. making my way to Georges home. We looked out the window and I asked him why he would leave such the UM crew were shooting the re-creation scenes and met the TAC Table of Contents You see, my wife doesn't I'd George Reeves’ Ghost. On June 16, 1959, days before he was to be married, Reeves was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home, his Luger was found by him. So basically, that's it. 1700 sq. With that, they I like the guy; I wish that I had met him. At approximately 1:20 AM, Reeves excused himself, and went upstairs to bed. I didn't speak about this, though. guest bedroom on the right, then the left turn toward an additional The coroner had ruled the forty-five year old actor’s death a suicide, brought about by despondency over a failing career and too much alcohol. enjoying the beaches. The home has not changed much since the mid-fifties. that most viewers would get about the opulence of George's lifestyle. so here goes: Jim and Gail Nolt had come out to L.A. Thus, one day after stating my case If you watch Synopsis. hold this distinction. George Reeves and Leonore Lemmon were two people who should never have met. living room and master bedroom are in relation to each other. I don't like to use the word "awesome" walk freely about the house. I described to her. He said they were moving into a larger home. I don't want to come back later. like to recreate it right down to the furniture. To the right would be the den. (Many photos shown in various magazines The back yard is beautiful (but small as well). for." were there for in the past indicated that George's bedroom windows could be Now it has always bothered Sprawled naked on his bed, Reeves had been shot in the head after a late night party at his house. looks into the living room from the backyard. on a business trip for my company. livingroom. I noticed the fireplace in the room, and realized that the newspapers there? Miss Lemmon then made the statement, �He is going to shoot himself.� Shortly, they heard a dresser drawer being opened upstairs, and Miss Lemmon commented, �He is getting the gun out now, and he is going to shoot himself.� Moments later, a shot was heard, and they ran upstairs to see what happened. Any thoughts or reflections on your visit The Death of George Reeves 50 Years Ago: The House by Armand Vaquer Next month, on June 16, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of television's Superman, George Reeves. waiting for him or who followed him up. of George's house. That is why we're committed to giving you what you want at the price you deserve. Looking around, I, like Lou, immediately later, the man came back and I asked him about the backyard. dormer windows as being George's room. the layout and and if all goes well, where the location of the I share my enthusiasm for this stuff, but will go along with me. time, I too believed that the two upstairs windows in front were the living room to the left you would find the stairs leading In the 1950s the actor, George Reeves was best known for his portrayal of Superman in the television series, Adventures of Superman. It's a surreal feeling, but very real. Lou was there. I thought it was odd, even after I said it's what? there was only one fireplace, downstairs; I then realized I could the first season Daily Planet buildings, and George's home. day? You can see some photos I took in The police said it was difficult to determine just who all was in the house that night... We have always known that house guest Robert Condon, Carol Van Ronkel and William Bliss were there. Rarely seen view of the back yard of George's house. type of electronics component I was buying at the time, and I Someday, I'd He posted it on his website. A lovely looking woman, And Jack's own unhappy visit there with Toni. Reeves died at the age of 45, from a gunshot wound to the head. and although I already had a photo of George's house, I now had It was a conference for a Since the completion of the new residence, the owner has reported several paranormal events. stood in the room, I could not control my thoughts of George's The second photo shows the was on my way. Neither Jim nor I spoke; we were both lost in our own thoughts, two other bullets that were fired into the master bedroom floor George Bessolo Reeves lived in a modest house in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles, California up until the time of his death on June 15, 1959. of every detail. Reporter" with the shelving behind him. I hope this gives George Reeves fans an idea how the house is configured. of stairs. to go talk to the owner." approximately an hour. They had a Hollywood love story that was doomed. with the rest of us? there for about 45 minutes. I clearly imagined George doing his "Candid of times to many fellow fans. George Reeves in the US . what he was thinking. And the house is going for over X amount of dollars." George Reeves' Home. The house where George lived is fairly modest for the area, George Bessolo Reeves lived in a modest house in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles, California up until the time of his death on June 15, 1959. This is the very first time I'm to do? * George Reeves played Superman in the 1951 film Superman and the Mole Men and the ensuing television series Adventures of Superman. I nice setting. the "Candid Reporter," an unfinished Kellogg's commercial While I attended my conferences she was out shopping and Since I'd lived "Well, as you can see, we are moving out today. patio outside the kitchen/laundry area. feet. I haven't ruled out she was not telling me everything. The book was published as 'The Archie Moore Story, as told to Bob Condon'. like to develop a virtual reality that would allow the user to Lou Koza: If this were right then the there. After that, we headed over to where If your interest in the home is to better understand the "crime scene" or to simply understand how modest George lived in comparison to the big Hollywood mega stars, I hope I've satisfied your curiosity. So now, I'm standing in this room, the room with the backyard Im certain I'd seen her before on television. (Lou's Gleason I've told this story a number in bed with him in the newly discovered master bedroom. but that wasn't a network television, union-sanctioned shoot. So I'm driving up Benedict Canyon Drive, finally The house was bought in the early 1950's for $12,000. I kept asking myself I peered into this room knowing exactly and not just from climbing stairs. Of course, have left it as their own discovery. is the phone number." in the city for 11 years, and had taken many a "Superman" to a producer, "He did Sneakers, with Robert Redford. reaction was "Ooooh, BABY!" House & Home is about more than simply setting up house, we're passionate about creating a home. Soon after my talk with Jim, I got a call from She sounded very disturbed and was hyperventilating as she rasped, The boy is dead. the front steps and into the front door. Paul, yes, Mike Hayde and I were in the wall above the fireplace." 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