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Old Posted Mar 2, 2011, 2:31 PM
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Cadillac in Distress Under the Palms


Actor Donald Crisp drove his Cadillac up the steps of St. Thomas Episcopal Church on the NW corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Gardner on March 21,
1952. The Reverend George W. Barnes is surveying the scene with Crisp above. The right side of the car is pretty banged up--wonder what else
he hit?


Before he turned to acting, Crisp (born in London, 1882; died 1974) was a producer, director and screenwriter. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942 for How Green Was My Valley and had an incredibly long career, beginning in silents--sometimes with Buster Keaton. He was in dozens of movies, including Red Dust ('32), Mutiny on the Bounty ('35), Wuthering Heights, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex and Juarez (all '39--whatta year!), How Green Was My Valley ('41), National Velvet ('44), and Pollyanna ('60). He also apparently made wise real estate investments.

With Sara Allgood and Maureen O'Hara in How Green Was My Valley

Winning the Oscar, 1942. Perhaps Gary was strolling down Franklin at the time of the
Caddy crack-up....

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