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Rare early subdivision map of Larchmont Heights, in Los Angeles, as developed by the Frank Meline Company, located just northeast of the Wilshire Country Club in Hollywood, which apparently was used by the Los Angeles Realtor Walter McKee and reflects the sale of a house on El Centro Street to Dr. Dudley Fulton, a Hollywood Doctor to the Stars in the 1910s and 1920s.

The map shows the area bounded by Melrose Avenue in the North, Rosewood Avenue in the South and Vine, El Centro, Larchmont and Gower Streets, a total of 248 lots for sale.

The present example shows the progress of sales in the sub-division and includes the name of one of the purchasers, Dr. Dudley Fulton (Lot 69 / El Centro Street and also in the right margin), Dr. Dudley Fulton, a Hollywood physician to the stars in the 1910s and 1920s, who along with his wife seem to have been active in the Hollywood social scene. Among Dr. Fulton's medical credits was treating Keystone Company Actress, Marie Dressler, one of the stars of Tillie's Punctured Romance the first American feature-length comedy. AS noted by the Venice Daily Vanguard of June 6, 1914:

Injury compels comedienne to cancel contract.

Saturday afternoon the Keystone Film company had secured a section of the Venice pier for the taking of a moving picture. Miss Dressler, who was to take part in the picture, was standing close to the edge, from which the railing had been removed. In an effort to avoid an approaching automobile which was to be used in the picture the actress stepped backward and fell thirty feet into the sea. In falling her left hand and arm struck some of the wooden piling and her body fell across a rope attached to a nearby boat. She sustained herself for a few moments by swimming, but by the time that boat reached her she was completely exhausted. Miss Dressler was immediately removed to her home at 1861 Cherokee avenue, Hollywood, and Dr. Dudley Fulton … was called in. J.H. Dalton, manager for the actress, said last evening: "We are thinking more of Miss Dressler's safe return to health just at present time than the question of contracts. However, it will be quite impossible for Miss Dressler to fill any engagements for some time, how long I cannot say, but at least several months. The ligaments of her arm are torn in such a manner as to make it possible that she may never be able to use it freely again."

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Includes manuscript annotations.