Louella Parsons in the 1930 Census


Louella Parsons


née Louella Rose Oettinger

Journalist and gossip columnist

Herself in Hollywood Hotel (1937)


Louella Parsons



Villa Carlotta



Villa Carlotta Apartments

5959 Franklin Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California


 Rent, $250


Census taken on April 12, 1930




  1. Harry W. Martin (head), 40 / South Dakota / Surgeon / Medicine.
  2. Louella O. Martin (wife), 38 / Illinois / Editor / Newspaper.
  3. Harriet O. Parsons (step-daughter), 23 / Iowa / Writer / Magazine.



Villa Carlotta


NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.



* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.


The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.



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4 Responses to “Louella Parsons in the 1930 Census”

  1. Landman says:

    Wish I could be transformed back to Hollywood 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Those were the days! And to have an hour talking with Louella and Hedda, would be the icing on the cake. As long as I am wishing, how about taking a ride with either one and having them tell us what and where the real “Dirt” was and with whom. Ahh yes.

  2. A building that is still standing! Cheers to that!

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Louella Parsons would have been 48 in April 1930 (and she turned 49 in Aug. 1930). Did she shave 10 years off her age when the census was done?
    I wondered if anyone would catch that. – Allan

  4. carlos says:

    Hi, im from Mexico, i have the floor plans of this building…

    Garage and store building for Mrs, Thomas L. Ince
    ne. Corner of Franklin & Tamarind

    art. E. Harvey Architect
    531. Black Blog Los Angeles….

    http://carlostribeca.tumblr.com/ There is one photo…
    it is beautiful and old..

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