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Granville, Terry & Mercer in the 1930 Census…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009



According to the census, actresses Bonita Granville, Ethel Grey Terry and Beryl Mercer lived in the same apartment building in April 1930. At that time the building was called The Aloha Apartment Hotel – today it is the Leland Building and is sadly a shadow of its former appearance.



Aloha Apartment Hotel



The Aloha Apartment Hotel

6731 Leland Way

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California


 Aloha Apartment Hotel



 Bonita Granville


Film Actress

Mary Tilford in These Three (1936)


Bonita Granville


Rent, $110


Census date unknown




  1. Bernard Granville (head), 41 / Illinois / None.
  2. Rosina Granville (wife), 35 / Illinois / None.
  3. Bonita J. Granville (daughter), 7 / New York / None.


NOTE: Bonita’s father, Bernard “Bunny” Granville was an actor and vaudevillian. In 1930 he appeared in two films, yet he is listed as having no profession.




Ethel Grey Terry


Silent Film Actress

Rose in The Penalty (1920)


Ethel Grey Terry


Rent, $60


Census date unknown




  1. Carl Gerard (head), 44 / Denmark (1899) / None [silent film actor].
  2. Ethel Grey Terry (wife), 36 / California / Actress / Moving pictures.




Beryl Mercer


Stage and Film Actress

Queen Victoria in The Little Princess (1939)


Beryl Mercer


Rent, $65

no Radio

Census taken on April 10, 1930




  1. Beryl Mercer (head), 47 / Spain (1915) / Actress / Motion pictures.
  2. Jean Herbert (daughter), 12 / New York / None.




Aloha Apartment Hotel

The Penthouse??




* 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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