Doors open to five Crestwood Hills homes—
Jones' venture before he designed Eichlers
The house lights go down. We fade in on a car pulling up to a residential neighborhood in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is a sunny day in 1951. A bespectacled, middle-aged man gets out of the car and starts admiring the snazzy, new homes clinging to the rippling hillsides.
He is fledgling developer Joe Eichler, hunting for a new architect.
Hollywood may never make a 'bio-pic' about Joe Eichler or A. Quincy Jones, but if it did, you might see such a scene.
And if you want to visit the hypothetical shoot location, not far from Tinseltown itself, a unique opportunity presents itself Saturday October 1, when the Venice Family Clinic stages a home tour of...