Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff

Birth
La Mirada, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 8 Jun 1982 (aged 87)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Founders Lawn, Section 1878, Grave 11
Memorial ID 12412923 · View Source
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Architect. He gained world acclaim as the designer of residences for many Hollywood stars, writers and other celebrities, some of which included Frances Marion, King Vidor, King Gillette, Fredric March, Amelita Galli-Curci, Joan Bennett, Darryl Zanuck, Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard, Groucho Marx, and Harpo Marx. His design for “Pickfair”, the Beverly Hills mansion of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr., was considered the epitome of Southern California architecture. He was also concerned with housing for ordinary Americans and he pioneered the design of inexpensive, mass-produced "bubble" structures in which inflated reusable balloons are sprayed with concrete. In the 1950s, housing projects were built using this technique in South Africa, French West African, Pakistan and Brazil. Neff's grandfather, publisher Andrew McNally, settled in Southern California in the late 1870s.

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  • Added: 19 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12412923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace Neff (28 Jan 1895–8 Jun 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12412923, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .