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 Arthur Letts

Arthur Letts

Birth
Holdenby, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
Death 18 May 1923 (aged 60)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Chandler Gardens (formerly Section 12).
Memorial ID 7922 · View Source
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Businessman. He was the founder of Broadway Department Stores and Bullock's. He was responsible for developing a great deal of Hollywood. He also purchased and developed Westwood, Holmby Hills and the UCLA campus. This was done through the Janss Development Co. Harold Janss was Mr. Letts son in law. Harold and his brother Edwin developed quite a bit of Los Angeles from the turn of the century into the 1960's. Areas from Hancock Park to Thousand Oaks.
His son, Arthur Letts, Jr. built the Playboy Mansion.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7922
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Letts (17 Jun 1862–18 May 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7922, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .