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Back in the twenties, original Keystone Kop Chester Conklin built the L-shaped Norman that we know now, post-several-makeovers, as investor Jeff Greene's stuccoed bachelor pad. Paradise Leased reminds us that Sunset Plaza Drive was a dangerous place back then: "On October 22, 1933, Mrs. Margaret O. Price, a friend of Conklin’s, was in one of the home’s bathrooms when a bullet crashed through the window, showering her with shards of broken glass at what must have been a delicate moment...The police were duly called and quickly found the culprits to be three teenage boys who had been aiming, not at Conklin’s house, but “birds and animals,” and not doing a very good job of it, so it would seem." [Paradise Leased, image via]