In 1929, Walter Lantz was hired to launch a cartoon studio at Universal Pictures. He almost immediately began construction of a custom-designed home in Toluca Lake.
“In March, it will be exactly 20 years since we first walked into this house and said, ‘Yes,’” actor Eric McCormack recalls as he sits with his wife, Janet, in their cozy Toluca Lake kitchen.
To find out what makes Toluca Lake an epicenter for voice talent and learn more about this lesser-understood side of acting, we interviewed four local vocal powerhouses.
Entering their second year as residents, the Lythgoes are settling into the community, finding local favorites and embracing Toluca Lake’s traditions, especially when it comes to the holidays.
Bing Crosby brought his major star power to Toluca Lake for a decade, and his legacy as one of its most prominent residents continues today. We traced the story of the legendary crooner’s two local homes through their past and present inhabitants.
Ryan Cassidy’s Toluca Woods home is filled with history — some from his Hollywood heritage, some part of the house and neighborhood, and the rest collected through a lifelong interest in objects that tell a story.