Friday, October 10, 2014
Ned L. Doheny, son of oilman Edward L. Doheny lived at the legendary Greystone mansion at 906 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. The twenty-two acre property was a wedding gift to Ned and his wife Lucy. On the night of February 16, 1929, five months after moving in, both Ned Doheny and his longtime personal assistant, Hugh Plunkett, were found dead of gunshot wounds in the mansion. The murder-suicide was never solved leaving heavy rumor and speculation to rule the day. Variations on the speculations of what went down and with whom are so varied that you must do your own legwork as to what truly happened that night. The beauty part of all of this is that Greystone , the grounds, are open to the public and I cannot recommend a trip there more highly. The grounds are old school beautiful unto themselves with beautiful vistas of Los Angeles from the gardens. Do your homework before going and learn more about this estate and its storied history to add to your knowledge. Tragically beautiful are words that would apply to this only in Los Angeles story.