Marilyn Monroe's home saved from demolition

The house where the iconic actress lived in 1951 was threatened by a developer who wanted to build a condo complex on the site.

 A group of preservationists and fans launched a campaign to save the house, which is located in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.

They argued that the house had historical and cultural significance, as it was where Monroe lived when she got her first big break in Hollywood.

The campaign gathered over 12,000 signatures and received support from celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and George Takei.

The developer eventually agreed to withdraw his plans and sell the property to the Los Angeles Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that protects historic buildings.

The Conservancy plans to restore the house and open it to the public as a museum dedicated to Monroe's life and legacy.

The house is a rare example of a surviving bungalow from the 1930s, and it features original details like hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a pink bathroom.