Heated Pool

John Wayne himself paid half the cost of The Parry Lodge’s swimming pool.

 

The Parry Lodge was known for its garden-foundation area with a brick wall enclosure with flowers and trees surrounding a spraying water foundation where movie star guested liked to relax after a hot day of filming.

In the early 1950’s, this area was replaced with a kidney-shaped swimming pool and patio at the request of guest John Wayne who wanted a “place to cool off.” When John Wayne offered to pay half the cost of constructing the pool, Whit Parry agreed. The pool and patio were filmed in 1956 in the movie “The Girl in Black Stockings” starring Mame Van Doren, Ann Bancroft, Jeanne Carmen, and Lex Barker.

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With all sorts of good wishes and pleasant memories of fine times at Parry Lodge

Sincerely, Burl Ives

“Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed staying at your place – I’ll be Back!”

Fred MacMurray

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