Did you know that many very famous people have grown up and lived in Hawthorne, CA? Probably the most famous residents of Hawthorne were the Beach Boys. All of the original members of the troubadours of the California surfing sound grew up in Hawthorne and attended Hawthorne High. Being only four miles from Manhattan Beach made it easy to hang out at the beach and be inspired to write those smooth vocals.
The Beach Boys actually began as a harmony singing group and evolved into a major influencer of rock pop. They were influenced in Hawthorne as they were growing up in the 1950s by early rock groups and male harmony groups. The fusion of these sounds was the birth of the California surfing sound.
Other famous residents of Hawthorne include the wife of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison, who graduated from Hawthorne High in 1965. Marilyn Monroe lived in Hawthorne, but only until she was six years old. Jim Thorpe, Olympic athlete, and football player lived for a time in Hawthorne.
Butch Patrick from the Munsters tv show lived in Hawthorne as well. There was also another movie star who lived in Hawthorne about four houses away from Ramona Elementary School on 135th Street who had a small stage in his living room. In the 1960s and 1970s, the house was owned by an elderly couple unrelated to the movie star. It was a striking house because it was painted black and had red trim. Kids would always hit that house for Halloween.
Another stranger celebrity happening in Hawthorne is when the person dubbed the "world's smallest man," Michu Meszaros, two feet nine inches tall, a television and movie star and one-time circus performer paid the city $6,000 to have the smallest street in Hawthorne named after him. Michu Street is nearest to the blue water tower.
Besides celebrities, there has been and remains the strong influence of aerospace and technology in Hawthorne. Jack Northrop founded the Northrop Corporation there and made its headquarters there. Due to Northrop's power, the B-2 stealth bomber, the P-61 Black Widow fighter jet, and fuselages for Boeing 747s and 787s were built there.
Today, that same plant is the home and headquarters of SpaceX. With the influence of Elon Musk in the area, it is not surprising that the Tesla Motors design center is at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. One might say that Elon Musk has taken over Hawthorne.
In terms of climate, the attraction is the Mediterranean climate that allows for sunbathing even in November. The odd thing is the May and June phenomena of the fog rolling in from the ocean all morning long, until it gives way to sun for a while in the afternoon, only to roll in again in the evening.
This intersection of weather sets the stage for Hawthorne to have a peculiar variety of foliage. Many homes and streets have palm trees taking over their yards, Ash trees are also common. They become a real mess if they get diseased. Many homes suffer from crabgrass, which is not as pleasant as some nicer looking turf.
The prettiest trees in Hawthorne, and often the largest and most striking, are the eucalyptus trees. There were some tall eucalyptus trees at the end of Ramona Elementary School and across the street at the park. One of the schools in the Hawthorne Unified School District is named Eucalyptus Elementary School in honor of these beautiful and large trees.
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