The Wonderland Story In Pictures
Just a gallery that I added to show where people lived, before and after, places around L.A. and other things that are important to the saga, which is Wonderland. There are so many cool photos on the blog that they need to be viewed this way sometimes.
Click first image to view a slideshow. Otherwise, to read the captions, place your cursor over the image for a description. Leave a comment to be answered if you still have questions about a photo, I’ll try to get an answer.
Thanks and have a Wonderland day!
Then & Now – What now occupies the lot of old Fountainhead Inn, N. Miami Beach (where John & Dawn fled, where John was finally arrested)
Crummy motel in Sherman Oaks where John and Dawn stayed post Wonderland, and were arrested in July 1981.
Greg Diles residence in 1992.
Before moving to L.A., this is Ron’s last known address in Olivehurst, CA (outside of Yuba City). Before he moved to L.A.
The condos where Eddie lives in Tarzana. Present day.
1970 Era Photo – Sunset Wedding Chapel, Carson City, NV. Where Ron and Susan exchanged vows.
Beverly Hills High School. Present day. Where Joy went to school for at least her freshman year.
Nash house. 1981. Bird’s Eye View.
Apt. 107. Apt of Mary Deverell.
Possible one of two apt complexes where McCourt stayed during the robbery.
Eddie has always had taste. I guess this is Santa Fe Chic! Mid-60s residence of Ed Nash.
Building 4 of the old Sepulveda VA Center where Holmes died.
View of L.A. from the top of Wonderland Ave.
Sunset Wedding Chapel, where Ron and Susan were married in 1971.
Wonderland at night…say about 3:30am.
Udon Royal Thai Air Force Base. Where Ron was stationed in Vietnam War.
I’m glad the current owner kept those original 70s style window screens. Nash’s house, late 60’s.
The location of one of Eddie’s old business offices for “Adel, Inc.” and Seven Seas in the 70s/80s. The clothing store there, is owned by one of the world’s richest men.
John & Sharon lived here on Sherman Way in 1967. The apartments are gone now. Sherman Oaks, CA. 1967.
I see a side door that somebody left unlocked. Nash home in early 60s.
3315 Dona Lola Place, Studio City, CA.
I wonder if they sell peaches and cottage cheese…
Lind is buried in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. RIP bounty hunter! Former residence, post Wonderland.
Terminal Island Prison facilities highlighted in yellow. Where Ed Nash served his federal time for racketeering in 2000.
Fountain Head Inn. N. Miami Beach, where John and Dawn stayed post Wonderland.
Rocha’s Mortuary in Lodi, CA. Ronnie’s funeral was closed casket. Survived by his two brothers, mother and wife, Susan.
The tavern was located at the Red “A” marker. Yellow circle is Wonderland house. The Canyon Store is just south on Laurel Canyon Blvd.
The back porch of the Wonderland house. Some great parties I bet.
Photo credit: BonnieBrae
Copperopolis Road. I don’t know if it’s a beer joint now or what. Once where Ron’s father worked doing cabinetmaking.
The cops probably had their motive by now. Wonderland house.
An interesting view. What is that alley to the left and where does it lead to?
All the drugs are at the Starwood!
McNeil Island Federal Prison in Washington state. Where Ronnie served most of his time in mid-70s.
“Go Get Him!” LOL. Where Holmes and Gang saw each other on June 29, 1981.
Studs Theater. Where Holmes laid down his hand and shoe prints.
Nash stars as “Nash” in the Quarter Horse episode of Cisco Kid.
One of Eddie’s night clubs.
“Thorson, the pond would be good for you” (Caddyshack). Nash’s house in late 60s.
The LA Bonaventure Hotel, where John, Dawn and Sharon were held in protective custody right after the murders.
John Holmes’ high school. There is a newer part up to the left, but it looks like a prison. At least this is classic 50s/60s style with windows.
Did Deverell live here at one time before moving in with Joy? It is very close to the part of L.A. where he was raised.
Down on the right
This music and concert club catering to local and int’l bands alike. It was open from 1972 to 1981.
The Canyon Store in 1983. That’s a sweet Rabbit!
I like the stone facade a lot more!
Bill’s street at Red pin. Wonderland at approximately the yellow arrow
12036 Ventura Blvd. Open 24 Hours. Du-Pars Diner where Dawn waited for John after the murders.
112 N. Curry, Carson City, NV. Where Ron and Susan got married.
Nash condo in Tarzana.
Linnington Avenue. Where John and Sharon lived in 1970.
Photo credit: BonnieBrae
I’m guessing a lot of celeb types have been married here, it looks familiar. Where John and Laurie were married in 87.
Cool view of the Canyon Store.
2.5 miles in 6.5 minutes.
Simpson-Lane Bridge east of Yuba City, CA. This is where Carroll and Ronnie allegedly buried the murder weapon.
Circa mid 1910s
Ron Launius’ boyhood home. Near a few golf courses and country clubs. It’s a nice area. In the 50s, it must have been a brand new development for young families.
Colorado Springs, CO. One of McCourt’s old homes post Wonderland.
Tracy McCourt’s residence 1985. 421 W. Manchester Ave., Venice, CA.
There’s a two ecstasy limit, please.
Nash house. Is that Greg I see taking a morning float with his cup of Mai Tai?
RIP Bounty Hunter! An old address for David Lind, post Wonderland.
Homes of the 7th Ward, Block 25. Neighborhood where Joy spent some of her childhood in Chicago.
In 1940, the Deverell family had a boarder named James Hanks living with them.
The Route from Wonderland to Canyon Store. 1.4 miles in 5 minutes.
Wonderland it is not. McCourt’s old residence, post Wonderland.
Rancho Cordova, CA. Barbara’s old house is a block from Cordova High School.
aka “Seven Sleaze” for it’s quality of clientele.
How many cigarette butts did Tracy flick off of one of those balconies? Possible one of two apt complexes where McCourt stayed during the robbery.
The world famous Cedars Sinai Hospital, where Susan Launius was taken after she survived the attack.