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Danville in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene

 
 
Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
1. Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene Marker
Inscription.  
These twelve years, beloved one, have been a journey into light - into love. You know my gratitude and my love!
Eugene O'Neill, from the dedication of Long Day's Journey into Night to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill on their 12th wedding anniversary

O'Neill dubbed Tao House "Carlotta's masterpiece.” A native Californian, she chose a unique design for their new home, reflecting a blend of Spanish-colonial and Chinese influences.

So that O'Neill could devote himself fully to his writing, Carlotta took charge of the house and servants, typed his manuscripts, and protected him from the intrusion of unwanted guests. Among the few visitors to Tao House were O'Neill's three children from former marriages - Eugene, Jr., Oona, and Shane.

Carlotta once referred to herself as O'Neill's "wife, mistress, housekeeper, secretary, friend, and nurse." During their residency at Tao House, she was called upon to fill all these roles, nurturing and caring for her husband as he descended into the darkest recesses of his soul to give birth to his finest tragedies.
 
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Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
2. Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene Marker - wide view
The subject marker is the closest one on the right side of the path.
in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. 37° 49.25′ N, 121° 59.786′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugene O'Neill: The Nobel Prize (here, next to this marker); Eugene O'Neill (a few steps from this marker); Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville (a few steps from this marker); Eugene O'Neill: The Tao House Plays (a few steps from this marker); Eugene O'Neill: The Iceman Cometh (a few steps from this marker); Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey into Night (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene O'Neill: A Moon for the Misbegotten (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the O'Neill Commemorative Park, across the street from the library.
 
Also see . . .  Carlotta Monterey (Wikipedia). "Carlotta Monterey (born Hazel Neilson Taasinge; December 28, 1888 – November 18, 1970) was an American stage and film actress. She was the third and final wife of playwright Eugene O'Neill."
Calotta Monterey O'Neill and Eugene O'Neill image. Click for full size.
Carl Van Vechten (courtesy of the New York Public Library), September 5, 1933
3. Calotta Monterey O'Neill and Eugene O'Neill
(Submitted on July 31, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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