James Franco's Neighbors Complain About Noise, Chaos Outside His Silver Lake Home
Oz the loud and irritating? The folks who live next door to James Franco's new property in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles are so fed up with goings on there that they complained about the situation to the real estate gossip website Curbed.com. In an email, the neighbor details how since Franco reportedly purchased the $775,000 home last fall, a large production company appears to have started running a business out of it, even staging film there. The neighbor describes endless throngs of people moving in and out of the property all the time, production trucks blocking access to other driveways on the blocks, costume racks trailing up and down the street and business meetings taking place outside in front of the house next door to Franco's.
"Running a production of such impact and magnitude in a residential area doesn't violate any zoning restrictions?" asks the neighbor, who claims to have been offered a chance to meet Franco as if that would mollify things. "We like James Franco and we like some of his movies," the neighbor says at the end of the email, "but we're not so enamored of his presence that we are willing to give up our sanity in our own home."