Marilyn Mansion is an artists abode located on Francis st. in the suburb of Yarraville, Melbourne VIC Australia.
It has a core group of occupants mainly comprising of musicians hailing from the coastal tropical town of Cairns, QLD Australia, who were drawn to Melbourne after finishing high school due to lack of opportunities in Cairns.
The lease on the house was signed in June 2010, after Jake Doyle (the assumed master of the house) had informed the real estate in a foreword attached to the application that his family had great history in the area. He informed them that his grandfather was born on the same street and it would mean a great deal to the Doyle family if his application was approved. This entire foreword was in actual fact a complete lie, and a clever ploy by Doyle to assist with his application being approved. His application was again helped by the fact that he had it professionally bound at an up-market stationary store.
The application was approved the same afternoon it was handed in.
The house has a tumblr page with several pictures of the layout HERE. It may give you a better idea of how grand the house really is.
Drunk Mums, a grimy garage rock band often practice there, as Jake Doyle, Isaac Forsyth and Jonny Badlove are all members living in the house.
House parties at Marilyn Mansion tend to get explosive at times, and have been known to extend for several days. This is due to the benderish nature of the majority of the occupants. In winter the pool is heated to extremely hot levels and 20+ people can be found in it, drinking alcohol and smoking self-rolled cigarettes. Sometimes the parties have bands playing inside around the kitchen/designated playstation 3 area.
Below are a selection of photographs of the house and occupants that I took in the first week of 2012.
I used a Nikon FM2 camera, and a roll of 35mm Kodak Professional Plus-X 125 Pan Film, which was expired, and is actually discontinued. It was given to me by another photographer once at an emma louise gig.
If you have any questions about this house or its occupants, please ask instantly.
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