The Heinlein Society presents…
A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon
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©Virginia Heinlein, used with her permission
Captions by William H. Patterson
Bonny Doon was the name of the area that has become synonymous with the fabled home the Heinleins built there in Santa Cruz, California, where they lived from 1967 to 1987. The circular house became something of a legend yet photos are exceptionally scarce. These photos showing every aspect of the Heinlein’s home of Bonny Doon were in the possession of Mrs. Heinlein and passed on to The Heinlein Society, before her death, with permission to present them to the public. They show a seldom-seen intimate look into the private lives of Robert and Virginia Heinlein.
This collection includes nearly 90 photos–the first 14 are presented on this page, more will soon follow. Some of the photos contain a few intriguing surprises and fun glimpses into the Heinleins’ private lives, tastes, and interests.