Boris Karloff's home is located on Toluca Lake Avenue in Toluca Lake, California. It was here the horror film star lived from 1931 to 1934. Karloff had been appearing in films since 1919 and had never risen above supporting player, but in 1931 he was tapped to star as the monster in Universal's production of Frankenstein. In December of 1931, shortly after moving into this Toluca Lake house, the film was released and Karloff became a star. He then clinched his iconic status with appearances in such horror classics as The Old Dark House (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), The Mummy (1932), The Ghoul (1933) and The Black Cat (1934). While living here he also appeared in Howard Hawks' Scarface (1932) and John Ford's The Lost Patrol (1934). In mid-1934 Karloff and his wife moved to a new home on Bowmont Drive in Coldwater Canyon.