Comments: An amazing thing happened at the Spider Pool

Your Amazing Ted.


Posted by vadergrrrl at November 9, 2004 11:37 PM

I'd like to know who owns the property it's on, and, as you said, who built it.

Posted by Susie at November 11, 2004 10:21 AM

It would be great if the owner of that Spider Pool site could be determined,
and permission obtained to do like an "archaeological dig" there, and unearth
all of the rest of it which slid down the hill and got buried many decades ago.

Posted by Tzek at December 12, 2004 04:22 AM

While my heart is obviously with those in CA who have recently lost loved ones and/or their residences, I hope the heavy rains & subsequent mudslides didn't obliterate what little remains of the Spider Pool.

Posted by Bardieu at January 14, 2005 12:53 AM

Spiderpool research has shifted away from Usenet and since the rediscovery of the site considerable work has been been done on this topic by the members of the Spiderpool Research Society ( It turns out that the pool was built in the 1920's by legendary silent film director and screenwriter John W. (Jack) McDermott and was part of his equally fantastic estate. The pool was most likely razed by the City of Los Angeles in 1962 but the spider still remains. Unfortunately, the site is on private property and is very, very difficult to access.

Why a spider? You can find out by visiting the group which mixes mystery with popular culture and pin up photos.

Posted by Spiderpool Historian at September 22, 2005 02:55 PM
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