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John Larronde


FILMMAKER

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

John Larronde was born in Hollywood in 1915. After service in World War II, he built a beachfront home in Latigo, just north of Malibu, where he lived for 40 years, surfing, making boards, gardening, and occasionally shooting 16mm film of his friends. In the last stages of Alzheimer’s, Larronde talked often about how he’s just ridden his best wave, caught his biggest fish, or grown the sweetest fruits and tastiest vegetables. He died peacefully.