Marilyn Monroe house declared a cultural landmark, saving it from destruction

A man views a property for sale on a website in 2010 advertising the former home of actress Marilyn Monroe which was the scene of her death in the Brentwood suburb of Los Angeles. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

LOS ANGELES — After a year-long battle, Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood home has been saved from destruction.