Ray's office is in his basement, a fascinating warren of rooms beneath his Los Angeles home. In the main room, you can see Ray's desk and typewriter where he works every day. The room is lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, but as you can see, the shelves hold much more than books. There are toys, stuffed animals, masks from around the world, gifts from fans, and souvenirs picked up over the years having to do with books, theater, television, and film.
In one of the smaller annex rooms are shelves holding volumes of Ray's correspondence over the years. Watch for the dated folders. Also in this room is a special set of shelves holding an eclectic array of gifts from Ray's fans.
Look for the director's chair at the base of the stairs - this is the chair Ray was given on the set of John Huston's film "Moby Dick," for which Ray wrote the screenplay.
Ray's living room is an open and airy space, with sun streaming in through the windows and big, comfortable couches before a fireplace. Note the various awards on the mantelpiece and the firemen's helmets on the hearth. The walls of the living room are filled with fantastic art, including a number of significant pieces by renowned artist Joe Mugnaini, who illustrated a number of Ray's stories, and created the acclaimed cover painting for FAHRENHEIT 451. Ray Bradbury is also a famous cat lover. However, what you won't see here are Ray's cats; they were too shy to join us.