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From Gloria Swanson's 1918 Hollywood bungalow to Brad Pitt's Beverly Hills estate, Movie Star Homes: The Famous to the Forgotten profiles the extravagant, lavish, and eccentric residences of the rich and famous. Each of the entries includes a photo of the star and brief summation of the star's career, the address of the star's home, a photo of the home as it looks today, and fascinating facts about the residence. In addition to magnificent mansions, the homes where celebrities lived before they became famous are also featured, such as Natalie Wood's humble 1945 residence and the home of Buster Keaton before he built his famed Italian villa in Beverly Hills.
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Santa Monica Press (May 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Homes of rich and famous in Hollywood
on February 27, 2014
By Rama Rao
This is a very interesting book for all fans of Hollywood stars, and for those who would like to visit Hollywood and Beverly Hills to see movie star homes. This book provides the address of many Hollywood stars from silent era to the currently active actors and actresses. Most of these houses are located in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas in Southern California. So, if you are driving, then it is easy to cover a lot of houses in one day trip. The authors provide for each house, the street address, a picture of the house, and a brief profile of the actor/actress. In some cases the history of the house is also discussed.
Great little read
on February 7, 2014
I kept this book in the car with me and would whip it out if I had some down time in the area in between sales calls. I am also a fan of filming locations in the area such as the Brady Bunch house, the Poltergeist house, the ET house, and such. Many of the homes were ordinary or simply above average places where these stars would live, long before the papparazzi and TMZ would pester them. Google maps street view and sattelite view has taken some of the allure away from a book like this but for the price and the readability it is a good paperback. The crooked Hollywood sign font on the cover with the palm trees and Sunset Blvd sign is so Los Angeles.
on October 11, 2017
By Eugene C. Kenourgios
pleased with purchase.
Movie Star Hom
on October 3, 2015
By Edward J. Fairchild
Again, a living tour of the famous, right where they lived!!! For those who haven’t gotten there yet, its a great coffee table book!!!
on January 4, 2017
By Victoria Buresch
Great — thanks!
on March 21, 2016
By debbie mclean
great book,very interesting,lots of good pictures too
on April 13, 2015
By john j.watkins
Loved this book as well homes of the stars was fascinating
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