Archive for September 10th, 2008

George Clooney’s Comments on Anita Page…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

George Clooney pays tribute to silent movie star Anita Page following her death over the weekend.

 

 

The veteran actress passed away in her sleep at her Los Angeles home on Saturday morning. And the Ocean’s Eleven star remembers the Hollywood legend as resembling a character from Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations and Norma Desmond from 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard. He says, “She looked like a cross between Miss Havisham and Norma Desmond. She had the oomph of a star who believed herself to still be big. She could walk into any party and the whole room would spin round. She’d talk about old movies and stars like Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo and weekends with Randolph Hearst.”

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Pickfair for Sale…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

CELEBRITY REAL ESTATE 

Historic Pickfair Estate in Beverly Hills Hits Market

 

September 9, 2008,
by Marissa Gluck

 

A veritable bargain compared to the Spelling residence, historic property Pickfair has hit the market. The estate once owned by actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, and designed by architect Wallace Neff, is for sale in Beverly Hills. Of course, this isn’t the original Pickfair, since Pia Zadora and her husband tore down the original Neff mansion in the 1980s and put up a larger mansion in its place. The estate is now owned by Unicom Systems (sale price: $15 million in 2005 according to property records, $17.65 million according to Real Estalker,) and apparently is once again in need of restoration according to the listing. In addition to the 17-bedroom, 30-bath estate, the sellers will also negotiate to sell the art and sculptures and “would consider exchange for commercial property, business or other.” Listing price: $60 million.  — 1143 Summit Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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