Celebrity Homes…Pola Negri

CELEBRITY HOMES

Pola Negri

Then & Now

 

 

621 North Beverly Boulevard

Beverly Hills, California

 

“When Rudy returned from Europe, he came directly to my house. He bounded out of the car and raced to the door, shouting, “Polita, I am free! I am free! — Pola Negri, from her autobiography, Memoirs of a Star

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Pola Negri lived here during her relationship with Rudolph Valentino in 1925-1926. She sold the house several months after Valentino’s death.

 

 

An artists rendition of Negri’s residence, circa 1925

 

Negri’s former residence today, which has changed very little since the 1920s

 

(Courtesy Joe Yranski)

 

 

Photo of residence with Pola standing at door

 

The residence as it looked from the backyard in the 1920s

 

Pola standing at door of residence

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13 Responses to “Celebrity Homes…Pola Negri”

  1. caroline says:

    Fabulous photos of a fabulous house! It amazes me how it has not changed very much since the 1920’s and I always make sure I “stop by” every time that I am in L.A.

    Thanks so much for posting these, Allan 🙂

  2. Harry Martin says:

    Very cool. I liked how the postcard artist stretched the house to look more imposing. The yard is much less deep, but that could have been eroded by the street being widened, but the palm tree is still visible to the left. Love this stuff.
    Harry

  3. debbie says:

    Thank you for the photos. Interesting page. Take care.

  4. Donna says:

    Another great posting (and nice to see my friend Joe Yranski’s name there). So it does look like over time the house lost one fireplace?

    For once, it is nice to see a home close to the original with no major (at least exterior) rennovations.

    Now, you next mission, should you choose to accept it, is Pauline Frederick’s house! 😉

  5. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Hi Donna, and thanks for that. I would love to get Pauline Fredericks house but if I remember it is up on a hill and behind a gated wall. I think I’m correct about that. I will have to check it out.

  6. Melissa says:

    Fabulous posting, Allan!

  7. Jim Lacy says:

    I love reading about this stuff too. Such nice pictures of Pola at her house. Keep up the great posts!

    BTW Allan, I won your “Celebrities in the 1930 Census” at the HU dinner raffle. Fascinating reading! Had trouble prying the book away from my wife — she loves it too!

  8. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Thanks Jim, I was wondering who won the book. I’m so glad you and your wife are enjoying it.

  9. Chris Burns says:

    My aunt and uncle (Sally and Jack Hanson) owned this house in the 60’s/70’s and I don’t recall the address, but I have also seen it listed as 610 N. Beverly Drive, which seems more likely for some reason. I understand the house was torn down many years ago (late 80’s, I think), so it’s hard to tell from aerial shots – neither one looks like the house I remember. Can you verify the address for me?

  10. Sigrid Wharam says:

    HI I was wondering if Pola Negri home is still standing. Because I have heard that a LA female singer moved into a Pola Negri old home in around 2012- 2013. So was wondering if one of her houses was one the singer moved into.

  11. Allan Ellenberger says:

    THIS ONE IS BUT DON’T KNOW IF ITS THE ONE YOU ARE REFERRING TO. OBVIOUSLY SHE LIVED IN SEVERAL HOMES BUT NOT SURE ABOUT THE REMAINING. THANKS.

  12. Sigrid Wharam says:

    Allen Does anyone have all the addresses of the homes Pola Negri owned. My Dad and Mom were friends of Valento and were guests of his and was also invited to Negri home I am coming to La and would like to drive by the homes if still standing.

  13. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Hi Sigrid, try The Movieland Directory, it showcase stars home. here is the site: http://movielanddirectory.com/

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