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The Malibu Colony

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

LOS ANGELES HISTORY

Living chic by jowl in the Malibu Colony

 

 Bing Crosby's Malibu house

Bing Crosby’s Malibu Colony home in 1931. The first to sign a lease was Swedish silent film star Anna Q. Nilsson. (Malibu Lagoon Museum)

  

There’s plenty of Hollywood money — and history — packed along that fabled sandy stretch of Malibu.

 

By Veronique de Turenne
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2009

 

When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank executive joined a long line of people aching to lay claim to that fabled stretch of sand.

 

Located in the heart of Malibu just up the coast from Surfrider Beach, the famed Malibu Colony is a half-mile stretch of 100 or so homes that sit inches apart on the shoreline. They’re luxurious retreats outfitted with outdoor kitchens, private cabanas and seaside teahouses. The roster of residents reads like the credits of the world’s biggest ensemble movie. And the price tags, which start in the high seven figures, climb ever upward.

 

To be sure, the century-long history of the land has always been rich and star-studded.

 

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