Magazine article Variety

Goldwyn Estate Sells to Mysterious Buyer

Magazine article Variety

Goldwyn Estate Sells to Mysterious Buyer

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A historic Beverly Hills mansion, originally built in the 1930s for fllm Industry trailMazer Samuel Goldwyn and owned since the mid1970s by his namesake son, producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., who died in January, has been sold for $25 million. So the stories go, the elder Goldwyn frequently used the property as collateral to finance his films, and regularly entertained a who's who of Golden Age stars including Cole Porter, Frank Capra, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and Charlie Chaplin.

Listed earlier this year with a rose-tinted $39 million price tag, the nearly two-acre estate, discreetly tucked up behind the Beverly Hills Hotel with a city lights view, is anchored by a well-maintained if demode Georgian mansion that measures in at about 11,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a roomy guest apartment above the garage. A curved staircase defines the foyer, the formal dining room is lined with French doors that open to a brick terrace, and a paneled library does double-duty as a 35mm screening room. …

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