Magazine article Variety

Chris McGurk Quietly Sells in Beverly Hills

Magazine article Variety

Chris McGurk Quietly Sells in Beverly Hills

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A Beverly Hills mansion long owned by veteran entertainment industry mover and shaker Chris McGurk was quietly sold, according to property records, in an off-market deal for $16 million. McGurk, formerly vice chairman and COO of MGM - and currently chairman and CEO of juggernaut digital content distributor Cinedigm - acquired the double-gated estate in August 1996 for $3.77 million from Louise Taper, an accomplished historian and the Lincoln-artifact-collecting daughter-in-law of late real estate developer S. Mark Taper, after whom the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles was named.

The nearly three-quarter-acre estate, just around the comer from the Beverly Hills Hotel on a wide and tree-lined street, is anchored by a vaguely Tudor-style mansion of about 11,500 square feet, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A double-height foyer with a curved staircase and inlaid Parquet de Versailles-style wood floors leads to a formal living room with a stone fireplace, a separate dining room, and a family room with another stone fireplace. …

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