Archive for July, 2012

Supermodels: The Back Story

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘ documentary on supermodels of a certain age premieres tonight on HBO. For the back story on how they got to supermodeldom…and how modeling itself got super-sized, there’s Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, the New York Times bestseller, recently re-issued in an updated edition and, for the first time, an e-book. You can buy it here.

“Liar Loan” Widow Lists $150 Million Holmby Hills Estate: Marilyn Monroe Canoodled Here

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Dawn Arnall, widow of Roland Arnall, a central figure in creating the mortgage crisis, is quietly seeking to sell Owlwood in Holmby Hills, one of the central estates in Unreal Estate for a noisy $150 million ask, says the Hollywood Reporter and Real Estalker. Among the fabled residents of the gated estate (actually once three separate houses): Tony Curtis (pictured), Cher, Jayne Mansfield, Engelbert Humperdink, David Geffen, and movie mogul Joseph Schenk, who allegedly let Marilyn Monroe stay in a guest house in return for special benefits. Read all about them all in Unreal Estate.

Kristen Stewart’s Lynda Resnick Connection

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The news that actress Kristen Stewart was caught cheating on her Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson was quite unreal. There’s also an Unreal Estate connection. The photos of Stewart snogging her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders put an unwelcome spotlight on the cuckquean (the female equivalent of cuckold) in the affair, Sander’s wife, the British model Liberty Ross. Happier in the glare of publicity is Ross’s father Ian Ross, aka Flipper (for his metal leg), who brought his family to Los Angeles in the ’70s when he signed on as the front man for California’s first roller disco, … Continue reading

A new NYC co-op sale record?

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David Geffen‘s reported purchase of tax-avoider Denise Rich‘s Fifth Avenue apartment for $54 Million sets a new record, says Matt Chaban of the New York Observer. It’s been more than a decade since 740 Park held that record. Sell, Steve Schwarzman, sell!

Richard Zanuck of Beverly Park, RIP

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The Hollywood Reporter reveals that producer Richard D. Zanuck, one of the original residents of Beverly Park, has died at age 77.