6tony curtis and Carolwood
Owlwood, one of the most famous properties in Holmby Hills, has recently been price chopped to $115 million from an original asking price of of $170 million. First occupied by the estranged wife of the founder of the ritzy real estate development, it was later owned in turn by a partner of Conrad Hilton, movie pioneer Joe Schenk, who is alleged to have made love to a young starlet named Marilyn Monroe there, a wealthy oilman, actor Tony Curtis (in the photo), first Sonny and Cher and then Cher and Gregg Allman, a carpet manufacturer, a sleazy, sex-crazed Syrian, and finally a sub-prime mortgage promoter and his second wife, who sold the estate to a real estate developer for $90 million in 2016. It’s one of the great West Los Angeles estates featured in the book Unreal Estate, currently out of print but soon to be re-released as an e-book.