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Live like a celebrity at the Orson Welles View Estate! This 3,000 sq ft. Old Hollywood charm was originally owned by one of Hollywood's golden boys, Orson Welles, and was subsequently owned and inhabited by a long list of stars including Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and David Bowie. Sitting just atop Sunset Blvd on its own roughly 15,000 sq. ft. private knoll, this 4 bedroom estate features a magical lagoon pool with Jacuzzi, beautiful foliage, a waterfall, and a dry sauna, and a huge outdoor deck overlooking stunning views of Hollywood and beyond. Recently remodeled in several different sections including a new bathroom with spa tub, the master bedroom is furnished with a California king size bed, while the other three bedrooms have queen sized beds providing maximum comfort. Gorgeous views await you throughout the house, and a pool table will entertain you and your guests throughout your stay. This Cape Cod style estate was originally built in 1928 and has an amazing Hollywood history. Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 30s and 40s, built the house. After several years the house was then inhabited by Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theater, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Welles' novel, "The War of the Worlds," which was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners supposedly thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Orson Welles wrote "Citizen Kane" while living here at this house. "Citizen Kane" (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the iconic role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Touch of Evil" (1958), "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), and "F for Fake" (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces. Rita Hayworth, once the wife of Orson Welles, also lived in the house with him. Other famous celebrities that have lived here since include Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Peter Lorre ("Casablanca", "Maltese Falcon" and various Alfred Hitchcock films), who lived in the house until he died in 1969, Paul Williams (the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter who wrote songs for Elvis Presley), Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and David Bowie, who sold it in 2004. The current owner now makes this Hollywood landmark available for lucky visitors like you who get to experience its magic, charm and remarkable history. Please Note: If this property is unavailable during your desired dates, inquire with a LUXPADS representative to view 60+ similar properties to meet your travel needs!
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The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's east border with Hollywood at Marmont Lane to its west border with Beverly Hills at Phyllis street. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment business. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.