Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hyer Up in the Hills – The Martha Hyer Residence

In December 1957, beautiful blonde actress Martha Hyer paid $95,000 for an ultra modern hillside hideaway at 8688 Hollywood Boulevard high above the Sunset Strip. Hyer’s stylish new home proved to be a perfect metaphor for her carefully cultivated on-screen … Continue reading

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A Real Champ – Jackie Cooper

Word has┬ácome down that Jackie Cooper, one of the last great survivors of Hollywood’s┬ácelebrated Golden Age, is gone, dead at 88 in Beverly Hills. One of the finest child performers ever turned out by Hollywood, Cooper earned a Best Actor … Continue reading

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It’s Not Complicated – It’s Simply a Great House!

I was pretty late to the party when it came to seeing Nancy Meyers’ 2009 romantic comedy It’s Complicated and whenever I asked anyone who had seen it what they thought the reaction was always the same. “Oh my God, … Continue reading

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