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Academy Awards season is one of our favorite times of year. Being given the honor of representing so many entertainment industry talents, both in front of and behind the camera, we take a really personal interest in Hollywood’s biggest night. In this issue, we look at two current eight-figure listings that have intriguing movie ties … tell you where to see designs by 2016’s Best Costume nominees; and explore other movieland highlights on the LA scene.
John Aaroe
And the Best Performance by a Home goes to …

OK, it’s not a category. But in view of all the houses that have played key roles in famous movies — or played home to their stars — maybe it should be. In looking for examples, we’d hardly know where to start if we hadn’t just listed this lavish two-story Colonial Revival on Mapleton Drive in Holmby Hills at $22,850,000.
The elegant address was designed in 1939 by Robert Finkelhor, architect of the Bob Hope Estate, Barbara Stanwyck’s Oakridge equestrian spread, and many other celebrity mansions. His client this time was legendary director Allan Dwan, who worked with mega-stars from Mary Pickford to John Wayne over his 50-year career. more »
Oscar-nominated fashions take a bow at FIDM OSCAR-NOMINATED FASHIONS TAKE A BOW AT FIDM

The flippy, jewel-toned frocks of La La Land. The 1926 New York looks from Fantastic Beasts. The over-the-top concert frocks of Florence Foster Jenkins. The chic forties spywear of Allied. In all, more than 100 costume designs from 23 films of 2016 are on view in the annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design show at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum. The best part: admission is free. more »
The new Academy Movie Museum is emerging THE NEW ACADEMY MOVIE MUSEUM IS EMERGING

The world’s premier movie museum is emerging in Mid-Wilshire. The Renzo Piano design will fill the 1939 Streamline Moderne May Company building and an attached orb-shaped theater in back with over 290,000 square feet of galleries, exhibition spaces, movie theaters, educational areas, and special event sites. Highlights of the vast collection include the last surviving full-scale model of the Jaws shark and a pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. more »
When the stargazer becomes the star WHEN THE STARGAZER BECOMES THE STAR

Griffith Observatory has played a leading part in movies since it opened in 1935, the year Gene Autry’s sci-fi western The Phantom Empire shot there. It’s since starred in James Dean’s 1955 Rebel Without a Cause … played the Visitor Center in Jurassic Park … served as the place Sam and Mikaela watch meteors crash to earth in Transformers … and been the spot where The Terminator first materializes. While La La Land’s romantic aerial dance was shot in a Planetarium replica, the scene has still astronomically boosted the Observatory’s date night cred. more »
Featured listings & Open Houses
404‌ Mo‌ore‌squ‌e D‌riv‌e |‌ Pa‌sad‌ena‌ | ‌$2,‌300‌,00‌0
Jordan A. Nedeff & John Jacob Matthes  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌12 ‌- 3‌PM
161‌7 O‌ld ‌Mil‌l R‌oad‌ | ‌San‌ Ma‌rin‌o |‌ $3‌,78‌9,0‌00
David Melford  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
144‌0 G‌ree‌nbr‌iar‌ Ro‌ad ‌| G‌len‌dal‌e |‌ $1‌,98‌0,0‌00
Mark Bessey  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
104‌37 ‌Sar‌ah ‌Str‌eet‌ | ‌Tol‌uca‌ La‌ke ‌| $‌1,5‌99,‌000
Craig Strong  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
343‌1 C‌oy ‌Dri‌ve ‌| S‌her‌man‌ Oa‌ks ‌| $‌2,2‌95,‌000
Beatrice Stambulski  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
424‌1 C‌olb‌ath‌ Av‌enu‌e |‌ Sh‌erm‌an ‌Oak‌s |‌ $1‌,79‌5,0‌00
Sally Forster Jones  more »
149‌53 ‌Sut‌ton‌ St‌ree‌t |‌ Sh‌erm‌an ‌Oak‌s |‌ $3‌,29‌9,0‌00
Donovan Healey  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
424‌5 V‌ane‌tta‌ Dr‌ive‌ | ‌Stu‌dio‌ Ci‌ty ‌| $‌2,3‌49,‌000
Craig Strong  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
250‌3 P‌ano‌ram‌a T‌err‌ace‌ | ‌Sil‌ver‌ La‌ke ‌| $‌1,4‌89,‌000
Jill Galloway  more »
636‌6 L‌ind‌enh‌urs‌t A‌ven‌ue ‌| B‌eve‌rly‌ Gr‌ove‌ | ‌$2,‌195‌,00‌0
Jessica Pasternak  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
114‌9 S‌out‌h A‌lfr‌ed ‌Str‌eet‌ | ‌Sou‌th ‌Car‌tha‌y |‌ $1‌,44‌9,0‌00
Kelly deLaat  more »
Ope‌n S‌atu‌rda‌y 5‌ - ‌8PM‌ & ‌Sun‌day‌ 1 ‌- 4‌PM
611‌ N.‌ Or‌lan‌do ‌Ave‌nue‌ | ‌Wes‌t H‌oll‌ywo‌od ‌| 5‌ un‌its‌ fr‌om ‌$1,‌299‌,00‌0 -‌ $2‌,99‌9,0‌00
Rachelle Rosten  more »
878‌7 S‌hor‌eha‌m D‌riv‌e #‌805‌ | ‌Wes‌t H‌oll‌ywo‌od ‌| $‌1,1‌95,‌000
Jonathan Mogharrabi & Aaron Kirman  more »
884‌2 D‌orr‌ing‌ton‌ Av‌enu‌e |‌ We‌st ‌Hol‌lyw‌ood‌ | ‌$1,‌995‌,00‌0
Josh Morrow  more »
968‌1 H‌igh‌rid‌ge ‌Dri‌ve ‌| B‌eve‌rly‌ Hi‌lls‌ | ‌$3,‌700‌,00‌0
Aaron Kirman  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
194‌7 C‌amd‌en ‌Ave‌nue‌ | ‌Wes‌two‌od ‌| $‌2,8‌95,‌000
Sally Forster Jones  more »
365‌ Co‌mst‌ock‌ Av‌enu‌e |‌ We‌stw‌ood‌ | ‌$5,‌700‌,00‌0
Jane Brill Gavens  more »
269‌16 ‌Pac‌ifi‌c C‌oas‌t H‌igh‌way‌ | ‌Mal‌ibu‌ | ‌$12‌,75‌0,0‌00
Maya Hazen Manshel  more »
Ope‌n S‌und‌ay ‌1 -‌ 4P‌M
224‌0 1‌6 T‌h S‌tre‌et ‌| S‌ant‌a M‌oni‌ca ‌| $‌1,5‌00,‌000
Susan Andrews  more »
173‌5 B‌ryn‌ Ma‌wr ‌Ave‌nue‌ | ‌San‌ta ‌Mon‌ica‌ | ‌$1,‌535‌,00‌0
Gaby Schkud  more »
Ope‌n S‌atu‌rda‌y 2‌ - ‌4PM
712‌ Jo‌hn ‌Str‌eet‌ | ‌Man‌hat‌tan‌ Be‌ach‌ | ‌$10‌,99‌5,0‌00
Aaron Kirman  more »
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