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Technicolor director George Sidney's former home lists for $1.9 million

Technicolor director George Sidney's former home lists for $1.9 million
The former home of celebrated filmmaker George Sidney is listing for sale in Las Vegas for $1.9 million. (Brian Mannasmith / Neon Sun Photography | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

The former Las Vegas home of celebrated filmmaker George Sidney, who directed scores of Technicolor musicals for MGM during the 1940s and early '50s, is listing for sale at $1.9 million.

Found within the Las Vegas Country Club, the Bauhaus-inspired home was built in 1981. Sidney, who died in 2002 at 85, bought the house in 1998 for $1 million, records show. It has been owned by his family since.

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The modern monolith is reached by a stone walkway that ends at a gated courtyard. Groupings of square and glass-block windows are positioned on either side of the wide front of the house. A skywalk overlooks the courtyard.

The roughly 11,000 square feet of living space includes four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The formal living room has a fireplace and a wet bar, and an oversized master suite features three walk-in closets.

There's also a maid's room with a kitchenette and a separate entrance.

Outdoors, the a large patio surrounds a swimming pool. Views take in the golf course.

Jean Merkelbach of Engel & Völkers is the listing agent.

Sidney is known for such box office hits as "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950) and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964). He won Academy Awards for the shorts "Quicker'n a Wink" (1940) and "Of Pups and Puzzles" (1941).

He served as president of the Directors Guild from 1951 to 1959 and then again from 1961 to 1967.

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