J. Randy Taraborrelli's Hollywood Hills compound sells for $3.1 million

PropertyMarilyn MonroeElizabeth TaylorFrank Bruno

The Hollywood Hills compound of biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has sold for $3.1 million.

The Spanish Colonial-style walled and gated property has a main house with four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms and a guesthouse with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for a total of 4,557 square feet of living space.

The home, built in 1941, sits on about half an acre with city and mountain views. There is a courtyard entry, 20-foot pitched open-beam ceilings, stained glass, wrought-iron chandeliers, balconies and a swimming pool.

Taraborrelli, 53, has written several New York Times bestsellers, including "Elizabeth," the biography of Elizabeth Taylor. He is due to have a book coming out in August titled "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe."

Frank Bruno, Keller Williams Realty Sunset, had the listing. Roberta Collins, Coldwell Banker, Los Feliz, represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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