No, we're not talking about the guy who played the father on “Family Ties”, but that would've been a good event too. This Michael Gross writes about the luxurious homes and social history of the rich and famous. His newest book Unreal Estate focuses on sixteen homes in the Platinum Triangle, including neighborhoods like Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills and Beverly Park, and their residents, like Mary Pickford, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Sylvester Stallone and Suge Knight. The book has just been optioned for an HBO TV series, so come see Gross in person this Wednesday at the Wilton Library (thanks to Elm Street Books in New Canaan) before his popularity explodes.
Michael Gross, The Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Wed., Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Free. (203) 762-3950, elmstreetbooks.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times