| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress Joyce Compton is on the market at $1.795 million.
Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,...
| Nov 6, 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, whose given name is Michael Balzary, has sold his newly built Malibu house for $3.15 million. The two-story contemporary had come on the market in June at $4,795,000.
Designed by Marmol Radziner, the indoor-outdoor...
| Nov 6, 2011
Throughout his career, costume designer Mark Bridges has styled looks from diverse decades. For the 1970s-era "Boogie Nights," he outfitted Mark Wahlberg in denim bell bottoms. In "Blow," he found Johnny Depp '60s-inspired pocketed suits and turtlenecks...
| Sep 10, 2011
Christina Aguilera has sold her Sunset Strip-area house for $4,653,815.
The Midcentury Modern, built in 1960, is in the celebrity-populated "bird streets." The 6,500-square-foot post-and-beam house has a recording studio, a screening room and walls of...
| Jan 7, 2012
One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925's "The Plastic Age," which launched actress Clara Bow. But she watched in horror as her serious treatment on women and work was turned into a frivolous 1947...
| Jul 30, 2011
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke and actor David Charvet have put their Malibu house up for sale at $12.5 million.
Designed to evoke the south of France, where Charvet was born, the chateau-style home is in the Serra Retreat neighborhood. An...
| May 11, 2008
Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
Riverhead Books: 388 pp., $27.95
BY THE time she was 16, Evelyn Nesbit was the face of her age, a stunning beauty with a "heart-...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...