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'Chinatown' writer Robert Towne lists Westside estate
'Chinatown' writer Robert Towne lists Westside estate

"Chinatown" writer Robert Towne has listed his estate on the Westside at $12.995 million. Built in 1926 and designed for grand entertaining, the restored English country-style mansion and guesthouse have seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 10,000 square feet of living space. The nearly three-quarter-acre property is wooded and includes a swimming pool, a rose garden and a spice garden. Towne, 77, won an Oscar for original screenplay in 1975 for the Jack Nicholson-starring film about land and water rights disputes. He wrote the screenplays for "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Mission Impossible: I" (1996) and "Mission Impossible: II" (2000). Public...

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