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Clark Gable/Carole Lombard estate for sale in Palm Springs

Hot Property: Former Clark Gable/Carole Lombard estate
The former Clark Gable and Carole Lombard estate in Palm Springs is on the market at $2.195 million.
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The former estate of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the historic Old Las Palmas area of Palm Springs is for sale at $2.195 million.

The seller is film producer Joel Douglas, brother of actor Michael Douglas and the son of actor Kirk Douglas.

Built in 1925, the gated Spanish Colonial sits on more than a half-acre of grounds with a tree-lined circular drive, a pool house and swimming pool and a detached guesthouse and garage. Mature trees and lawn complete the grounds.

The restored pink-stucco house has family room and living room fireplaces, a den/office, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 3,301 square feet of living space. Period details include decorative wrought-iron work, vaulted beamed ceilings and colorful tile accents.


The property is offered furnished and includes a pool table custom made for Kirk Douglas, who will turn 98 in December.

Gable, who died in 1960 at 59, was known for his leading-man roles including playing Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind” (1939). Comic actress Lombard, who died in a 1942 plane crash at 33, appeared in several with Gable in “No Man of Her Own” (1932) and “In Name Only” (1939).

Joel Douglas has worked on such films as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and “It Runs in the Family” (2003), which starred his father and brother.

The property last changed hands in 2003, for $965,000.


Gregg Fletcher and Dean Sipe of Fletcher Sipe Group/HOM Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.

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