Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peter Bogdanovich and Cybill Shepherd Home

I always enjoy flipping through old magazines and now, flipping through electronic archives of old magazines. I recently came across this People magazine article from 1974, on the hot young couple of the time, Peter Bogdanovich and Cybill Shepherd. The article is about the two playing house in their new home in Bel Air, a home once owned by Kay Gable (Clark's fifth wife).

Bogdanovich met Shepherd when he cast her in his 1971 film, The Last Picture Show. Ironically, Bogdanvoich was at a Ralph's grocery store in California when his then wife, Polly Platt, pointed out a model on the cover of Glamour magazine. Platt thought she would be perfect for the part of Jacy. Bogdanovich did cast Shepherd, and an affair began during filming. Eventually, Bogdanovich and Platt would divorce. Jump ahead 3 years after The Last Picture Show, and Bogdanovich and Shepherd were living together, although not married.

Of course, we now know the relationship between Bogdanovich and Shepherd would not last either, but it's interesting to see how in love they were at the time. My favorite part in the article is when Shepherd says, "Peter was so romantic. When he walked into the living room and saw the tile, he said, 'As Valentino used to say, there is nothing like tile for tangoing.'" And the two tangoed.


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very interesting, for me, especially about the Kay Gable part, as I collect on Carole Lombard. She must have owned this house before she married Gable and moved to his ranch in

Dr Bitz said...

I ran across Clark Gable's Brentwood Heights home that is seen on so many postcards. 200 Bristol.

Matthew Coniam said...

Thanks for this - I'm a huge Bogdanovich fan and I found this really interesting. Shame the public abandoned him: he should have become one of the legends.

Marty said...

I never knew that story re. how Cybill Shepherd and Peter Bogdanovich hooked up, that it was Peter's wife who saw a photo of Shepherd and urged him to cast her. Very much like Bogie and Bacall ...


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