Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ain't No Party Like An Old Hollywood Party...

Entrance to Buster Keaton Estate

Mark your calendars. On Saturday, October 6, 2012, the Los Angeles Conservancy is having a benefit dinner party that is being held at the Buster Keaton Estate in Beverly Hills. This your chance to support a great cause and explore the home of a Hollywood legend - and not just one Hollywood legend.

Media Room

The Los Angeles Conservancy website says this about the home:
"Buster Keaton built the 10,000 square-foot home shortly after completing his masterpiece, The General (1926). Yet the estate's Hollywood pedigree doesn't stop there: it was later the home to other stars, including Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, and James Mason. By the mid-1990s, the estate had fallen into disrepair. It was purchased by a pair of preservation-minded buyers who immediately undertook a major restoration."

The Entry

Just think of all the guests who have passed through the above entrance way. If only walls could talk - the stories they would be able to tell!

Billiard Room

If you would like to attend, tickets don't come cheap. Individual tickets begin at $300 each and go up to $10,000! But hey, if you got that kind of dough why not put it to good use. Space for dinner is limited. Attire is cocktail or 1920s vintage.

For full details and to purchase tickets visit the Los Angeles Conservancy website.

All photos (c) 2012 LAFIA ARVIN, A DESIGN CORPORATION. To view more photos of the Keaton Estate, including photos before the restoration as well as after the restoration, visit their website here.

3 comments:

Kelleen said...

Wow, this is amazing!!!
I'm hoping I can scrape together enough for a ticket, it would be spectacular to experience this in person.

Are you going?

;)

Robby Cress said...

Hi Kelleen,

I would love to sip a cocktail in Buster's home, but with a new baby at home, I'm saving my coins. If only the individual tickets were a little less expensive - but I understand it is for a good cause. If you're able to attend you will have to report back on the experience!

rocket9 said...

It's hard to believe how much money Buster and other silent film stars made way back when! And many of them lost it all just as fast and certainly, Mr. Keaton was no exception. Beautiful restoration done on the house..Buster's gift to the film world was enormous. I love his films and I suspect I would have loved the man as well. His personality really comes through in a famous short he did for the NFB here in Canada called "The Railrodder" and a film made of the filming called "Buster Keaton Rides Again" Both available to watch online here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/buster_keaton_rides_again
http://www.nfb.ca/film/railrodder/

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