PAM GRIER, star of Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" (1997) and the new Showtime comedy series "Linc's," and her fiance, record producer KEVIN EVANS, have listed their Sherman Oaks house and bought a Marina del Rey home, each for about $1.25 million.
"We're trading land for an ocean view and the heat for cooler weather," said Evans, 36, a senior vice president of RCA Records.
Grier, 48, is also co-starring with Harvey Keitel and Kate Winslet in the Jane Campion-directed movie "Holy Smoke," due to wrap in October, and she is writing her autobiography.
Before "Jackie Brown," Grier was in the 1996 movies "Mars Attacks!" and "Original Gangstas." She first gained fame in such '70s films as "Foxy Brown."
"We will have multiple homes, because I will always keep one in Colorado to be near our families," she said. "Kevin, who doesn't want to be in weather cooler than 50 degrees, can spend time there in the summer."
Grier and Evans plan to marry this year or in early 1999. They met three years ago and learned quickly that they had much in common. "I'm an Air Force brat, and he's an Army brat," she said. They were both raised in Denver. Coincidentally, Evans' family bought Grier's childhood home there in 1981.
The Sherman Oaks house, which is on the market, has five bedrooms and four baths in 5,700 square feet. The three-level contemporary, built about eight years ago, also has a family room, two living rooms, a number of decks overlooking the San Fernando Valley and a pool.
The house is on about an acre in the hills. Grier and Evans lived there for a year.
Their Marina del Rey home, which closed escrow last week, is in the Silver Strand area and has five bedrooms in 5,800 square feet. Built about five years ago, the three-level house has an elevator and, Evans said, "a nice view of the ocean."
Joe Babajian of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills, and Laurent Louvet of Sands' Sherman Oaks office share the listing.
The Malibu home bought in June 1997 by DODI FAYED before he became Princess Diana's companion has been sold for about $9 million, including furnishings, to STAN KROENKE, co-owner with Georgia Frontiere of the St. Louis Rams, sources say.
Kroenke, 50, is a board member of Wal-Mart, and he is a partner with Michael Staenberg, 44, in Missouri-based THF Realty, responsible for building a shopping center empire, featuring Wal-Mart stores, from the Rockies to the Appalachians, sources say.
Kroenke is also chairman and owner of the Kroenke Group, a real estate investment and development corporation headquartered in Columbia, Mo., where he and his family will maintain their primary residence, sources say.
Kroenke's wife, Ann, is a daughter of Bud Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart with his brother, Sam.
Fayed had purchased the six-bedroom oceanfront mansion on five acres for about $7.3 million. The 9,000-square-foot Tuscan villa was built after a five-bedroom house on the property was razed during the early 1990s. The house Fayed bought was completed about 1996.
Fayed and Princess Diana died Aug. 31, 1997, in a Paris car crash, and the house was put on the market in October at $10 million.
The estate, which also has a guest house and a tennis court, was listed with Drew Mandile, Brooke Knapp and Bridget Martens of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills.
Actor MICHAEL NOURI, a regular on the mid-'90s CBS sitcom "Love & War" who starred earlier this year on the Movie Channel's "This Matter of Marriage," and his wife, Vicki, have put their Pacific Palisades home of 11 years on the market at just under $1.1 million.
Nouri, 52, co-starred with Julie Andrews on Broadway in "Victor/Victoria." He gained prominence playing the romantic interest of Jennifer Beals in the movie "Flashdance" (1983).
The actor and his wife plan to make New York their home for a while, sources said.
Their ocean-view home has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 1,750 square feet. The Mediterranean-style house was built in 1928 by a 20th Century Fox set designer, who later added such movie memorabilia as gargoyles from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939) and a staircase and bed from "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935). The home also has a meditation garden.
Michael Mangimelli of Coldwell Banker-Jon Douglas Co., Palisades East office, has the listing.
CAROLE and BARRY KAYE, co-founders of the Carole & Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures across the street from the L.A. County Museum of Art, have sold their penthouse in a low-rise Century City complex for about $1.7 million, and they have purchased a condo in a Wilshire Corridor high-rise for slightly more, sources say.
Barry Kaye wrote the books "Save a Fortune on Your Estate Taxes," "Die Rich and Tax Free," "Live Rich" and "The Investment Alternative." Carole Kaye became interested in miniatures while building a dollhouse with her grandson in 1990. The Kayes' museum opened at its current address in 1994.