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'Not a Single Luxury'

April 01, 2001|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Alan Hale Sr., who played Little John in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" in 1938 and appeared in nearly 300 other film roles, and his wife, silent-film actress Gretchen Hale (also known as Greta Hartman), bought this house in 1935, seven years after it was built in the Hollywood Hills.

Since then, the house has remained in the Hale family and was the home of the late Alan Hale Jr., best known as the skipper in the '60s TV series "Gilligan's Island," and his sister, Karen Hale Wookey, a longtime script supervisor in Hollywood.

About this house: Built by European craftsmen, the Mediterranean classic, with a grand rotunda entry, has thick walls, ornate iron work, oak floors and hand-painted French tiles. The house also still has its original kitchen and four baths.

Asking price: $2.4 million

Size: The house has five bedrooms in 4,725 square feet.

Features: High above the street, the house and pool area have privacy and city views. The home also has a pool house, chauffeur's quarters and gardens.

Where: 1940 Outpost Circle, in the Outpost Estates of the Hollywood Hills.

Listing agents: Raymond and Dia Schuldenfrei, Re/Max Beverly Hills, (323) 461-5743

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Candidates for Home of the Week can be e-mailed to ruth .ryon@latimes.com.

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