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Greystone Mansion as a go-to location

The Beverly Hills landmark is a popular film set, used by the makers of 'The Social Network' and 'Spider-Man,' among others.

March 07, 2011
  • Greystone Mansion, built by oil baron Edward Doheny for his son, is the home of the fictional oilman played by Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood."
Greystone Mansion, built by oil baron Edward Doheny for his son, is the home… (Los Angeles Times )

Classic Locations

Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills has gone through numerous permutations since construction was completed in 1928. Oil magnate Edward Laurence Doheny had given his son Ned and daughter-in-law Lucy 12.58 acres in 1926. And it was on this acreage that the largest family estate in Beverly Hills was built.

The house was sold in 1955 to a Midwest industrialist who rented it out to movie studios. After he announced in 1963 that he wanted to subdivide the property, Beverly Hills bought the mansion and the grounds, which were converted into a park in 1965. In 1969, Greystone became home for 13 years to the American Film Institute. Now, it's a popular film set. Among the films shot there include "The Social Network," "There Will Be Blood," "Spider-Man," "X-Men," "The Big Lebowski, "Stripes," "The Loved One" and "Hush … Hush Sweet Charlotte."

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