July 15, 2011 |
The biggest home in Los Angeles County is ready for a new nickname: The 56,500-square-foot Manor, dubbed Candyland after owner Candy Spelling, has been sold to another wealthy socialite, British heiress Petra Ecclestone, in an all-cash deal for $85 million. As steep as that price is, it's not a record or even close to what Spelling was asking. The priciest Southland home transaction was the 2000 sale of an 8-acre estate in Bel-Air to financial executive Gary Winnick in a deal that included the trade of other land, for a total value of about $94 million.
September 25, 2011 |
The gig: As chief executive of Jan's & Co. Fine French Antiques Inc. in South Los Angeles, Claudio Boltiansky spends his days sifting through the endless pool of inventory available for sale in catalogs, online auctions, email offerings or at estates around the world. When not on buying trips, he meets clients at Jan's 15,000-square-foot showroom or arranges displays. His daily routine can start at 3 a.m. with telephone bidding at auction houses on the other side of the globe. "I have found myself in the middle of the night with the phone on one ear, where bidding is being made in French, while simultaneously on my cellphone, where the bidding is taking place in German," he said.
February 4, 2013 |
Bobbi Kristina Brown has slammed her grandmother's new book, "Remembering Whitney," about the late Whitney Houston, Krissy's mom. "ANYTHING concerning my grandmothers Book I & @nickdgordon OF COURSE personally have NOTHING 2 do with I ask you pls RESPECT tht Haven't read & won't," she said on Twitter last week, several days after Cissy Houston's interview with Oprah Winfrey had aired. "I find it 2B Disrespect 2 MY MOTHER & me being HER DAUGHTER won't tolerate it. I LOVE YOU ALL for your support though & I thank you immensely••xO!"
March 17, 2000 |
The husband of a DuPont family heiress was sentenced Thursday to more than 16 years in prison for his role in the contract killing of a former prostitute who became a family nemesis. "To this day, I don't know why I did what I did," Christopher Moseley told U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush. "But I do know Patricia Margello is dead, and I'm responsible for that." Moseley and three others were charged in the Aug. 2, 1998 death of Margello in a seedy motel near the Las Vegas Strip.
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December 27, 2007 |
Hotel magnate Barron Hilton, grandfather of heiress Paris Hilton, has bequeathed 97% of his estimated $2.3-billion net worth to his father's charity foundation, officials said Wednesday. The contribution to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to come from the sale of Hilton Hotels Corp. and the pending sale of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. after the money is placed in a trust, is the largest in the foundation's history and will bring its value to about $4.5 billion.
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August 9, 2006 |
Glendale police Tuesday confirmed that the death last week of Clifton's Cafeteria heiress and philanthropist Jean Clinton Roeschlaub was a homicide. Detectives released few details but said they had decided to treat her death as a homicide after the Los Angeles County coroner completed an autopsy, the results of which have been sealed. Roeschlaub, 83, was found inside her 16th-floor penthouse Aug. 2. "Based on the findings by the coroner ...
July 22, 2008 |
The top two floors of a Century City residential tower still under construction have been sold for a record $47 million to Candy Spelling, the widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling. A $47-million price tag may seem like an enormous sum, but this is all about downshifting in the fast lane.
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June 23, 2011 |
When she died last month at 104, Huguette Clark was known as a reclusive heiress, a woman who resided for decades in a New York hospital surrounded by her cherished French dolls. But when her will was filed Wednesday, the famously private Clark essentially invited the public on a future tour of her bluff-top Santa Barbara estate, where a museum is to be established for her extensive collection of paintings, musical instruments — she owned at least one Stradivarius — and rare books.
October 31, 1985 |
Marchioness Isabella Guglielmi, an Italian noblewoman kidnaped by armed men four months ago, was freed late Tuesday night on a roadside near this northern Italian city, police reported Wednesday. According to Italian press reports, her relatives paid a ransom of $1.12 million about two weeks ago.