Charlton Heston’s Home
I recently wrote about Hollywood homes in 1969 for TCM.com. The blog post featured lots of photos from various houses belonging to actors, directors as well as costume designer Edith Head snapped at the end of the swinging sixties. I thought visitors to Mid-Century Living might appreciate the post so I thought I’d share it here. What follows is an excerpt from my piece along with some sample pictures and a link to the original article.
“… one of my most interesting recent purchases was a lavish coffee table photo collection titled The Hollywood Style originally published in 1969 and co-authored by film historian Arthur Knight. The book provides an intimate look at the luxurious homes of various classic film actors and directors while combining three of my personal passions, history, photography and pre-80s interior design, into an impressive triumvirate that revels in Hollywood extravagance.
If you’ve ever pondered the design of Cecil B. DeMille’s home office or wondered what Jennifer Jones’ bedroom might look like you should find the following photos as curious and captivating as I did.”
Top: Henry Fonda’s billiard room. Middle: The entry way into James Coburn’s home. Bottom: Steve McQueen’s Bedroom
If you’d like to read my entire piece and see more photos of celebrity homes you can find the original article on TCM’s blog: The Hollywood Style