The latest price chop of the “Mommie Dearest” mansion seems to have done the trick.
The Los Angeles home that provided the backdrop for many scenes in the 1981 film “Mommie Dearest” has just entered contract, according to listing records. The buyer of the property has not yet been revealed.
The cost of the grand mansion in the coveted Holmby Hills neighborhood was trimmed to $19.999 million last month from its most recent asking price of $22.85 million, and even more drastically from its original listing price of $35 million set during the summer of 2016.
The six-bedroom home provided the setting for several scenes in “Mommie Dearest,” the movie adaption of Christina Crawford’s autobiographical tale of the alleged abuse she experienced at the hands of her movie-star adoptive mother, Joan Crawford, played in the film by Faye Dunaway.
While many of the scenes inside the house were filmed at another location during the shooting, this mansion, located at the exclusive South Mapleton Drive, was used for all its backyard scenes—including the infamous swimming race and the lavish birthday party complete with a carousel.
Crawford’s story has hit TV screens again recently, with the launch of “Feud,” the FX miniseries that chronicles the rivalry between Crawford (played by Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) during the filming of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” in the 1960s.
The L.A. home on the market is just across the street from the recently sold Playboy mansion and was built in 1939 for “Heidi” director Allan Dwan.
The Georgian colonial revival-style home sits on 1.66 acres of manicured grounds, which include a pool, a pool house pavilion and a tennis court, according to the listing. Judging from the listing photos, it all appears to be virtually unchanged from the time the movie was filmed.
Other features of the white-painted, five-bathroom home include a grand entrance to greet visitors, a dramatic spiral staircase, a wood-paneled living room with secret panels, an antique French fireplace and Palladium windows in the master bedroom.
The listing agent, Christophe Choo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, declined to comment.
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