Pasadena's Most Expensive Home

Pasadena’s Most Expensive Home Comes With a DIY Option

Those familiar with Pasadena know it’s the home of many palatial estates, but this property takes the cake as Pasadena’s most expensive home on the market now, and invites the buyer to finish it. Pasadena sits about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and boasts its fair share of grand estates. Many date to…

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MULAN Review — Fine But Not Fantastic

Critic Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Mulan review says the long awaited live action Disney film is good but not great. Still, it’s definitely worth the $30. With all Disney’s resources of Disney, including all the bells and whistles an estimated $200 million can buy, I was expecting something a little more on the Crouching Tiger, Hidden…

The Priciest Place in Pasadena Isn’t Done—for $39.8M, You Can Finish It

The Priciest Place in Pasadena Isn’t Done—for $39.8M, You Can Finish It

realtor.com Pasadena sits about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and boasts its fair share of grand estates. Many date to the early 20th century, when moguls made their home in the area. However, a more modern home rivals the old-money mansions—both in size and price. It’s on the market for $39.8 million, and…

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The Penny Marshall Estate Sale — You Won’t Want to Miss It!

Highlights of the Penny Marshall Estate Sale — who knew she had so many fabulous things? And some are reasonably priced!    Everyone knew that the great Penny Marshall, who passed away in December of 2018, was a superlative comedic actress, director and producer. But who knew she was such a fascinating collector? Fans and…

Famous L.A. Boathouse Finds a New Captain in Less Than 2 Weeks

Famous L.A. Boathouse Finds a New Captain in Less Than 2 Weeks

realtor.com The famed Los Angeles boathouses don’t look like much from the street. But once you step into one of the seven wood-frame homes that float over a canyon in the Hollywood Hills, you begin to understand why they’re in high demand. Need further proof of their desirability? The most recent transaction involved a boathouse…

Swanky Sunset Strip Home Once Owned by Rock Hudson Finds a Buyer

Swanky Sunset Strip Home Once Owned by Rock Hudson Finds a Buyer

realtor.com, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images Towering over one of the chicest strands of the Sunset Strip, a turreted home owned by the movie star Rock Hudson in the 1970s has eventually found the right price—and the right buyer. Listed in May for $3.75 million, the Country English-style property went into contract shortly after the asking price dropped…

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The LAST MOVIE STAR Review — Burt Reynolds’ Swan Song is a Real Treat

The Last Movie Star review— Lisa Johnson Mandell says Adam Rifkin’s film, Burt Reynolds swan song, is a poignant and entertaining treasure.  Feeling like you’ve just about finished Netflix and Amazon and are looking for something new/old to watch? May I suggest a film that you might have missed if it ever came to a…

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Live Like Kim Basinger in the LA Confidential House

The LA Confidential house, where Kim Basinger’s character lived and worked in the iconic noir film, has been completely redone, and is it ever extraordinary! It’s amazing what a difference a couple of years—and a couple of talented designers—can make. Two years ago, we told you about the famous Hollywood-area home that played a crucial…

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Get Fit While Watching TV With This Tiny Exercise Equipment

These 5 pieces of tiny exercise equipment can fit in just about any home, and be used just about any time — even while watching your favorite TV show! Millions of Americans are finding out that they don’t need to join a gym to stay fit. They don’t even need to leave their own homes,…

The Burnt Orange Heresy review

THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY Review — It’s a Good, Slow Burn

In her The Burnt Orange Heresy review, Lisa Johnson Mandell says the slow simmer to reach the ultimate boiling point is worth the wait. In the beginning of The Burnt Orange Heresy, we see annoyingly smug art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) in Italy, lecturing a group of eager tourists about an ersatz masterpiece supposedly done…

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