Stan Lee, the bespectacled comic book creator and former Marvel Comics president who created or co-created pretty much every superhero now in theaters that isn’t Batman or Superman (Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, the X-Men, etc.), has put his 1945 house in the Hollywood Hills Bird Streets up for sale. Listed as “an amazing opportunity for someone to build/develop their dream home,” the 2,500-square-foot house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, says the LA Times, plus a living room fireplace—although it doesn’t sound like any of that will be around for very long (maybe they’ll be brought back to life in a future series). Lee bought the place in 2006 for $ 3.599 million and is listing it now for $ 3.75 million.
Hey, remember that kooky guesthouse in Pacific Palisades that popped up for rent on Craigslist about a month ago—the one situated above the garage in which the popular actress and restaurateur Thelma Todd met her untimely end in 1935? Well a tipster has passed along the news that the 15,000-square-foot, Spanish-style building that once housed the screen star’s eponymous seaside cafe on its groundfloor, a private nightclub for Hollywood elites on its second, and Todd’s glamorous apartment on its third, has also recently come available.
According to a 2002 LA Timesfeature, Todd’s business partner (and former director/lover) Roland West continued operating the cafe after her death, with mixed results. After West died, the building passed into the hands of his widow, singer Lola Lane. A devout Catholic, Lane invited a priest named Father Bud Kieser to run his religiously-oriented film and TV production company, Paulist Productions, out of the ground floor, eventually deeding the building to the production company. And that’s how they came to own a gorgeous building in a prime location worth millions of dollars.
Per the listing, the historic 1928 structure now offers two floors of office space along with the groundfloor production studio, 360-degree views from the top floor, and “direct bridge access to the sand.” Sited on a 22,146-square-foot lot, it’s asking $ 7.995 million.