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Lee Phillip Bell’s Golden Age Estate Seeks A-List Price

Lee Phillip Bell’s Golden Age Estate Seeks A-List Price

The longtime residence of the late soap opera icon Lee Phillip Bell has come up for sale, carrying an attention-grabbing, if perhaps not entirely surprising, $39 million pricetag. Well-maintained, with exquisitely curated grounds, the multi-structure estate sprawls across 2.5 acres of hilltop land in the prime lower Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles, lording over the surrounding neighbors and offering views to the Century City and Downtown L.A. skylines.

Originally built in 1934, the property was owned in the 1940s by Academy Award-nominated actor Charles Boyer, a Hollywood leading man of the era who starred in a number of black-and-white classics, including “Gaslight,” “Algiers,” “Conquest,” and “Love Affair,” to name but a few.

In the late ’40s, Boyer sought to terminate his contract with Rko Pictures, one of the big five studios of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As part of the unusual settlement negotiations, the studio agreed to purchase his sprawling estate

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