Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Greystone Mansion

 I am very happy that I have my alarm dispatch job, because (aside from the paychecks and learning new types of responsibility) there are a bunch of places around Los Angeles that I would probably have never heard of without talking to my fun co-workers. Over the weekend, Amber was the one who told me about Greystone Mansion and Whimsic Alley. And the Catalina Express coupon flyer was on our boss's desk, which was where Michael and I went for my birthday in June. Here are almost three handfuls of pretty pictures from around the Mansion! We couldn't go inside since it's used only for special events like weddings and Murder Mystery dinner parties.
I was really happy that he dressed up for the ritzy area.
Cotton Candy Cat Tails!
& a look into those windows:
One of their neighbors- seen up behind the parking lot.
 & Here is some info about the mansion, according to Wikipedia: The 55-room, Tudor-style former residence, with 46,000 square feet sits on 16 acres of land. At the time it was built, it cost over $3 million and was the most expensive home built in California up to that time. The estate was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his son, Edward "Ned" Doheny, Jr., and his family. On February 16, 1929, just four months after Ned Doheny, his wife Lucy and their five children moved into Greystone, Ned died in his bedroom in a murder-suicide with his secretary, Hugh Plunket. The official story indicated Plunket murdered Ned either because of a "nervous disorder" or inflamed with anger over not receiving a raise. The estate is popular as a filming location due to its beauty, manicured grounds and Beverly Hills location. Some productions contribute to the upkeep and renovation of the mansion. (Some projects filmed there include Spider-Man, National Treasure, The Prestige, Gilmore Girls, and music videos by Mariah Carey and Elton John.

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