Tuesday, January 02, 2007

finally!

hancock park davids

remember this house? it looks like we'll finally get to see the inside of it on e! channel's high maintenance 90210, which premiered late last night. the series follows employees of an exclusive placement agency that house of david™s owner norbert young is one of three people from whom brian the butler gets interviews; judging from the e!online bio page, mr. young will be regularly called upon. whooo! need to see the pool, which apparently features mr. young's face in mosaic tile.


8 comments:

Acme Instant Food said...

Interesting! That man has been very reluctant to let the media into the house in the past.

ryan said...

this man definitely needs a butler, all right.

kudos santos!!

Santos said...

hi acme! i'm excited. enough to actually watch e!....i always imagined the house to be sort of low and dark for some reason, but i guess now i'll find out.

ryan--oh heck ya! man, your network of informants is like caul fat around the bacon-wrapped hot dog that is los angeles. mo' fat makes everything mo' betta!

eatdrinknbmerry said...

haha I used to pass by this famous house all the time. nice posting!

Anonymous said...

hey dylan--happy new year! looks like you had a great time in hk and taiwan.

melisslissliss said...

I randomly came across your blog while doing a google search for "contact post secret", which led me to your flickr! site, which led me here.

Did you get a chance to see this episode? What's the house like!? This is one hideous monstrosity in an otherwise beautiful neighborhood. I would love to know what these people are like.....

Kiki Maraschino said...

How exciting! I used to love driving by this house when I worked in Koreatown. Remember in the 70s there was a house in Beverly Hills with Greek statuary? When the neighbors complained about the nude statues, the owner painted their naughty bits red! My dad claimed it was the shah of Iran, but I doubt it.

Santos said...

hi kiki! yay, someone remembers that house. it was a 38-room mansion on sunset boulevard, owned by a moroccan millionaire named mohammed al fasi, who was related to saudi royalty by marriage. he painted the mansion this hideous institutional green, and the greek statuary flesh tones, with red genitalia. it burned down sometime in the eighties; the cause was arson, but i believe mr. al fasi was accused of hiring the arsonists himself. i don't remember what happened after that. i think there's still a huge chunk of the estate (if not the whole estate) that's just a grassy lot.

the shah! i think he might have been gaudy but not as vulgar.