Just As I Thought

It was a pain to build, but what craftsmanship

I find things like this fascinating:


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See that house there? That’s the Dream House that Mr. Blandings built. Seriously!

I find things like this fascinating:


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See that house there? That’s the Dream House that Mr. Blandings built. Seriously!
When they filmed “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” in 1948 they built an actual, practical house on the Fox Ranch (today it is Malibu Creek State Park). The house was built at 7/8 scale in order to make Cary Grant appear taller, and the interior walls are “wild” — moveable — to allow for flexibility in filming.
Before the Fox Ranch was converted to a park, the same house was used for the plantation in “Roots.” Today the house still stands at the entrance to the park, where it is used by the park rangers as an administrative office.
They don’t build film sets like they used to, eh?

2 comments

  • They don’t build film sets like they used to, eh?
    Sure they do… only they do it on a computer.

  • Sorry.

    Try looking at the Edward Cornish estate along the Hudson River.

    You really have no idea what (was) a fabulous place to live until you’ve been there.

    The pool. The main house. The main road. The split river.

    You have no clue.

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