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THE CURTIZ GUEST HOUSE
Article from the L.A. Times
HOT PROPERTY; New Home for the Holidays?; Home Edition
New Home for the Holidays?
By RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Times Sunday November 12, 1995
Real Estate, Page 1
Type of Material: Column
JODIE FOSTER, who directed and produced the just-opened "Home for
the Holidays," has put her Woodland Hills house on the market at $1.1
The Oscar-winning actress ("The Accused," 1988; "The Silence of the
Lambs," 1991) decided to sell the house, "because she doesn't want to
live in the Valley anymore," though she plans to stay in the L.A. area, a
Foster, who turns 33 next Sunday, made her directorial debut with
"Little Man Tate" in 1991. In 1992 she formed a production deal with
Polygram Filmed Entertainment to finance three films under her Egg
Pictures banner. Her first film was "Nell" (1994), in which she played a
backwoods hermit. She directs but doesn't act in her second film, "Home
for the Holidays," featuring Holly Hunter.
The Woodland Hills home, which Foster has owned for six years, was
built in 1934 as the guest house of a large estate owned by Hungarian
director Michael Curtiz, who was brought to Hollywood by Jack Warner in
Curtiz directed a series of Errol Flynn swashbucklers, including
"Captain Blood" (1935), as well as such classics as "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
(1942) and "Casablanca" (1943), for which he won an Oscar. He died in
Copied from a Cottswald cottage, Foster's house has one bedroom with a
second bedroom over the garage. The home is on half an acre behind gates.
Foster restored the house and added imported glass mosaic tiles from
Italy in the master bath and 22-karat gold leaf detailing on the ceilings
in the master bedroom.
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