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Pickfair is a mansion and estate in the city of Beverly Hills, California with legendary history. The original Pickfair was an 18 acre 7. Phillips sold the property to actor Douglas Fairbanks in In the s, the newlyweds extensively renovated the lodge, transforming it into a four-story, room [4] mansion complete with stables, servants quarters, tennis courts, a large guest wing, and garages. Remodeled by Wallace Neff in a mock Tudor style, [1] it took five years to complete.

Ceiling frescos, parquet flooring, wood paneled halls of fine mahogany and bleached pine, gold leaf and mirrored decorative niches, all added to the authentic charm of Pickfair. The property was said to have been the first private home in the Los Angeles area to include an in-ground swimming pool, in which Pickford and Fairbanks were famously photographed paddling a canoe.

Pickfair featured a collection of early 18th-century English and French period furniture, decorative arts and antiques. The mansion also featured an Old West style saloon complete with an ornate burnished mahogany bar obtained from a saloon in Auburn, California , as well as paintings by Frederic Remington.

During the s the house became a focal point for Hollywood's social activities, and the couple became famous for entertaining there. An invitation to Pickfair was a of social acceptance into the closed Hollywood community. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt , Pearl S. Lauder's nephew, Matt Lauder Jr. Fairbanks and Pickford divorced in January , but Pickford continued to reside in the mansion with her third husband, actor and musician Charles "Buddy" Rogers , [4] until her death in Pickford received few visitors in her later years, but continued to open up her grand home for charitable organizations and parties, including an annual Christmas party for blind war veterans, mostly from World War I.

In , Pickford received a second Academy Award for contribution to American film. The Academy Honorary Award was presented to her in the formal living room of Pickfair, and televised on the 48th Academy Awards. Introduced and narrated by Gene Kelly , it provided the public a very rare glimpse inside the fabled mansion. Empty for several years after Pickford's death in , Pickfair was eventually sold to Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss , who continued to care for the home, updating and preserving much of its unique charm.

In , the 42 room estate was razed. Faced with harsh criticism from a nostalgic public, including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. In the L. Times , Fairbanks, Jr. I wonder, if they were going to demolish it, why they bought it in the first place. In , Pia Zadora claimed on Season 4, Episode 4 of the BIO channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories that the real reason she demolished Pickfair was not due to termite infestation but because it was haunted by the laughing ghost of a woman who allegedly died there while having an affair with Douglas Fairbanks.

In the interview she stated, "Years ago my husband and I tore down one of the most iconic Hollywood mansions because of termites … but that wasn't the real reason. When we moved into the house it was beautiful, everything was perfect, it was a dream … but weird things started to happen … so my husband and I, after trying to figure out what to do, decided we were going to have the house razed.

Defending her actions, she explained, "If I had a choice, I never would have torn down this old home. I loved this home, it had a history, it had a very important sense about it and you can deal with termites, and you can deal with plumbing issues, but you can't deal with the supernatural.

Remaining artifacts from the original Pickfair include the gates to the estate, the kidney-shaped pool and pool house, remnants of the living room, as well as the two-bedroom guest wing that played host to visiting royalty and notable film celebrities for over half a century. The guest wing was once used as a honeymoon suite for Lord Louis and Lady Mountbatten. Located at Summit Drive in Beverly Hills. Architect Wallace Neff rebuilt the mansion to a Georgian style manor with 25, square feet 2, The property included a gym, disco room, and sits on 2.

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