Pola Negri

Let's let Pola talk about her house herself: "The white colonial house on Beverly Drive was still under construction when I bought it. While American stars were imitating the architectural glories of Versailles and the Alhambra, a Polish star was opting for a place that might easily have passed for a neighbor of Mount Vernon. The grounds were as elaborate as the facade was simple. There were tennis courts and a swimming pool…rose gardens and Italian gardens and vegetable gardens; a four car garage and a patio with a magnificent fountain; there was even a private projection room downstairs. To run the place efficiently, it took a staff of six…my enormous sunken black marble tub resembled nothing so much as a Cecil B. De Mille set…

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