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Home of the Week: A movie mogul palace in Beverly Hills

May 16, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
This 24-room Italian Mediterranean mansion was commissioned in 1929 by Harry Cohn, the cantankerous founder and president of Columbia Pictures.

Few of the swank palaces built by movie moguls during the Golden Age of Hollywood retain their original features like this Italian Mediterranean mansion in Beverly Hills. The stately 24-room home was commissioned in 1929 by Harry Cohn, the cantankerous founder and president of Columbia Pictures. Cohn sold the house in the 1940s to A-list Hollywood agent Johnny Hyde, whose marriage did not prove an impediment to entertaining Marilyn Monroe as an extended houseguest.


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