Yes, it looks like that's writer and socialite Gore Vidal chatting with friends in his dining room, no doubt just minutes after dismissing the photographer's request to get out of the way with a brief but erudite lecture on his own advanced age. The listing struggles to be as literary as the property--it calls the house the "Grand Dame of unspoiled Mediterranean architecture," the fountain "coy," the office "legendary," and the whole thing "drenched in history." According to the Real Estalker, Vidal bought the five bedroom house in Outpost Estates in 1977, paying $149,500. Asking price today is $3.495 million.
· Gore Vidal Lists Hollywood Hills Hideaway [Real Estalker]