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Zsa Zsa Gabor's Can't-Sell Mansion Now Starring in Argo

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The movie Argo tells the story of how the CIA and Canada created a fake science fiction film and a fake production company in order to smuggle six US foreign service workers out of Iran in 1979 (based on a true story!). While most of the action in the movie, which was directed by Ben Affleck and released this past weekend, is set in Virginia and Tehran, there are some particular high points out here in Los Angeles, where John Goodman (as CIA collaborator/makeup guy John Chambers) and Alan Arkin (as producer Lester Siegel) yuk it up from the Beverly Hilton to the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank (there is also a little of the falling-apart late-seventies Hollywood Sign). But Arkin's house might also look familiar--it's the gilded Bel Air Regency that belongs to Zsa Zsa Gabor and her weirdo husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt (the movie includes the facade, the round foyer, and an aerial in addition to the shots above). The house has been on the market since June 2011 (after lots of ridiculous teasing) and has been asking $14.9 million since May this year. Good for it, keeping busy while it waits to sell.


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