Tucked inside the 14,000-square-foot Brentwood home of Frank Luntz—a frequent face on Fox News and CNN, and the man whom The Atlantic once called "America's best-known public-opinion guru"—is a kind of mini-museum of America’s past.
The highlight is a large replica of one of the most famous offices in the nation, but there's also an in-home newsstand, bowling alley, shooting gallery, an arcade and gaming room, and racquetball court, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which scored a tour through the highlights of the collection.
Luntz has collected a ton of other random memorabilia that could roughly be termed Americana: an Olympic torch from the 1984 Olympics, which were held in Los Angeles; written accounts from people present when Babe Ruth predicted his own home run in 1932; pairs of slippers bearing the faces of the Reagans and the Clintons.
"This house is a celebration of the American idea," Luntz says.
Because no celebration of the American idea would be complete without a life-size replica of the White House’s Oval Office, Luntz has one of those, too. He focused keenly on the details:
The Oval replica itself reflects more than 70 years of presidential history: The desk is modeled after John F. Kennedy's, the phones evoke the Lyndon B. Johnson administrations, the moldings are borrowed from Reagan's two terms, and the fabrics and wallpapers are from President Obama's. And hanging in the bathroom next to the Oval Office is a version of the infamous blue dress worn by Monica Lewinsky.
Luntz’s Oval Office seems to be a big hit with celebs: Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Tim Allen, and, for some reason, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair have all been guests.
A few highlights of Luntz’s treasures are below:
- GOP Pollster Frank Luntz Reveals Replicas of the Oval Office, Monica Lewinsky's Blue Dress in His L.A. Home [THR]