Sold! The famous compound at 882 NORTH DOHENY in WEST HOLLYWOOD has sold to MAX MARTIN. The prolific music producer and songwriter bought this storied complex in 2013 for $3.72M. Some of the famous past residents of the compound have included: FRANK SINATRA, BELLA DARVI, JEANNE CARMEN, KALEF ALATON, NICKY HILTON and MARILYN MONROE (who lived here at two different periods of her life). The property was sold by actor JAMES COBURN’s first wife, Beverly.
And who is MAX MARTIN? Well… What do the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears all have in common? Besides being major pop stars, they all have hit songs penned and produced by one Swedish songwriter/producer by the name of Max Martin. Max Martin, also known as Martin Karl Sandberg is responsible for just about every song that you ever sang in the shower for the last ten years. His string of hits is kind of ridiculous, and includes such tracks as “Raise Your Glass” (Pink); “I Kissed a Girl” (Katy Perry); “My Life Would Suck Without You” (Kelly Clarkson); “Baby One More Time” and “Hold It Against Me” (Britney Spears); “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift); “One More Night” (Maroon 5); “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz); “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” (Usher); and “Beauty and a Beat” (Justin Bieber), among many, many others. He’s also penned tracks for Christina Aguilera, Ace of Base, Cher, and Avril Lavigne. He’s won just about every songwriting award that one can receive, including ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He’s been consistently successful, and as the pop music scene has changed, so has he. Over the years, he has shifted his sound from bubble gum pop, to heavier and more rock-inflected, and the result is that his tracks are in almost constant rotation on the radio. This has made him quite wealthy, and he recently purchased a Hollywood compound with a long history, and a surprisingly short price tag.
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And for more details on the storied compound from the days when pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN and MARILYN MONROE lived there as next door neighbors, read this fascinating excerpt by GEORGE JACOBS who was FRANK SINATRA’S long time butler and personal valet during the legendary RAT PACK years. Jacobs has provided a firsthand eyewitness account of Pin Up Girl JEANNE CARMEN’s relationship with FRANK SINATRA and MARILYN MONROE in his autobiography MR. S: MY LIFE WITH FRANK SINATRA
In the book, JACOBS states “JEANNE CARMEN was a classic blonde starlet and pinup girl with one of the most perfect figures in Hollywood.”
CARMEN “also had an unusual skill, as a trick-shot golfer.”
SINATRA “really liked JEANNE, whom he dated both when he was down, and after he was up again.”
JACOBS also states that FRANK SINATRA set him up with an apartment in the early sixties along with JEANNE CARMEN and MARILYN MONROE in a building owned by SINATRA at 882 North Doheny Drive in West Hollywood. The building was knicknamed “THE SINATRA ARMS” because SINATRA used the complex as a safehouse for his girlfriends and cronies.
JACOBS specifically states that the people living in the complex in the early sixties “in addition to MARILYN and me” was SINATRA’s “longtime on-off bedmate JEANNE CARMEN, who became MARILYN’s best girlfriend.”
GEORGE JACOBS’ testimony is monumental because it is an eyewitness validation of CARMEN’s claims and directly contradicts those who have tried to taint CARMEN’s relationship with MONROE.
Source: ^ Jacobs, George (2003). Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 76-78, 154-155. ISBN 0-06-051516-3.
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