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The luxurious Modernist homes of Hollywood legends

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For the stars of Hollywood’s golden age, the curation of a glamorous off-screen image was as carefully controlled as the lighting on a Tinseltown studio set. Maintaining an aura of perfection was critical to an actor’s livelihood and – by extension – their home spoke volumes about what set them apart from the average cinemagoer.

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A new book, Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars by Alan Hess and Michael Stern, offers a glimpse into this glamorous lifestyle. Photos show the inspiring futuristic architecture of southern California – from the minimal to the opulent – designed to set the standard for ideal living for celebrities by some of the era’s most innovative architects.

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View image of Dolores and Bob Hope House (Credit: Credit: Steve King)

View image of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz House (Credit: Credit: Julius Shulman/J. Paul Getty Trust)

View image of Gary Cooper House (Credit: Credit: Dominique Vorillon)

View image of Josef von Sternberg House (Credit: Credit: Julius Shulman/J Paul Getty Trust)

View image of Steve McQueen House (Credit: Credit: Steve King)

View image of Lew Wasserman House (Credit: Credit: Julius Shulman/J Paul Getty Trust)

View image of Charlton Heston House (Credit: Credit: Steve King)

View image of Frank Sinatra House (Credit: Photo credit: Steve King)

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