Dolores del Rio – houses before and after Cedric Gibbons

JOHN FORD: “As a beauty, Dolores del Rio is in a class with Greta Garbo. Then she opens her mouth and becomes Minnie Mouse.” Okay, her voice was not that high pitched. I suspect he was referring to the emotional range of her performances. Kind of like an old time version of Blake Lively. Come on, I know you’ve read the reviews of “Savages”. Back to the point…

Here’s Dolores:

Here’s the house she lived in until she married Cedric Gibbons:

Cedric Gibbons was the one of the big kahunas of design, one of the founding members of the Academy, designed the Oscar statuette, won so many Oscars I can’t list them all… and didn’t  win for “The Wizard of Oz”. I’m just saying.

Dolores and Cedric married in 1930 and he built her a house:

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  1. July 17, 2012

    Blake Lively, funny. Delores was beautiful…I rented Top Hat and I saw a very brief appearance by Lucy Ball. Of course she was sooo young and platinum hair, but her back was mostly to the camera. Thanks for reviving my interest in old movies! I watch Fred and Ginger and I just smile. Can’t imagine the effect they had on the folks in the 1930’s.

  2. Here in Van Nuys
    July 19, 2012

    Is this Outpost?

  3. November 17, 2013

    Love the new house!

    • November 17, 2013

      It’s the kind of house you walk into and your heart soars. Maybe because of the windows?

      • November 17, 2013

        It’s definitely the windows to start with

  4. Heather in Arles
    November 17, 2013

    Shebam! Gibbons was one of a kind. Much copied but whew…I wonder if the marriage lasted?

  5. November 17, 2013

    I love these impossibly tall windows. And what a great floor. How daring to make it a bold monochromatic colour + resist the temptation clutter it up with rugs. I think I could be very happy here.

  6. Mo
    June 13, 2018

    Really sophisticated power couple. Anymore pictures of their home?

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