Left: The Malibu beach house where Judy Garland lived with her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza between 1947 and 1950 (image by Noel Kleinman)
Right: Judy Garland The Harvey Girls MGM Publicity still
The Malibu beach house where Judy Garland lived with her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza between 1947 and 1950 is for sale.
Completely rebuilt in 2013, it is priced at $3.895 million (around R56.5m).
What’s better than to cosy up on a rainy Sunday afternoon and sink into old movies, some of the best of which starred Judy Garland.
With her exceptional singing voice, the studios cast her in the best musicals of the time such as Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, The Harvey Girls, and Easter Parade – still big favourites on cable television.
Moviegoers were stunned by her voice and her youth, making her early films huge box office hits. It was only later when she starred in films without singing and portrayed as an adult, that her popularity failed and her movies lost money for the studios.
Spectacular home up for sale
Measuring 1,311 square feet, the former Garland-Minnelli beach house is on Malibu’s Las Tunas Beach within a stretch of beach homes that have been the backdrop for a number of films.
Enjoying uninterrupted ocean-and-beach views, the house has three bedrooms and three baths with a double-view fireplace for both the vaulted-ceiling living room and dining room.
Designed in Cape Cod style, entry is through a private courtyard.
The first floor has views straight out to sea through ten-foot accordion doors opening onto the expansive deck where one can sunbathe or entertain guests.
The kitchen has been completely updated with marble countertops and Viking appliances.
Upstairs, the master bedroom opens onto its own private oceanfront deck.
The listing agent for the former Garland home is Sally Forster Jones, Compass, Los Angeles.