Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Home Featured in Movie ‘Argo’
Unable to sell their home and facing mounting financial burden, Zsa Zsa Gabor and husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt did the one thing that makes sense in Hollywood: They rented the place out to the movie industry.
Most recently, Gabor’s Bel Air mansion is featured in the new movie “Argo,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with John Goodman and Alan Arkin.
“Argo” is based on the true story of a film producer working with the CIA to help six American Embassy workers escape from Iran on the pretense of shooting a science-fiction movie in the country.
Gabor’s home — mainly exterior shots — is used for the home of the producer, played by Arkin.
When asked if he liked Gabor’s home in an interview, Arkin laughed, quipping that it was “not my taste.”
Gabor’s home has bounced on and off the market over the past few years, with a variety of prices and agents. At one point, facing foreclosure, von Anhalt reportedly took to Facebook in desperation to ask for a loan.
Getting cash from Hollywood studios seems like a better way to go. The bit role in “Argo” isn’t the only screen time the home is getting: Matt Damon is starring in a film about Liberace that will also be filmed in the house. According to ReelScout, a home can earn around $1,000 to $2,000 a day when it is being set up and as much as $3,500 a day once filming begins. According to TMZ, Gabor and von Anhalt are expecting $70,000 for the Liberace film.
Of course, the home could always sell. Listed for $14.9 million, the private and gated home at 1001 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles CA 90077 sits on over an acre with “270-degree” views of downtown. Offering 8,878 square feet of living space, the home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and large spacious areas inside and out for entertaining.