The home of
Beverly Hills, CA.
From Photoplay magazine - September 1929
"The house itself is one-story Spanish adobe effect, set
far back on a broad lawn, and the path to the front door is lined
with standard rose trees. The door, however, has a Chinesian
aspect. . . Clara has purchased a comparatively modest little
home in Beverly Hills - quite big enough for a bachelor-girl establishment,
but no mansion. Seven rooms, and not very big rooms. Original
too, in that she has not gone in for 18th Century interior decoration
no Napoleonic splendor but just bought to suit herself. Her
taste runs considerably to Chinese, to be sure, but she hasn't
been arbitrary about it.
"There is a Frenchy touch about Clara's own bedroom
- old rose rug, with canopied curtains of a deeper rose, the canopy
effect also gracing the head of the bed. The bed was specially
made and cost $250. The dressers, chest of drawers, chiffonier,
bench, etc., are of ivory enamel. An autographed portrait of
Valentino as The Sheik stands beside Clara's bed. Floor lamps,
nigh stands, an ottoman, bead flowers, more dolls, saucy telephone
stand, Old French prints on the wall, give this room a rather
"We mustn't forget the Chinese room, which is
Clara's joy. Only a little room, but perfect in every detail.
Lovely Chinese rugs, a huge, low, specially made couch, cushioned
in red and gold damask; cushions galore in red and black; Chinese
cabinets and lamps; red and gold curtains; a lacquer Shi-Shi with
electric eyes; large, grotesque lacquer gods and dragons. Tea
sets, plaques, brassware, embroideries . . . here they play bridge,
or just talk and smoke. There are photographs of Buddy Rogers
and Tom Mix in this room."
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