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24 Years of Hot Property: The Ruth Ryon era

The gentlemen’s clubhouse Every house has a story, but this one has many chapters. Once owned by Dean Martin, then by Tom Jones, and then by Nicolas Cage, this Bel-Air mansion appeared several times in Hot Property. In December 1996, Ruth Ryon reported: "Singing superstar TOM JONES, who will make his movie debut Friday in the Tim Burton-directed sci-fi comedy "Mars Attacks!" with Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close, has listed his Bel-Air home of 20 years at $7.9 million. … Jones bought his nine-bedroom home on an acre in Bel-Air in 1976 from singer-actor Dean Martin." Maynard Parker