| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it.
But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over.
"I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said.
| Jan 16, 2011
Collector Without Walls
Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best
Yale University Press: 496 pp., 2,250 illus., $65
Of all the eccentricities attributed to Norton Simon, his lack of interest in publishing scholarly books about his art...
| Sep 26, 2007
Elton John said a photograph of two girls by Nan Goldin has been published around the world "without any objections of which we are aware" and auctioned twice by Sotheby's.
The photo, "Klara and Edda Belly-Dancing," was seized by Northumbria police...
| Dec 9, 2011
"W.E.," Madonna's second go at directing a feature film, leaves one wishing she'd find other creative outlets for those times when she's bored with the pop-star life. A new fashion line? Another documentary disassembling her latest truths and dares?
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Our holiday season is in full swing. We are working on gift guides, toy tests, holiday cookie issues and more.
So it's not so hard for us to believe that the holiday season is right around the corner. In fact, we feel it's time we start shopping now!...
| May 7, 2009
Update: Singer-songwriter JewelKilcher and her husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray, have sold their Hollywood Hills house for $1.4 million.
The Spanish-style home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,781 square feet with canyon and city views. A third...
| May 9, 2009
Perhaps Sunday he'll stick to flowers and chocolate.
Comedian and talk-show host Byron Allen has sold a midcentury modern he owned in the "bird streets" area of the Hollywood Hills for $6.25 million after more than two years on the market. The house...
| May 15, 2009
British singer Leona Lewis has leased a furnished Hollywood Hills contemporary that was listed for close to $9,000 a month.
Designed for entertaining, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has an open living room, dining room and kitchen with glass doors...
| May 16, 2009
In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home.
The intended family residence of actress Kristin Cavallari has come on the market at $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community.
| May 15, 2009
| 10:08 PM
Back to the Renaissance
Location: 11947 Iredell St., Studio City 91604
Size: There are six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 12,000 square feet of living space.
Published: Feb. 10, 2008
Listed then for: $9,995,000
Listed now for: $8.9 million
| May 20, 2009
Castillo del Lago, the Hollywood-inspired refuge of filmmaker and prolific commercial director Joe Pytka, is a one-of-a-kind house that over the years has become part of the local folklore.
"It's a magical house, almost like a fairy-tale place," said...