Alteration for Mrs. Cary Grant (Barbara Hutton), Bel Air. Courtesy Art, Architecture & Design Museum, UCSB
James R. Pendleton Residence, Beverly Hills
Entrance Façade, photograph by Fred A. Dappich silver gelatin print. Courtesy Art, Architecture & Design Museum, UCSB.
The Pendleton house was considered one of Woolf's more perfect an iconic homes, and was eventually the home of producer Robert Evans. In a Vanity Fair interview with Matt Tyrnauer, Evans spoke of the house: "The deal for The Godfather was made here; the deal for Chinatown was made here. Orson Welles loved to come here, and Alain Delon stayed here for six months. Roman Polanski lived here after [his wife Sharon Tate’s] murder. Laurence Olivier lived here for six months when he was making Marathon Man. Some very famous women stayed here, but I can’t — let me just phrase it that I’ve had at least three dozen above-the-title female stars stay here. I don’t mean for the night — I mean they resided here for a while."