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LOS ANGELES / HOLLYWOOD: Widow of pioneer filmmaker, Thomas H. Ince, built the Château Élysée at 5930 Franklin Ave as a residential apartment house. The names associated with it include: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn Edward G. Robinson, Carol Lombard, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Lillian Gish, Katharine Hepburn, George Gershwin, and Cary Grant. It’s still there, in wonderful condition...but it’s in the hands of the Scientologists.

Oversized French portrait canvas

This uniquely beautiful oversized portrait of Manon Balletti (who was once engaged to Casanova) would make a wonderful statement piece in any room. The original painting hangs in the National Gallery.

Elle Fanning giggles with pals as she wears pretty summer dress

Inside a Warm Victorian Home

When it came to finding stuff, Sarah knew just where to shop: her store, Chateau Sonoma, which specializes in French country antiques. That's where the dining room cabinet, a 19th-century pine piece with cut-leaf designs, used to dwell, albeit with an astronomical price tag attached. "I secretly didn't want anyone to buy it!" Sarah confesses. In this photo: Sarah's favorite possession, an 18th-century wooden angel, looks over the dining room. She nabbed the piece in France, where she also…