Historic Hancock Park mansion sold

A stately Hancock Park manor once owned by the late Harry Warner fell victim to the recession and was recently sold by a bank.

The landmark mansion, on Rossmore Avenue at Fifth Street, was sold for $2.9 million this summer, according to a realty firm that handled the deal.

The brick structure at 501 S. Rossmore Ave. was built in 1923 by the movie mogul – one of the the Bs in the WB. Warner hosted the industry's top names in parties and at the home's basement screening room.

Warner reportedly sold the home to raise money to finance one of the first talking pictures, "The Jazz Singer," at the nearby Warner Studios.

The seven-bedroom house has a pool, a tennis court and marble entrance and staircase.

Media West Realty made a high definition video of the property and created a website to help sell it.

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