Patt Morrison for November 10, 2011

Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles

Broadway

Land, power and money: These are the themes of "Unreal Estate," in which Michael Gross dishes about — of all things — houses.

Or more accurately, personalities, specifically the personalities involved with Los Angeles real estate, including celebrities, developers and other moguls. Want to hear about how Warren Beatty ruined Dino de Laurentiis' newly-purchased house, forcing de Laurentiis to run from escrow? Or the sneaky trick Harold Jans pulled to get UCLA built in Westwood instead of Pasadena? You’ll have to buy the book ... or you can join us today for a conversation with Michael Gross. Just make sure to tell us if you have your own story about a Southland real estate swindle or windfall.

Guest:

Michael Gross, best-selling author of "Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles"

Michael Gross provides an eye-opening tour of the estates of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel Air:



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