Have A Look See Around The Manor

ABC News took some fun footage of the surprisingly lackluster interior of smoky voiced Candy Spelling’s Holmby Hills house that she recently heaved on to the market with a coma inducing $150,000,000 asking price. We thought the children might like having a peep around what is thought to be the largest private residence in California.

In the video we get to see the impress the guests style entrance hall with its double height ceiling, twin curving staircases and a chandelier the size of a Volkswagen. There’s also video of a Renoir painting, a paneled office/library, a game room that looks like something in the basement of a mid-priced hotel, a doll museum the size of most people’s homes, a two lane bowling alley, the flowery breakfast room, the dining room where there is another stupendously sized chandelier, and the kitchen, a room we’re certain Miz Spelling never enters except to grab a carton of ciggies out of the freezer.

Okay, we don’t really know if Miz Spelling smokes, but her voice sounds like she’s been smoking since she was pre-pubescent.

In a recent interview on ABCs 20/20 program–which we’ve yet to find in it’s entirety online, we learned that Candy Darling does not know how exactly many rooms or bathrooms there are in her hotel sized house–a fact sure to piss off the terlit gurls, has a new book coming out called Stories from Candyland, has dozens of collections of expensive tchotchkes, has never met her granddaughter and, shockingly, claims not know where her daughter Tori lives.

She lives in a big house in Encino, hunny. Give Your Mama a ringy-dingy and we’ll slip you the address.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Possibly Aaron’s final script? Making sure we didn’t forget the Spelling family existed 15 minutes after he was laid to rest….

  2. pudenda shenanigans says:

    Naw. Ya think!?

    I’m deeply suspicious of these folks who suggest… let’s see…

    The public isn’t allowed to make statements about public figures, who put every aspect of their personal lives out for public consumption. This holds true even if the public figures punctuate their stories with public interviews begging for public criticism and/or praise.

    Candysycophant can’t be a word, really..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Something fishy about a person involved with childrens charities but supposedly doesn’t have a relationship with her own. Could all be made up for the reality show ratings.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t know Spelling is on the board of commissioners for LA Parks. From her bio on their site –

    “While Aaron Spelling was celebrated publicly, Candy Spelling carved out diverse niches for herself. She is a tireless worker for her native Los Angeles, working in a variety of volunteer and civic roles with causes important to her. She is currently a Commissioner for the Board of Recreation and Parks for the City of Los Angeles, an active panel overseeing hundreds of public parks and recreational areas serving millions of people who annually visit the public areas. She is also a member of the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, part of the on-going effort to attract more events to the historic site. She is also an active Board Member of L.A.’s Best, the after-school enrichment program that serves children in need through the city in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the City of Los Angeles and the private sector.

    Centro De Niños, a downtown Los Angeles daycare center for underprivileged families, holds a special place in Candy’s heart. Her participation was even noticed by the federal government, enabling the center to expand its facility and offer several additional programs and services to needy families and their children. Candy championed their cause and brought results. According to director Sandra Sewell, “Candy has been a God-send and our true angel.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    The most impressive run-on sentences I have ever read. These people just can’t be as bad as everyone is suggesting

  6. Anonymous says:

    Time for something new…

  7. Anonymous says:

    I take it there was an earthquake?

  8. Ms Frivolity says:

    “JUANITA J U A N I T A where are you?”Candy was screaming at the top of her lungs and trying not to cut her toes on the sea of broken glass in front of her. “My Babies, my Babies they’ve all gone all of them!” She looked around at the scene of utter devastation, broken glass everywhere a small exquisite shoe left behind or a tiny bangle. Just as she was wiping the tears from her perfectly frozen face with a handkerchief printed with a reproduction of Renoir’s the luncheon of the boating party that she and Arron had picked up at the gift shop of the Phillips Collection in DC when they had stayed over at the White House with Nancy and Ron back in was it 85?
    Sobbing uncontrollably into Juanita’s ample and comforting bosom Candy stopped for a moment as something was glittering in the debris, she reached down to discover the miniature Judith Leiber jeweled American flag clutch from the Ivana Trump 1989 July 4th limited addition of First Lady dolls. At that moment she felt like calling Ivana and
    sharing with her but they hadn’t spoken in years. Who could she call? There was nobody but her and Juanita now on her knees with a giant rubbermaid can and a pair of gardening gloves picking up the pieces of her bosses shattered life. The sound of glass smashing echoed around the manor.

  9. Anonymous says:

    the daisy club on rodeo drive…………..tell us more…………

  10. Anonymous says:

    10:25 – According to a story I found online about how they met, it was The Daisy Club on Rodeo Drive when she was only 18. They didn’t marry for 5 years (apparently even had a marriage license at one point and let it expire).

  11. Anonymous says:

    I just might, Ernestine.

  12. Anonymous says:

    8:05 – You are reaching if you think the comment of “hasn’t sold it yet” meant any care or concern about the family.

    It is a simple fact. 7:30 wrote the house was sold. It hasn’t sold.

    Unless you know something Mama doesn’t?

  13. Anonymous says:

    823– well I would guess that no one speaks to Candy since Aaron died NOT because she was schtuping the other guy (what, adultery is rare in Ho’wood?) but because Aaron had the power, not his silly wife.

  14. angeleyes says:

    On the positive side re: the interior decorating, it was done decades ago so it dosen’t reflect current trends, and I for one am a bit pleasantly suprised that it’s not more ostentatious al la the Saperstein pile. It seems the Spellings were at least interested in trying to incorporate a somewhat ‘homey’ feel into an impossibly large 56,000 sq.ft. space, whereas the Sapersteins held to a strictly glitzy esthetic.

    That said, I’m shocked Candy would admit on national television to not knowing where her only daughter lives – too bad the homey inclination dosen’t extend beyond decorating. BTW, I’m certain she lied about that. If even we know where Tori is located, it’s not plausable that Candy dosen’t. And as for revealing she’s never met her granddaughter, I’m happy for the granddaughter. How utterly inappropriate to drag family skeletons into a nationally televised interview, and how revealing. It takes two to tango, so Candy is at least 50% responsible for a situation she’s clearly more interested in perpetuating than resolving. Talk about dysfunctional, and SAD.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Re. Candy selling or not selling condos. What is being referred to is not the condo penthouse she plans to move to if she ever unloads this house, but rather the two houses she owns in Century Woods (think that’s what it’s called) that are under some sort of condominium ownership. Mama has written extensively about them, so the details are archived.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Dear Mama
    Whatever would i do without your wit, eye for detail and delicious sense of humor to start my day? Candy Darling indeeed! The real Candy Darling was never as lacking in taste and style as the Ms. Spelling. It’s no wonder Ms. Frivolity is never short of well healed clients. Money can buy anything but style, that you either have or ya don’t, and the Ms. Spelling don’t. One humdred rooms of solitude and tasteless display. Ugh. I sit in my tiny but tateful west village jewel box of an apartment and eny her nothing, and trust me Mama eny is important.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness! That rediculous droopy looking clock in the kitchen…I saw it in Bed Bath & Beyond a couple days ago!


  18. sadchile says:

    If I were an advertiser here, had spent money on what I thought was a fun site about celebrity realestate and good humored fun……..I would cancel my ad. This has become, over the past two weeks, a pedestrian playground for uninteresting ranting. No wonder Little Gay Boy has run away from home.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Given who these two people are (and were) – the creator of Dynasty and a former call girl, flush with money – well, what kind of house would you expect them to build? Something tasteful?

    The Spelling home is similar to what a rich rapper might build. A little less color, perhaps, and a little more chintz. A room to wrap gifts instead of a room to rap. More or less the same, though.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I always heard that Aaron met Candy when she was a cocktail waitress at Jax in Glendale. Anybody ever heard that before?

  21. Anonymous says:

    For the record, Candy is not trying to sell the Century City condos. The building hasn’t even finished construction yet. She plans on moving in upon completion. Lord… this level of venom being leveled against this woman is really astounding. I’m sure she’s not perfect, but I’m sure she’s not Rosemary’s Baby either. Shouldn’t we be focusing on the Manor’s pedestrian design aesthetic rather than the character assasinations? Unless of course, one feels compelled to say that Candy has BAD TASTE, as evidenced by the home’s lackluster decor.

  22. Viva! says:

    Well alls I know is that NOBODY associated with Aaron speaks to Candy since Aaron died. Her affair with Mark Nathanson was very blatant.

    At the 2006 Emmys Joan ‘Dynasty’ Collins, Jaclyn ‘Charle’s Angels’ Smith and Stephen ‘7th Heaven’ Collins were all trapped in a corner with Candy…whoever said Candy likes to feel superior and ‘fix’ people is bang on. Joan, Jaclyn and Stephen were all mortified, none of them need ‘fixing’…

    Tori isn’t a saint…but she’s nicer and more self aware than Candy. Tori is well liked by those who work with her and well liked by most everyone who associated with Aaron.

    The house is tasteless.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I agree. It’s false what she said that she wouldn’t be selling the Manor if Tori hadn’t kept the grandkids away from her. Tori was the one who said as soon as Spelling died that Candy was going to sell the Manor, because she bought those Century City properties Mama has referred to her still being unable to sell in April, 06, two months before Spelling died, so she could live in them with her lover, Mark Nathanson.

  24. Anonymous says:

    “There’s still time, she hasn’t sold it yet” — I suppose you’re hoping for some sort of 11th-hour reunion, something along the lines of a Stephen and Blake Carrington burying of the hatchet?

  25. Anonymous says:

    All so terribly vulgar, but then that was what made Spelling all his money, right? The trivial “Renoir” is so typical. What’s the matter? Can’t afford a first rate Renoir? Going to be a difficult sell. Need someone with both terrible and vulgar taste and lots and lots of money. Actually people with tons of money often have rather good taste.

  26. Anonymous says:

    7:30 – There is still time. She hasn’t sold it yet.

    7:41 – You’re wasting bandwidth. Really. No one cares.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Friendly House, a drug & alcohol treatment charity based in Los Angeles, honored Candy Spelling in 2008 as their “Woman Of The Year” for her philanthropic work for the organization. I see a few other sites that say the Spellings were very generous in their charitable contributions but preferred to remain low key about it.

    Playing devil’s advocate, you know Spelling donates for the tax write offs. Whether she cares or not will have to be left to the people here who seem think they know her personally.

  28. Anonymous says:

    News Flash, Ernestine: you’re being teased.

  29. Anonymous says:

    An Obscenity. In every sense of the word.

    I spewed rum and coke all over myself when I was watching Miss Piggy talk about how she always hoped to have the grandkids over and would never have sold it if they had a relationship…

  30. Anonymous says:

    News Flash 7:06, It isn’t about you. No one cares how much or how little you have. You’re starting to sound like average idiot.

  31. Anonymous says:

    6:47 was the best post yet. As for Ernestine at 5:22, again, how exactly have you figured out my net worth? You seem to be struggling to make the point that no one here should judge the Spellings because we don’t actually know them. Have I missed something, or do we know each other personally? I do not believe I know any telephone operators or cold-callers. So how could you know my net worth? Have you been checking Dun & Bradstreet?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Anon: 6:37. Well that’s good, although odd since generally rich people like to give something significant while they are still alive so they can see the fruits of their giving.

  33. Candy Spelling says:

    shut up all of you.

  34. Bobbie Ganoosh says:

    not true. the money wil go to K-Mart to pay the furniture bills.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I heard that when Candy dies, Aaron’s money will go to a charitable trust with the name the Aaron and Candy Spelling trust for disadvantage youth for the arts, to help poorer kids with a talent for the arts.

  36. Anonymous says:

    All this focus here on what Candy has, what Tori didn’t get (yet). Absolutely nothing on what from that vast fortune has been given to charity. As high profile as the Spelling’s have been for years, are they identified with any philanthropic giving whatsoever? I mean usually even if people like them are not interested in giving away one penny, they are shamed into doing it. Is there a Spelling Pavilion at Cedars? Something? Please tell me yes.

    Some of the letters in this new word verification feature are incomprehensible. . .

  37. avg joe :{} says:

    Sounds like a bitter ex-husband whose career ended the same time as his marriage. His resume is as empty as my checking account.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Mama, I know how you feel about pool tables and game rooms, but I think it would be a kick to have your own bowling alley.

    The doll room is creepy on a Michael Jackson level.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Charlie Shanian, Tori’s first husband told this story. Tori wanted to get married on July 4. Her parents took her and Charlie out to dinner and asked if they could move up the date to July 3rd, because they didn’t want to pay the wait staff time and a half on July 4th, so they changed the date of their wedding to July 3rd. True story, but why so cheap when they are worth a half a billion at least?

  40. Anonymous says:

    4:30 – I don’t work a switchboard, and by your own admission, you don’t have half a billon dollars so maybe you’re the one with the minimum wage job.

    5:09 – Nice to hear from someone who personally knows the family, knows the intimate details of the mother/daughter relationship, and all about Spelling’s will.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Jack Warner’s house was as vulgar as it gets. He fired Billy Haines as an actor because BH was gay. Warner’s wife hired him years later and it was revenge time. Garish and vulgar and the joke was on Jack.

    David Geffen spent YEARS renovating that monstrosity. Tagged the longest running renovation project in Beverly Hills, all that gaudy design was ripped out and re-done to Geffen’s taste.

    Lots of big egos but Spellings wasn’t any different than Warner or any other Hollywood big shots.

  42. Anonymous says:

    I like the house.
    Not $150 million like, but I like it.
    As for Aaron and Candy, they are truly horrible people.
    This man was worth hundreds of millions of dollars and and when he died he left Tori only $800,000 or so.
    She lives in a palace and then lets Tori have to do those embarrassing shows to make money rather than take care of her daughter and grandchildren.
    Then she wants to know why Tori hates her and she does not see her or her grandchildren.
    Really Candy?
    I always like Tori, for as much money as she had, she always seemed very polite and nice to people.
    Candy will die alone in her big house or apartment, just like she deserves.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Yes, Spelling had a fear of flying. He was supposed to have been on a flight which crashed. His mother made him promise not to fly again, and he never did.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so much hate for people most of us don’t really know.

    But we can hate the house. In high times, I can see a buyer – there’s always someone who likes this kind of thing. But now? I just don’t see it, even for $50M. And I bet that someone who DOES like the house, or at least the architecture, probably would like the way it’s decorated too.

    And the kitchen, with the three (or more?) islands. WTF? It’s like “give me more islands! why not?!!”

    Give me Lenny’s house over this any day of the week.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Apparently Candy has a fan club. All the Tammy Faye devotees have someone to worshipnow–

  46. Anonymous says:

    427– or I would have time to do exactly as I please. And shouldn’t you be answering the switchboard rather than spending time here?

  47. Anonymous says:

    Umm 3:32 – Which is why the post you’re whining about doesn’t say how much (or little) is in your bank account…..

    But I’d be willing to guess your account is less than Spelling’s 500m+ dollars or you would have better things to do with your day than flame around here.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Why all the bad words about Candy?
    Let her find her way, she has not been by herself for very long. Also, is Tori a saint? It takes two to make a dysfunctional relationship.

  49. Anonymous says:

    She’s a OLD lady with heaps of NEW money? What did you expect?!?!

  50. Anonymous says:

    that’s right about Jack Warner, and it sure does seem doubtful that unlike his celebrated architect and desecrator– that anybody will ever publish books on the designer of “the Manor” (please!) whoever they are, unless its a joke book,

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