John Barrymore’s Mansion With Opium Den
Historically connected to America’s first dalliance with opium and and also the home of one of America’s most controversial great actors, Bella Vista mansion is for sale with its perfectly maintained opium den still in place. John Barrymore, who had been expelled from more schools than he later had marriages, seemed to play with life and surrounded himself with whatever exotica delighted him through his alcohol and opium-induced imagination. The mansion had everything to feed his creativity from its stunning Los Angeles skyline views to the large aviary, now a guest room, and plenty of space for his bizarre collection of shrunken heads.
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