marion davies

Mauvelous Mansion

Actress Marion Davies built her own private oasis in Rancho Mirage. And after a top-to-bottom renovation, her secret hideaway will become a high-end venue for special events.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

Just down the block from Sunnylands — the mega-estate created by publisher Walter Annenberg — is a smaller, more discreet property that also has a media pedigree. Hidden behind a nondescript gate flanked by pink pillars sits a Mediterranean-style home commissioned by actress Marion Davies, the longtime mistress of William Randolph Hearst. Davies purchased the 2.7-acre parcel of land in