Iconic "Brady Bunch" house for sale after nearly 50 years

It's a story ... of a house named Brady. The iconic house that belonged to "The Brady Bunch" is now on the market, and buyers that want to own a bit of nostalgia can purchase it for $1.885 million.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the Studio City neighborhood is located along the Los Angeles River, CBS Los Angeles reports. It was used in the opening and closing shots of the classic sitcom, which ran from 1969 to 1974. The rest of "The Brady Bunch" was filmed in a Los Angeles studio. So the famously-blended family didn't actually "live" inside the house, but its exterior has become so famous, it even has its own Yelp page. It is listed as a landmark and historical building on Yelp, and now it's listed as a home for sale on Zillow.
Its asking price of $1.885 million represents a big windfall for the current owners, who bought the property for $61,000 in 1973, according to purchase records, the Associated Press reports. That means this is the first time the house will have changed hands since "The Brady Bunch" was still in its heyday. 
The inside of the home has been updated but still has touches that match the 1970s facade. A MusiCall intercom, floral wallpaper, wood paneling and stone fireplace have been meticulously maintained. Even though the show wasn't filmed inside the house, with these '70s details, it could've been. 
The house at 11222 Dilling St. is as synonymous with "The Brady Bunch" as the line "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia." Fans of the show can't think of the Brady family without picturing the split-level home they "lived" in. 
Real estate firm Douglas Elliman is bracing for a flood of interest, listing agent Ernie Carswell told the Los Angeles Times. They will only be showing the home by appointment in hopes of weeding out the voyeurs from the serious buyers. "We're preparing for an avalanche," Carswell said. "Emails, telephone calls — we may see upwards of 500 calls a day."
Due to the icon nature of the house, Carswell said they won't just jump on the first big offer — especially if it is from a developer who wants to tear it down and rebuild on the 12,500-foot lot. The house may not belong to the Brady family, but it is still a symbol of the re-married parents, six kids and quirky housekeeper that millions of Americans invited into their own homes back in the day.

Has the long-lost 007 Aston Martin DB5 been found?

The Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger was believed stolen and dumped at sea – however, investigators may have finally tracked it down elsewhere…

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, arguably the most iconic vehicle of all time, was assumed lost after criminal activity whisked the vehicle away 19 years ago.
However, Aston’s pinnacle of cinematic automotive history could well be in rude health – hidden away in the Middle East, according to speculation.
Frenzied talk though the grapevine accounts for a syndicate tracking down the DB5 'effects car', one of two 1964 models employed for filming the legendary 1960s spy flick, a cinematic adventure that set the tone for all future Bond movies.
Investigators have been told that the long-lost car had been re-located to the region after it was stolen from an airport hangar in the Florida Keys back in 1997. Now estimated to be worth in excess of £10 million, the Silver Birch icon had been bought for $250,000 in 1986. Apparently, a ‘six-figure sum’ has been offered for information leading to the DB5’s safe return.
Christopher A Marinello, the chief executive of Art Recovery International, told the press: ‘I have been given a specific tip, but we are working on it. We want to reach out to the collector car community and a vast array of mechanics to let them know we are very serious about recovering it.
‘As there are many Aston Martins, it is very important that we get a shot of the chassis number, DP/216/1. This is what we are looking for, as it is very specific to the vehicle. It is quite possible the potential in the Middle East is a mere lookalike, which is why it is crucial we retain a close-up of the chassis number.’
What happened to the original DB5?
Collector Richard D Losee bought the car from Aston Martin for $12,000 once filming for Goldfinger was completed. He then sold it for $250,000 to businessman and car collector Anthony Pugliese III, who stored the coveted machine at Boca Raton Airport hangar – but it didn’t remain there for long.
In June 1997, the film star car was stolen, leaving only a set of tyre marks in its wake. Police investigators at the time determined the most likely scenario was theft by someone who had targeted the DB5 with specific intent. There was no sign of broken glass – so the vehicle had apparently left the hangar intact.
It was suggested that a chain had been wrapped around the car’s axle and it had been dragged off site by a truck. However, the only vehicle seen in the area that night was a green Range Rover – and it belonged to someone local.
The theft had been well planned, with a lack of sounding alarms suggesting they had severed the power yet disturbed no guards. No other vehicles had been disturbed and no evidence could be found of further transport masking the vehicle’s departure under cover of darkness.
Urban legend suggests that the DB5 was flown over the Florida keys and dumped from a great height into the ocean. If so, the original 007 Aston Martin would have succumbed to corrosion – now a crusty lump of rusty sludge embedded into the silt.
Enthusiasts familiar with this story have speculated motives and potential resting places for the best part of two decades. Yet, no one has ever been charged with involvement in the DB5’s pilfering, leaving the unsolved case one of the most high-profile thefts in the world.
As for Anthony Pugliese III, at the time of the theft he had been in the process of having the Aston Martin valued, and had planned to tour with the car. He's since become known for a number of high-profile acquisitions, including the hat of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, the steel-reinforced hat that Oddjob used as a deadly weapon in Goldfingerand the gun that Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald. He's since sold the hats but is thought to have retianed the gun.
In 2012 charges were filed against Pugliese for creating fake companies and using phony billings to steal from business partner Frederick DeLuca. He was found guilty and sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation. In January 2018, he was ordered to pay $23 million to the estate of Frederick DeLuca.
The other car used in filming of Goldfinger, known as the 'road car', still exists, and was sold in October 2010 for $4.1 million dollars to collector Harry Yeaggy. There are also two 'press cars', used to promote the film, though they don't appear in the film itself. One is in private hands, having been sold for $2.09 million in 2006; the other is on display in the Louwman Museum in The Hague.

As it turns out, the missing effects car Aston is unlikely to have been dropped from a great height to the ocean floor. Rather, it was probably stolen to order and transported elsewhere. Besides, judging by Bond’s reaction in Skyfall to his beloved Aston’s demise – who would be brave enough to actually destroy it?

two things..............a million viewers and today's lunatic Marie Ferraro

Two things, we hit a million viewer...wow, just wow....I'm pleased to bring this blog to you and look forward to the years to come...and THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH

secondly, whenever you write to the public, you're absolutely guaranteed to draw in whack jobs, crazy cat ladies, and just plain scary people..... I'm used to it.  But we have an exceptionally odd duck this time named Marie Ferarro, although I suspected its a face page. 

Todays lunatic;
When you write posts for the public, you have to expect the loons to find a way into something everyone else is enjoying. 

Todays Loon is Marie Ferraro who says she lives in Santa Barbara Calf. Her profile is on Facebook.

She has a problem with me being brought up in the foster care system and assumes I was raped while in the system.
I wasn't, but thousands of other kids are raped in the system. Some are beaten to death, a lot of kids end up killing themselves.
Ending up a foster kid wasn't my first choice. You don't get a lot choices when you're a foster kid. But I'm not ashamed of it either. I wrote a book about it, its called "No Time to Say Goodbye A life in foster care"

"Poor Johnny just can't stop snitching on this thing of ours, is it because poor Johnny had such a miserable childhood and now he's getting back at all those meanie weanie's? I mean, look at this clown, look in his eyes, you can see he was buggered when he was just a little boy, poor Johnny, for he is so consumed with his snitching that he'll never see ndrangheta waiting for him around that corner. Poor Johnny, ciao ciao. " 💋

...and feel free to look in my eyes, I think the only thing they show is that I'm happy

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