Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Neff, Wallace, Architect (firm); Edwin Wallace Neff Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926

1330 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-2016

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Neff designed this house for the silent film actor and director, Fred Niblo (born Frederick Liedtke, 01/06/1874–11/11/1948), who retired from a long show business career in 1933. Niblo directed a number of silent-era blockbusters, including the first version of Ben Hur (1925), and also became a powerful figure in Hollywood, becoming one of the original organizers of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Katherine Hepburn rented a house on the eight-acre Niblo Estate in the 1930s; the industrialist, Howard Hughes, shared the house with Ms. Hepburn occasionally;

PCAD id: 1998