The famous Californian home where JFK and Marilyn Monroe reportedly consummated their affair has hit the market — for $5 million (US).
The home was originally built for Bing Crosby, and the listing cheekily eludes to the famous affair that reportedly took place at the home — in the attached “casita”.
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“Fabled to have housed one of our former president’s and his legendary guest, thereby earning its name, the JFK Wing,” the listing reads.
“Some of the most famed celebrities have graced the estate through the years.
“Rancho Mirage has long been recognised as a haven not only as a celebrity choice but appreciated and enjoyed by numerous luminaries and US Presidents.”
The home was originally built for Bing Crosby in 1957 and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a pool.
“Own a piece of Hollywood’s Golden Era with the renown estate once owned by the international celebrity who won an Academy Award for the classic White Christmas,” the listing reads.
“Situated in the exclusive and prestigious community of Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage … a fusion of art and architecture in a Mid Century design with a Moroccan theme.”
There’s a large living room and stone fireplace and bar, chefs kitchen, theatre, master suite with sitting area, fireplace and four additional en suite bedrooms.
The home has reportedly been on and off the market for years, and is currently listed through Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
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Biographer Donald Spoto — who wrote the 1993 book Marilyn Monroe: The Biography — alleges the most likely time that Marilyn and JFK could have had a sexual encounter was at a party at Crosby’s home in March 1962.
Marilyn’s masseur and close friend Ralph Roberts told Spoto that “this night in March was the only time of her ‘affair’ with JFK. A great many people thought, after that weekend, that there was more to it. But Marilyn gave me the impression that it was not a major event for either of them: it happened once, that weekend, and that was that.”