Trivia: The "Desmond mansion" was located not on Sunset Blvd, but at 3810 Wilshire on the corner of Crenshaw. It was built in 1924 by William Jenkins, at a cost of $250,000. The house was left empty for over 10 years before being purchased by oil billionaire John Paul Getty in 1936. Jean Paul Getty, purchased it for his second wife. Mrs. Getty divorced her billionaire husband and received custody of the house; it was she who rented it to Paramount for the filming.