Thursday, October 20, 2016

Real estate porn

I'm always hunting in Google News for game show stuff. Some of the stranger items I run across are real estate sales by people in the industry.

These stories are a kind of web Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, with pretty pictures of the elaborate digs that the better paid folks in the genre can afford. A typical example is this breathless article about an LA condo that Burt Sugarman is selling.

For those who don't know, Sugarman produced some game shows in the '70s, most notably Celebrity Sweepstakes and The Wizard of Odds (one of Alex Trebek's more short-lived efforts). He also became part owner of Barris Industries - Chuck must have loved that name - and had a hand in the '80s revival of Newlywed Game.

The condo that Sugarman is peddling offers a nice view of downtown LA, not to mention "wide-plank oak floors and a wall of flat-screen televisions in the media room/den." Those planks better be pretty wide, because Burt wants $8.8 million for the humble abode. That would produce a good profit on the condo, which he and wife Mary Hart bought for $3.8 million three years ago.

1 comment:

  1. He also produced the Midnight SPecial which aired on NBC Friday nights in the 70s. He co-produced Whew! with Jay Wolpert and Bud Austin, and is sitting on the tapes of the show.

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