Holmby Hills & Bel Air are exquisite neighborhoods in west Los Angeles. Bordered by Beverly Hills on the east, with Bel-Air on the north making Sunset Blvd. the main road.
Holmby Hills, Bel-Air, & Beverly Hills form a “Platinum Triangle” of LA’s priciest and most exclusive estates.
Homes in Holmby Hills & Bel Air both have enormous, city views. Many high-profile people & entertainment industry executives, such as Interscope Records founder Jimmy Lovine, television producer Aaron Spelling (home sold for $150,000,000) movie mogul Ray Stark, and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (whose home is known as the Playboy Mansion), now reside or have previously resided in the area.
Television shows and movies have been filmed in Bel Air, or are said to take place in the community. Exterior shots for the Beverly Hillbillieswere shot in and around the 1938 French neoclassical-style mansion at 750 Bel Air Road,built by Lynn Atkinson (and later sold to hotelierArnold Kirkeby after Atkinson's wife refused to move into a house she thought too ostentatious) After the exterior shooting was completed, the residents of that address forbade any more filming, as passers-by would wander onto the property and ask to see 'Granny'.Exterior scenes from movies such as Get Shorty have also been filmed in the area.Several television films of The Rockford Files were filmed in Bel Air.The television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was set in the neighborhood although the exterior shots used were filmed in nearby Brentwood.The Bel Air Film Festival, first held in 2008, is an annual international film festival held in Bel Air and the Los Angeles area.
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