The remains of a 1920s Silver Lake mansion – now carved up into five apartments – is up for sale at an asking price of $3.3 million. The 3,800-square-foot home in the 2400 block of Effie Street has not changed hands in more than 60 years, according to the listing on Redfin. The current owners have been trying to sell, asking $4.3 million last year before lowering the price to $3.8 million in March. Along with more than an acre of land and views of the mountains and downtown, the Effie mansion is also said to have been the “home of film stars Gloria Swanson and later to Mae West,” according to the property description. Swanson did work downhill in the silent film studios of Edendale, along what is now Glendale Boulevard, and a Los Angeles Times article mentions that Swanson and her first husband, Wallace Beery, lived near those studios. but the real estate listing did not provide any evidence to back up it claim that she lived on Effie Street. Any film historians care to weigh in?
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