Gene Autry's Studio City Home For Sale
Updated November 10, 2010
The original listing price of Gene Autry's home was recently reduced by one million dollars to open the property to a wider range of estate home buyers in the Los Angeles area. The Flying A Estate, close to 8,000 square feet, was built in 1948 by the Singing Cowboy himself on 3.68 acres in Fryman Canyon, Studio City Hills. It remained his home for the last fifty years of his life and is rich in historic significance. Mrs. Autry hopes that just the right family will soon discover it.
In Gene Autry's later years, he owned and lived in two California homes - one in Studio City and one in Palm Springs. After much thought and consideration, Mrs. Autry has decided to reside in the desert. She has many happy memories of both houses but feels the time is right for a new family to enjoy the Studio City home.
Several fans have asked why Mrs. Autry is not turning the house into a museum. Because the Studio City house is in a private residential area, it would be difficult to run it as a museum with parking, staff, and visitors disrupting the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. Gene Autry enjoyed his Studio City home for 50 years. It is now time for a new family to do the same.
A beautiful photo gallery of the Autry's Studio City home, taken in May 2010, can be seen at this website: www.theflyingaestate.com
Below is the official real estate brochure for the house.
Vintage Photos of Gene Autry and his Studio City Home
In 1953, Gene Autry took a series of promotional photos of his life at home in Studio City to promote his film Saginaw Trail. Below each photo is the original publicity caption.
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Gene Autry, Columbia Pictures' famed Western star, is shown in the den of his hilltop home which overlooks the San Fernando Valley. Autry's latest picture, Saginaw Trail.
Gene Autry, whose latest western film for Columbia Pictures is Saginaw Trail, is shown in front of his hillside house which commands a sweeping view of the San Fernando Valley.