The one-of-a-kind home of former live-action Jimmy Olsen Jack Larson will be auctioned for charity, as reported by Los Angeles Magazine. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Sturges House, owned by Larson until his death last September at age 87, has an auction estimate of $3 million, according to the magazine.
Funds raised from the auction will go to the Bridges/Larson Foundation, which was founded by Larson after the death of his longtime partner, “Urban Cowboy” director James Bridges, in 1993. The Bridges/Larson Foundation has raised millions for Los Angeles nonprofits, including AMFAR, SPCA and the American Film Institute. Art from Bridges and Larson’s collection, including works by Andy Warhol and David Hockney, will also be auctioned.
The Sturges house in located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and was designed by the famed architect in 1939 as one of his “Usonian” homes.
Larson was the first actor to play Jimmy Olsen in live-action, and later in life revisited the Superman franchise with cameos in 1990s TV series “Superboy” and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” plus 2006 film “Superman Returns.” For the bulk of his career, Larson focused on behind-the-scenes roles, including extensive work as a playwright.
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