Since the late 1940s, filmmakers have been transforming the magnificent Greystone Mansion into cinematic settings such as hospitals, funeral homes, government offices, hotel rooms, military schools and more, not to mention palatial estates. Filming at Greystone really took off in the mid-1960s after the city of Beverly Hills purchased the property, but then dwindled in the '70s when the mansion became home to the American Film Institute. Since the early '80s, though, when AFI's lease expired, Greystone has been home to an average of two films per year. From Dead Ringer to The Big Lebowski, from The Disorderly Orderly to There Will Be Blood, here's a look at the Greystone Mansion through many of the 70-plus films that have called it home. All photos by Jared Cowan.
The grounds of the Greystone Mansion are open daily to the public unless filming or a special event is taking place. Tours of the house will resume in December, but reserve soon, as space is limited. Click here for more info. Fans of The Big Lebowski or Gilmore Girls can call the reservation line to get info on specialized group tours. Follow Jared on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.