As their documentary Inside Deep Throat is about to open wider this weekend, directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato open their houses to the LA Times‘ Home section today. Writer David Keeps pokes around Bailey’s Arts and Crafts bungalow (above), originally built for Cecil B DeMille, and Barbato’s Spanish manse in Hollywood Dell (below), admiring the old-Hollywood-and-then-some style of interior designer A J Bernard.
Over the last four years, designer A.J. Bernard, who wears trim custom-tailored suits and drives a 1979 black Chevy Silverado pickup, has become a part of that family, helping Bailey and Barbato realize working and living spaces that reflect Hollywood design from the 1920s and ’30s while showcasing the filmmakers’ eccentric tastes. Their two homes are filled with Art Deco and midcentury designs as well as 20th century kitsch such as “Dynasty” dishes and Spice Girls action figures. (More)
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