Curbed L.A.'s Elijah Chiland takes a look at the newly listed, two-bedroom West Hollywood home that was once inhabited by classic television star Lucille Ball.
On the market for $1.75 million, the 1,385-square-foot home features hardwood flooring, oversized windows, and white-tiled baths. Back in the early 1950s, the home caused a stir when it was rumored to have hosted meetings of the Communist Party.
According to a 2010 post on the Dear Old Hollywood blog, Ball quickly invited her family to move out west and stay with her in the home. That got her into a bit of trouble down the line, as her grandfather began hosting meetings of the Communist Party in the home. It’s not completely clear how involved Ball was in the meetings, but in 1953 the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated the actress’ ties to the party, stirring up an intense media frenzy that briefly threatened to derail her career.