What’s the greatest film of the ’90s? Most of you out there would say Pulp Fiction or Fight Club, and while those are indeed stellar films, my money is always on P.T. Anderson’s second film, 1997’s Boogie Nights. Made when the director was only 25, the 2 1/2 hour epic about the porn movie heyday of the late ’70s and early ’80s, launched the careers of Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, and Philip Seymour Hoffman into the stratosphere. Most importantly, it took Mark Wahlberg, who until that time was seen as a one hit wonder “Marky Mark” and an underwear model, and gave him a legit acting career.
Most of the action in the film takes place in the home of pornographer Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds). The house is supposedly set in the former Southern California porn Mecca of the San Fernando Valley, but in reality, the home was actually located in Covina, in the San Gabriel Valley. Now we’ve learned, thanks to real estate website Curbed, that the house that was used in the movie is up for sale. And judging from the pictures used in the listing on the website, it’s barely changed at all since the movie was shot there back in 1996.
In fact, the mid century home, which according to the listing was built in 1958, looks pretty much as is it did when it was first built, stone fireplace, groovy wood paneled walls, and all. And it can all be yours for just $1.5 million dollars, and then you can have the best Boogie Nights theme parties ever, and be the envy of all your hipster friends. All I know is, I hope whoever buys it doesn’t modernize the heck out of it or knock it down and turn it into another McMansion. We’re talking Hollywood history here, baby! Some things just need to be preserved. You can see some photos from the listing down below in our gallery.
If you had the disposable cash, would you buy the Boogie Nights house? Let us know down below in the comments.
Images: New Line Cinema / Jenny Xu, Re/Max Realty