Friday, August 5, 2011

Maybelline Money, Property and Prestige in the 1970's.

The 1970's exploded with a spending frenzy for property and prestige after the sale of the Maybelline Company.

My cousins, Nancy and Chuck Williams with my sister, Donna, at our new home on Lido Isle, Newport Beach in 1971.  My father, Bill bought the property for $185,000 in 1968 and built two homes on it.  He sold one for $195,000 in 1970 and the other for $250 in 1973 when he moved to Palm Springs California.

Chuck Williams and his dog, at his parents new estate in Montecito, California in 1969. The home was designed by Bernard Maybeck, a famous architect who built the home  in 1915, for the Ambassador to England.  Noel and Jean Williams bought the home for $185,000 in 1969 and today it is valued at over 15 million.  Noel sold it in 1976 for a half a million dollars. 

Eva and Ches' daughter Marilyn, (Williams-Haines) and her husband John Gary, moved to Virginia and bought this home built in the 1800's for $185,000 and created a storybook wonderland for their 6 children, in the 1970's. The home is still in the family today, but is now for sale because of Marilyn's declining heath, in her 80's.    

Noel Williams in his brother Dick's Excalabur, at Dick and Ann's estate in Boca Raton Florida where they like Bill also bought a yacht to go along with their new lifestyle. 

Read more about the sale of the Maybelline Company and the aftermath in my family that will leave you stunned, in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.  Buy a signed copy from me, at  Thank you for following my blog, a stunning, historical piece of the
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