Forty years ago this month, the highly acclaimed and Oscar-winning movie "The Godfather" by director Francis Ford Coppola debuted to eager masses. And, in honor of the record-breaking classic, Fox 5 New York takes us inside the Staten Island home that was used as the set for the heavily guarded Corleone manor.
Although a lot smaller than how it looks in the movie, the Tudor-style mansion belonged to the Norton family in real life. And, the Nortons actually held on to some of the amazing (and presumably valuable) props from the set, including a piece of fake wall and Marlon Brando's cue cards.
However, the Nortons, who have owned the property since 1951, put the mansion on the market in late 2010 for a whopping $2.9 million and finally sold it recently. Nonetheless, the property remains a part of pop culture history. In fact, it was recently named one of the manliest homes in America by Men's Health.
Personally, we prefer the quaint, real-life version of Don Vito Corleone's digs. It's a lot calmer.
To see the full video clip, head over to Fox 5 New York.
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