07/28/2013 10:40 am ET Updated Sep 27, 2013

Tour The Old Hollywood Dollhouse That Cost '$7 Million' To Build


Long before the aficionados responsible for vacuum cleaner dollhouses, small-scale homes inside guitars, and other staggeringly detailed miniatures were even a gleam in their fathers' eyes, silent film star Colleen Moore was queen bee of elaborate doll dwellings. Around the time she was making the big bucks starring in films like 1934's The Scarlet Letter and 1928's Lilac Time Moore commissioned architect/set designer Horace Jackson to build Fairy Castle, a deluxe spread complete with chandeliers encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, and pearls; murals and paintings by Walt Disney; and more than 2,000 miniature chateau accoutrement.

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