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Such largess shown by Fallingwater is normally dependent upon generous financial contributions at special occasions...say like Brad Pitt's birthday.... of which no mention is made. Otherwise, getting the "star" treatment would simply be an elitist reward for being smitten by Brangelina, which Ms. Armstrong obviously was. This probably happens more than one would think.
Roderick Grant wrote:If such high-profile celebrities were to tag along with an ordinary tour, it would cause a lot of fuss and distract from the enjoyment for other tourists.
Fun thread. True, I would have a difficult time deciding whether to look at Brangelina or Fallingwater. This dilemna may rightfully reduce most visitors to "looky loos", with no real interest in the site. I've seen this on many tours there. Brad's interest trumps mine or yours on the basis of fame (money) alone. I don't agree celebrity buttkissing is of significant PR value to Fallingwater, which has held its own over the years without another celebrity pilgrimage. "Oh, Ethel, let's go to that Fallingwater place, Brangelina went there!"
"Tag along" and "ordinary" are interesting words. I simply never thought celebrities (and the other rich), deserved such treatment; a view apparently not shared by most.
I suppose there is a primal urge to cater to those judged "different" than "ordinary" people. Sans a big buck donation, I think everyone deserves to be hustled through before the next tour equally. I'll have to remember my caviar and champagne next time-even though I could have sworn beverages were not allowed on tours. Oh, just ordinary tours!
Damn right I'm just jealous!!!
I imagine he would enjoy the visit.I cannot help thinking that FLLW would have LOVED to have given these two a grand tour...well, maybe just Angelina.
Miss Jolie's architecture is a very good architecture.
Her lips do cantilever, after all.
First, Tom Hanks, Dennis Miller & Ron Howard just show up for a regular Fallingwater tour last summer, now this. They really do get all the breaks at that place. darned masterpiece.
It's nice that mega-rich stars choose to go to FLLW buildings rather than buy another island. That's what they normally do, right?
Hey, Mr. Pitt, you could show your devotion by building the house Mr. Wright designed for Arthur Miller and that woman he was married to!
FYI, that "other" Kaufmann house, the one in Palm Springs designed by Nuetra, will reportedly be made available for sale in the not too distant future. The current owners, who completed a multi-million restoration of the property, are divorcing.
Supposedly, they have already been contacted by Mr. Pitt or his peeps, and Brad has expressed his very sincere interest in having an opportunity to make an offer on the property before it goes on the market.