House where Hollywood star ‘bedded Marilyn Monroe’ goes on sale

November 22, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A property where an Oscar-winning actor played host to Hollywood icons and is rumoured to have bedded Marilyn Monroe has gone on sale.

Rothbury House is the former home of notorious ladies’ man George Sanders, the actor who voiced ‘Shere Khan’ in the Jungle Book.

The Art Deco home in Storrington, West Sussex, was frequented by some of the English actor’s Hollywood co-stars including Liz Taylor.

Marilyn Monroe, who starred with him in ‘All About Eve’, also stayed there in 1959 amid rumours of a romance.

Crooner Bing Crosby and Sir Laurence Olivier also spent time at the mansion before George died in 1972.

The property gained notoriety in 1976 when it was raided by police investigating reports it was being used as a location to shoot illegal pornographic movies.

The home has five bedrooms, a sauna, a gym and a home cinema and is now on the market for £995,000.

Current owner Amanda Munday, 55, said: “It’s a real party place and we have had a lot of parties and now I think it probably needs someone of an artistic mind to take it on.”

Peter Hossack, of estate agents Guy Leonard, said: “The Hollywood history certainly adds to the mystique and adds to the saleability of the property.”

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