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Episode 3. Casa del Rio

Casa del Rio

About this programme

Architectural historian David Heathcote visits an art deco fantasy house in rural Devon. Inspired by a visit to California in the 1930s, baker Walter Price decided to create a mansion similar to Pickfair - the former home of Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford - complete with marble staircase built to look like a piano keyboard. He also explores some of the gadgets that brought glamour to people's lives, including radios and cocktail shakers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
David Heathcote

Crew

Director
Marcus Harben
Producer
Marcus Harben
Categories
Arts
Documentary