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4. Their Beverly Hills Mansion was Really Located in Bel Air

Arnold Kirkeby owned the mansion in Bel Air, California, that the Beverly Hillbillies lived in after striking black gold, Texas tea. The show’s creator Paul Henning paid $500 per day to film on the mansion’s grounds, a steal compared to today’s prices, no doubt. Sadly, the owner died in a plane crash several months before the first episode ever aired, but his wife continued to live there. The contract stated that the mansion’s address could not be revealed in press releases. Somehow fans found out about the 750 Bel Air Road address and constantly flocked there to gawk. What were they expecting, to see Granny digging in the garden? With fans and tourists milling around, filming on-location became difficult.

Beverly Hillbillies' mansion

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