141. Six Degrees of Robert Evans | The Kid Shapes the 1960s

In our continuing journey of the Six Degrees of Robert Evans, this week we explore his time in the 1960s in Hollywood, firmly ensconced at Paramount Studios.

Included in this episode, Evans marries and divorces his second wife, Camilla Sparv. He acquires his legendary Beverly Hills home, Woodland Estates, leading John Elgin Woolf’s Hollywood Regency style. Woodland’s guest list includes all the greats – whether they are coming to take a meeting, have dinner, play tennis on the famous courts or watch dailies in the screening room.

In this time, Evans will also have a little run in with the FBI, land his first studio success with The Odd Couple, give Cary Grant some advice on love, and cause the divorce of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra with a little film called Rosemary’s Baby directed by Roman Polanski.

This episode takes Robert Evans through the mid-1960s to the terrible events of August 1969, with the murders on Cielo Drive.

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5 Wild Robert Evans Stories You Should Devour After The Offer | Vanity Fair

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Divorce No. 7 for Producer Robert Evans | PEOPLE.com

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