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$40M ‘Big Lebowski’ House Acquired

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been given the mansion featured prominently in 1998 Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski. The gift of the John Lautner-designed Beverly Hills home to LACMA is valued at $40 million and comes with a $17 million endowment for maintenance. The museum will use the home to host fundraisers, exhibitions, and conferences. In Lebowski, the abode was the lavish residence of Jackie Treehorn, a pornographer portrayed by Ben Gazzara.