Although Miz Angelina Jolie has long owned a condominium at the historic and swank Ansonia building on the Upper West Side, celebrity real estate gossip Braden Keil at the New York Post reports today that the a-list couple and their multi-cultural brood are shacking up at the uber luxe and hyper secure Waldorf Towers on the east side of Midtown Manhattan.
Everyone who is anyone with any power or real money has bedded down at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and/or the Waldorf Towers, where talent free hotel heiress Paris Hilton grew up roaming the halls and where her family still maintains a residence. But the Hiltons are only the bottom of the barrel of rich, famous and powerful people who have temporarily called the hoity toity hotel home.
Not only has every US President since Herbert Hoover checked in to the aristocratic and extremely dignified digs, so have just about every other head of state including Winston Churchill, Nikita Khruschev, Queen Elizabeth, and shoe ho Imelda Marcos.
Mister Keil reports that the gargantuan, freshly renovated and fully furnished suite the Jolie-Pitts have leased for a "nearly $100,000" a month sprawls over 6,000 square feet with five to six bedrooms, and a huge gourmet kitchen and "up to six baths." Hmm.
While Your Mama can not be sure, we think Mister Keil's description sounds suspiciously like the old Cole Porter suite. Mister Porter occupied a huge suite on the 33rd floor of the Waldorf Towers for a couple of decades before he passed. That unit, as the children can see below on the floor plan, has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Also noted on the floor plan is that the "garden room" which could easily be converted to a bedroom, and a half bathroom which could easily be converted to a full bath. Voila!
After Mister Porter came the sublime singer Peggy Lee who reportedly leased the place for a short time before crooner Frank Sinatra and his wifey Barbara leased the monster apartment for nearly a decade.
A little birdie named Timmy Tattletale tells Your Mama that in the Spring of 2007, the contents of the suite were put up for auction. Timmy also provided us with a number of photos of the suite BEFORE the recent renovation (see below) of the Porter/Sinatra suite. Now children, please, remember that the photos below are BEFORE the recent renovation, so while Your Mama expects the current decor reflects a similar sort of Upper East Side sumptuousness, the photos do not reflect the suite in its current configuration and decor. Also, Your Mama would like to again say that we do not have confirmation that the Jolie-Pitts have leased the Porter/Sinatra suite. We've simply put two and two together and come up with plausible gossip and speculation.
Does all this mean that the Jolie-Pitts have relocated to Manhattan, or is this just another of their short term living situations? Remember when they bought that big house in New Orleans and "lived" down there?
Your Mama would like all the children to keep in mind that security at the Waldorf complex is extremely tight, tight enough to shelter visiting heads of state comfortably and safely. So if any of you ignorant fanatics think you're going to get up in the place and knock on the front door of the Jolie-Pitt's pad, expect to be unceremoniously escorted to the nearest police station by big and brawny security guards or, depending on who is in town, man-handled by Secret Service agents who have the ability to make you disappear like you were never born. Seriously kids, don't let Your Mama catch you even thinking of trying to bother these people.