We would LOVE to witness Faye Dunaway’s appearance in Housing Court in New York when she tries to avoid eviction from her rent stabilized East 78th Street apartment. Faye has rented the unglamorous one bedroom walk up since 1994 and the rent is currently $1048.72. The hallway floors are linoleum and we hate to even THINK about the bathroom in the 100 year old tenement. Faye and her son Liam’s names are on the mailbox, but they both seem to live in Los Angeles. The landlord has proof that Faye’s West Hollywood house is her primary residence, and her 2007 Toyota Corolla is registered there. He thinks he’s ready to face her in court, but imagine an irate and highly intimidating Faye as an opponent! Somebody should sneak in a camera.(Above, Faye and Liam in Cannes)


Posted by Janet on August 3, 2011

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  1. By Mona Garrett
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Wow. Her son looks like a young Rupert Everett.

    And this housing court thing won’t be pretty. 🙁
    The landlord tried to throw her out once before for non-payment of rent.

    Faye’s finances have never been great. The stories around LA of her buying big ticket items (e.g. home gym equipment) and then demanding a return and refund months—even years later, are LEGENDARY.

  2. By Mona Garrett
    On August 3, 2011 at

    P.S. If I had to guess, Faye wants to keep a place in NYC just in case a job in the theatre should come up.

    She hasn’t had a lot of success there, though.

    Years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber infamously hired her to take over for Glenn Close in “Sunset Blvd.” on Broadway—only to fire her abruptly because of her lack of singing voice.

  3. By Mona Garrett
    On August 3, 2011 at

    P.P.S. And yes, it’s sadly true, that driving a Corolla in car-status-obsessed-California is considered reasonable grounds for suicide.

    That’s how so many people there have ended up living in their Escalades and Range Rovers.

  4. By Walt Cliff
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Hey Mona! She’s still has her looks though. Unfortunately, her personality has already scared me a bit even before the Mommy Dearest role. I’m convinced she has multiple personalities. lol 🙂

  5. By Walt Cliff
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Hey Leo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Once after a wedding reception, I woke up naked, drunk & painfully sunburned in a cornfield lying spread eagled on an orange 1970 Maverick.

    Sadly, this wasn’t the first time that I woke up intoxicated in a cornfield but it was the first time that I couldn’t locate my drawers and it was several more hours before I could remember my middle name.

    To this day I have no idea how I ended up in that field. I recall finding a scrap piece of carpet in the trunk and wrapped it around my waist and secured it with some black electrical tape. I don’t think anyone could really pull off that particular look unless your Johnny Weissmuller (the best Tarzan ever).

    When my grandparents were still living (many years ago), June weddings were an incredibly formal affair that lasted several days and were celebrated at the largest home (if your trailer had underpinning, that counted as the first floor.)

    1st Day – eating & greeting (burly Uncle Ezra, former rodeo clown who plays the spoons for entertainment…..strangely, when he gets hammered, he always sings The Sound of Music tunes complete with choreography)

    2nd Day – eating & wedding shower a.m.(We usually get them a Wal-mart gift certificate. Odds are at least one kid is going to be conceived in the Wal-mart parking lot anyway….or…… perhaps we’ll get them something artsy with a black velvet backing.) & engagement dinner (more eating!) during p.m.

    3th Day – the wedding, the reception and …..lots of celebrating (endless hooch for the thirsty men folk)

    Everyone puts on the dog (only an expression—-although my wife’s parents had a fat bulldog that went missing and every time I would ask about it they would all grunt, look guilty and stare at the floor). It is AFTER the wedding when things always get crazy & people cut loose. I am so thankful that there weren’t any digital cameras/phone cameras around back then.

    We’ve been on holiday a bit further south & ate lots of seafood and rich desserts.

    My wife lost her job this week (She was one of 24 that they let go.) She has done customer service work at home the last 8 or 9 years via computer. Another business having to down size. The economy is scary.

    Hope everyone is having a great week!!! : )

  6. By Mona Garrett
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Walt, you are back—and in rare form—HOORAY!

    And oh, if that Maverick could’ve talked! 😉

    Very sorry to hear about your wife’s job—but she’s still got a good man!

    And I think you may be on to something regarding Faye’s mental state.

    I’ve read that portraying Joan as she did in “Mommie Dearest” closed many a door to her in Hollywood. I don’t her career ever recovered from that.

    To this day she will terminate an interview if the subject is even broached.

    But you’re right—she looks great for 70. Shame she’s having to hustle when she should be taking life a little easier.


  7. By Walt Cliff
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Greetings Mona! 🙂 What a sweetie you are!! I’ve missed everyone too!!!

    We visited some family & friends in Florida and Louisiana. Some of our favorite stomping grounds (cafes & grills & bbq shacks) have closed up. Such crazy times. Popped in at one of our favorite B&B and they are shutting down at the end of this month.

    Dunaway was gorgeous in Bonnie & Clyde but I think that was the last time she appeared half way normal.

    I’m beginning to think that Hollywood just messes up people mentally if you stay too long.

  8. By Patrick
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Walt!! Good to hear from you old bean!!
    Great Maverick story. My first car was a red Pinto back in 77. I sideswiped a house and a pink elephant in that car. The pink elephant was in a kids park and I miscalculated it’s nearness while doing nightime donuts with my mushroom addled friends disturbed right out that we actually hit a pink elephant. The elephant still lives in that park all these years later.
    I loved the wedding story. Reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies and their wedding Shivaree’s.
    We missed you Walt.

  9. By yoyo
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Walt, that really you? Welcome back!! Seems we all missed you. Hope you are well. Glad you had a blast on your lil’ gettaway, sounds like you had too much fun (wink, wink – LOL!)We almost sent out the search & rescue team. I’m sorry to hear about your wife but have faith, God always comes through with unexpected surprises. Seriously, nice to have you back.

    Gee, sounds like Mommy Dearest lives in a phone booth on the corner of Hooker Street & Pimp Ave. That’s gotta suck. Perhaps she could get a part-time gig at J Crew who may or may not have some knowledge on decrepit bathroom linoleum. Well, there’s always McDonalds.

  10. By the captain
    On August 3, 2011 at

    these sort of women are the best IN & OUT-bed!!!

  11. By Muffin
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Nice lookin’ lad!! He probably hold the keys to Mommy Dearest’s bank vault. Ms Dunaway’s does look very good for her age. A thousand dollars sounds like a steal for a place in NY, no?

    Het Walt, very funny story. I must say, that must have been some kind of party. I totally envisioned the whole thing. I had a friend who told me of a similar story of her and her husband….they were out on the lake in a canoe and drinking. They both fell asleep, naked(so they were obviously up to other things as well). Well anyway, she said they both ended up so sunburned, they could hardly wear clothes for a week. Too funny!!

    PS Sorry to hear about your wife’s sudden job loss. I bet she will find something bigger and better.

  12. By Dave
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Faye Dunaway deserved the Oscar for The Temp.

  13. By Denise
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Fortunately the Housing Court has metal detectors so they can remove that coat hanger Ms. Dunaway will be carrying to teach that ole landlord a lesson.

    Walt, your stories crack me up. Your comments on your trip further south are interesting. We vacationed on the Cape (Cod for those of you not familiar) and noticed lots of closed restaurants and many “vacancy” signs on hotels. The recession has not been good. I’m sure your better half will find something. Good luck to her.

  14. By Walt Cliff
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Good Morning Denise! 🙂 Thank you and yes I am sure she will find something soon. It was only part time but she really enjoyed the people that she worked with.

    We met up with some friends in Boca and I was shocked at how many homes were up for sale.

    I ate so much on vacation I am afraid to weigh myself ! LOL!!

  15. By Chicagoland
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Faye could:

    Walk away from this and spare herself the trouble, if she simply vacates the apt and gets the opposition to drop the case, or lets the owner win a default judgement.

    Or, she could start paying the market rate rental immediately, which she may not be able to afford…

    but, if the landlord wants to play hardball in court, she may have to substantiate her true residence going back several years. This would be very expensive.

    It’s surprising how much play this story is getting, but Rent Control is THE most contentious issue in NYC. Looks like someone wants to make a high profile example of Faye; she’s being accused of fraud, which is no joke.

    That court hearing promises to be a circus!

    Walt: Duuuude! Glad to see ya! 🙂

  16. By Walt Cliff
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Hey Chicagoland! 🙂 I think you are right. I doubt she could actually afford for the rent to climb any higher. She could probably make some money with guest appearances but I bet she asks for too much money ……plus, she doesn’t play well with others. LOL

  17. By Leo
    On August 4, 2011 at

    @Walt Cliff:

    Buddy, Pal, Old Chum,
    Welcome Back !!!
    By Now,you know that You were missed!!
    Thanks for your opening monologue of light sided humor. Tell your sweetheart to hang in there while going through this (temporary) setback during this unemployment crisis.
    Faye appears to be in a wealth of good company of penny pitching rent control celebrities including Mia Farrow, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper and Mick’s ex Bianca Jagger. These celebs are so good at playing the role of thousand dollar gowns,movie premiers, and mink coats,but when it comes to shelter they want to climb down off that golden ladder and live on a budget like their fans. I can easily understand someone wanting to hold on to a controlled rent apartment if you (actually) lived there, but to hold on to it without living there is just as bad as a millionaire working at Wendy’s and keeping someone who desperately Need a job from working.
    Lots of seafood and rich deserts, Now that is a menu to whet one’s appetite!!

  18. By Walt Cliff
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Hey Leo,

    It is always great to hear from you. 🙂 Wife is fine. She misses her part time job because she loved talking to her work buddies. lol

    I can’t imagine what crazy Faye brings home annually. However, the cost of prozac and escorts probably take a big chunk of change. lol

  19. By Tagg
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Liam’s looks are not related to Faye in any way because he is not her biological child…he was adopted…in secret. The story goes (from her ex’s mouth) they moved to England for a year or so and came back with a kid! Faye told everyone she was preggers and had a baby while across the pond. Terry told the truth years later…

  20. By Walt Cliff
    On August 4, 2011 at


    Thanks for the info. It’s good to know that he doesn’t carry her crazy dna.


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