The current undisputed king of pop songwriters, Max Martin wrote or co-wrote
"classics" like the Backstreet Boys' "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again...", Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", and three Katy Perry hits, among many, many others. Now the Swedish-born Martin has purchased an unconventional Hollywood compound with ties to several bankable stars of previous generations. Built in 1952, the three-unit property was once home to legendary crooner Frank Sinatra, ultimate blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and '60s tough guy James Coburn, whose widow sold to Martin for $3.72M. The songwriter, who already owns a home in the tony Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, will apparently be converting this odd amalgam into a professional recording studio.
· Music Max Martin Buys Fabled WeHo Compound [The Real Estalker]
· Mid-Century Frank Sinatra/Marilyn Monroe Compound Sells [Curbed LA]