Even waking up to this couldn’t tamp down my disgust that we have a racist sitting in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/gkgVMhdiBj
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 14, 2018
Movie director (A Few Good Men) and actor (All in the Family) Rob Reiner continues to rain thunder down upon Trump’s racist, restrictionist immigration policies from behind the guarded gates of the Malibu Colony, where he is a leader of local political efforts to keep Malibu’s population from growing.
A friend writes:
I looked up where in Malibu Reiner lives. Apparently the 90% white Malibu isn’t exclusive and guarded enough for Rob. He lives in the Malibu Colony: the gated community within Malibu. He has walls within walls within walls to protect his privacy.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Spend July at Rob Reiner’s Malibu home for $100,000
By LAUREN BEALE
MAR 12, 2015
Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is the latest landlord of note to put his Malibu beach house up for lease. For $100,000 you get July, and that’s a relative bargain. …
Set behind the gates of Malibu Colony, the 2,755-square-foot summer spot features beamed ceilings and skylights. There’s a family room with a fireplace, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and steps to the sand.
List of home values in the LA area:
Listed below are the priciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and their median sale prices in 2017.
The Colony: $13 million
Trousdale: $9.3 million
Carbon Mesa: $8.587 million
Beverly Hills Gateway: $8.020 million
Malibu Cove Colony: $8 million
Beverly Hills Flats: $7.6 million
Malibu Road: $7.446 million
Serra Retreat: $6.35 million
Broad Beach: $3.85 million
Point Dume: $3.785 million
But don’t worry, Rob isn’t homeless when he’s renting out his weekend house in Malibu:
Mister Reiner continues to own a gated compound hidden behind high hedges and a towering wall of shrubbery in the Brentwood area that he’s owned since the early 1990s, when he picked it up for $4.75 million.
I edited the last slightly to make it even harder to find Reiner’s houses, because I’ve worried about celebrity safety ever since John Lennon would remark upon the irony of him living in The Dakota, which did not work out well.
But not everybody shares my concerns. In another tweet, Reiner sounds kind of like he’s issuing a casting call for a new, improved John Wilkes Booth:
Having a racist in the White House has brought things into sharp relief. We are engaged in the last battle of the Civil War. And the sooner he is gone the sooner the arc of morality in the universe will arrive at justice. God bless MLK.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 15, 2018
“It’s like the assassination of Abraham Lincoln … except this time the President is the racist bad guy and the actor is the hero!”
And here’s a 2015 article in the Guardian mentioning Reiner’s name in passing:
Owners of beachfront mansions hire security guards to issue trespass notices as decades of public access to the California coast come under threat
Mr. Reiner draws a lot of water in this town, Lebowski.