Movie star raises money for Mies' Farnsworth House

Farnsworth House

Forget about Brangelina, let’s talk about Bries van der Rohe. According to the Internet Movie Database, movie star and architecture buff Brad Pitt raised $50,000 for Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House near Plano, Ill. Pitt was due to shoot a commercial for a Japanese jeans company and insisted Farnsworth House be used as the location, prompting the producers to pay the Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois for its use.

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