Claire Trevor‘s Glamorous Fifth Avenue Apartment

The Academy Award-winning actress filled her spacious New York City apartment with art, antiques, and movie memorabilia

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This article originally appeared in the April 1992 issue of Architectural Digest.

“Bogie was over for dinner a couple of nights before the Awards that year—1949—and he said, playing it cool in his usual ‘screw you’ Bogart character, ‘Listen kid, if you win, I want you to get up there and say you’re not going to thank anybody, you did it all by yourself.’ ” recalls Claire Trevor in that crushed-velvet voice of hers, hard to mistake for any other.

It is forty-three years later and she is sitting pretty in the coral-lacquered library of her Fifth Avenue apartment—a room she shares with that shiny icon Oscar. “Well, when I won, it was hard to say anything, it was hard not to cry Walter Huston had just said in his acceptance speech, ‘I hope when I get to be an old man, my son will take care of me.’ That was a perfect cue for me, so when I got up there I said, ‘I have three boys and I hope they’ll take care of me in my old age.’”