Angelina Jolie treats Brad Pitt to Fallingwater birthday
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What's the perfect birthday gift for half of the world's most famous perfect couple? Why, a visit to one of the world's most famous houses, of course. Yesterday, Angelina Jolie treated Brad Pitt to an afternoon at Fallingwater.Cara Armstrong, Fallingwater Curator of Education
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater yesterday.
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"Brad said he had wanted to experience Fallingwater ever since he took an architectural history course in college," said Cara Armstrong, Fallingwater's Curator of Education. "He and I talked quite a bit about design and art. He was incredibly well informed about architecture."
Armstrong and Fallingwater's Events Coordinator, Edna King, picked up Pitt and Jolie at the Latrobe airport and spent an hour talking to them before Armstrong led them on a two-hour private tour of the house.
Armstrong described the couple as "very gracious and very engaged in the house. As we say in the Midwest, you could tell their mothers raised them right.
"Brad said he had a visual sense of Fallingwater but experiencing it in person, hearing the sound of the waterfall cascading under the house and smelling the wood from the fireplace, was better than anything he could have imagined," Armstrong said. During their visit, both Pitt and Jolie commented on the beauty of the winter landscape of the Laurel Highlands.
After the tour, Jolie had arranged to have champagne and caviar sent in, which the couple shared in a private birthday celebration in Fallingwater's living room. Afterward, they invited the staff to join them.
Arrangements for the visit began about a week before Thanksgiving when staff at Fallingwater received a call from Jolie's personal assistant in Asia. The assistant was reluctant to provide the names of the couple but relented when King assured her she would be discreet.
"He's so hard to buy for," Jolie told the Fallingwater staff members.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published December 8, 2006 12:00 am