A documentary film on some of the most haunted hotels in Hollywood California. Guests at these hotels have seen sightings of Marilyn Monroe's ghost as well as Montgomery Clift's ghost. Also the ghost of John Belushi and Rudolph Valentino. These are the ghost stories based on witnesses.
These hotels are located in Los Angeles, California. These haunted hotels are some of the most haunted places in America. This documentary also features rare footages of Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Rudolph Valentino. If you're a fan of Halloween or spooky places, these are some of the best places to visit and see for yourself.
The hotels I talk about are:
The Roosevelt Hotel
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard) has not just one, but two celebrity ghosts! Montgomery Clift, stayed at the hotel for three months while rehearsing his role in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." His ghost now allegedly haunts room #928 of the 9th floor of the hotel, playing a trumpet, and pacing the hallways while reciting his old lines.
At the same historic Roosevelt Hotel, the ghost of Marilyn Monroe has supposedly been seen several times in a full-length mirror, which was originally located in her poolside Suite 1200, where Marilyn often stayed. The mirror in which her image supposedly appears is now located next to the elevator on the lower level.
This hip, upscale hotel dating to 1927 sits along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and across the street from the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Chic, modern rooms and suites (some named after famous former residents such as Marilyn Monroe) come with premium bedding, flat-screen TVs, designer toiletries and WiFi (fee). Upgrades offer garden or pool views, hardwood floors and/or private balconies. Room service is available 24/7.
Amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a buzzy bar scene. There's also an exclusive cocktail lounge, a game parlor with 2 vintage bowling lanes, a celebrity-haunt nightclub and a 24-hour burger joint.
The Knickerbocker Hotel
The Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments, formerly the Knickerbocker Hotel, is a retirement home located at 1714 Ivar Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Designed by architect E.M. Frasier in Spanish Colonial Revival style, the historic hotel opened in June 1929.
It catered to the region's nascent film industry, and is the site for some of Hollywood’s most famous dramatic moments. On Halloween 1936, Harry Houdini's widow held her tenth séance to contact the magician on the roof of the hotel. On January 13, 1943, Frances Farmer was arrested in her room at the hotel after failing to visit her probation officer when scheduled. On July 23, 1948, filmmaker D. W. Griffith died of a cerebral hemorrhage on the way to a Hollywood hospital, after being discovered unconscious in the lobby of the hotel. D.W. Griffith, Irene Gibbons, Rudolph Valentino and Marilyn Monroe haunt this old hotel. This is the location of the seance for magician Harry Houdini.
Chateau Marmont Hotel
Chateau Marmont is a hotel located at 8221 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The hotel was designed by famed architect William Douglas Lee and completed in 1929. It was modeled loosely after the Château d'Amboise, a royal retreat in France's Loire Valley.
The hotel has 63 rooms and suites.
Throughout the years, Chateau Marmont has gained recognition. Director Sofia Coppola shot her film Somewhere at the hotel in 2010. James Franco created a grand scale replica of the Chateau Marmont for his Rebel Without a Cause exhibit at MOCA in 2012. The opening scene of the indie neo-noir film The Canyons was shot at the Bar Marmont. The hotel was also a location for Oliver Stone's The Doors. Singer Lana Del Rey alludes to the hotel in her song "Off To The Races" from her album Born to Die. It is also the office of fictional paparazzi Patrick Immleman in the Panel Syndicate web comic The Private Eye.
Jim Morrison took up a short term residency in 1970.
Billy Wilder, Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Dorothy Parker, Bruce Weber, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tim Burton, Jay McInerney, Terry Richardson, Death Grips and Ville Valo, among others, have also produced work from within the hotel's walls. John Belushi died of a drug overdose in Bungalow 3 on March 5, 1982, and still haunts this room.