Location: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
History: The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood has hosted an a-list crowd from its May 16, 1927 inception. Since then, numerous actors and otherwise noteworthy figures have graced the Spanish-style halls of this famous hotel and at certain points even called it home.
Haunting: Due to the Roosevelt's warm and welcoming facade, it has a history of attracting guests who find it hard to leave. Marilyn Monroe was one of the legendary Hollywood landmark's famous residents, always staying in her poolside suite where she loved spending her days soaking up the sun, and even posed for her first suntan lotion ad while lounging on the pool's diving board. But even after Monroe's death in 1962, her spirit found and continues to find a sense of comfort at Roosevelt despite spooking guests over the years. Specifically, the appearance of Monroe's ghost in the full-length mirror from her former poolside suite which now hangs on a wall on the hotel's lower level next to the elevators after being relocated during renovations. Both hotel guests and staff have come forward with claims of having seen the infamous blonde standing behind them in the mirror's reflection. If you're lucky, perhaps she'll make an appearance the next time you find yourself waiting for the elevator.
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Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.