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Haunted The Hollywood Roosevelt








The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a historic hotel designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevardin Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Named after United States president Theodore Roosevelt and financed by a group including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer, it first opened its doors on May 15, 1927. It cost $2.5 million ($33.9 million in today's money or dollars) to complete this twelve-story building, which holds 300 rooms and suites. It is now managed by Thompson Hotels.

Following a major renovation in 2005 overseen by Dodd Mitchell, The Hollywood Roosevelt has been more prominently featured in films and in Hollywood nightlife. There has been a recent surge in popularity with young Hollywood in the last few years, thanks to trendy nightclub Teddy's, which is located in the main lobby of the hotel.

Located on Hollywood Boulevard and opened for business in 1927, the Roosevelt Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Los Angeles and one of the most haunted places in the world. It has long been a hangout for Hollywood's biggest stars, and the popularity of its trendy Teddy's nightclub still attracts the glitterati.

Ghosts: The Roosevelt is nearly as famous for its big-name ghosts, including Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift.
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard paid five dollars a night for their penthouse, now named the Gable & Lombard Penthouse. There is also a Marilyn Monroe Suite at the hotel.Actress Elizabeth Patterson lived in the hotel during her 35-year motion picture career.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the presentation of the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom ballroom. Later ceremonies were much larger than this banquet for 250, so there was never an attempt to host the awards at the hotel a second time.

Actress Frances Farmer was the guest of honor in 1958 after appearing on This Is Your Life. Marilyn Monroe was a resident at the Hollywood Roosevelt for two years when her modeling career took off. Her first magazine shoot was taken in the Roosevelt.The hotel's remodeled pool contains an underwater mural painted by David Hockney




Haunting activity includes:

Marilyn Monroe's ghost has been seen reflected in a mirror in room 229 and dancing in the hotel's ballroom.

Montgomery Clift's ghost is thought to haunt room 928, where he stayed whilte filming From Here to Eternity, and can still be heard playing his trumpet. His spirit has also been spotted on the eighth floor.

One guest who stayed in room 928 felt patting on her shoulder by an unseen hand as she lay in bed reading.

There is an eerie cold spot in the Blossom Ballroom that is about 10 degrees colder than the rest of the room.

The ghost of a man dressed in white has been seen standing near a piano in the Blossom Ballroom. When guests approached the man, after hearing piano music, he vanished before their eyes.
The ghost of glamorous movie star Carole Lombard, wife of Clark Gable, has been spotted on the 12th floor, where she and Gable often stayed.



Former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer, while staying one of the hotels's suites, encountered a piano that played by itself and the full-body apparition of a maid in a hall closet.
Security guards have seen a ghost at the hotel's pool. It could be seen on security cameras, but when a guard went to check it, he could see no one -- although it still appeared on the security monitor.
The ghost of a pony-tailed little girl named Caroline has been seen skipping and singing around the fountain in the lobby.
Guests returned to their rooms only to find them locked from the inside.






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