On the podcast this week we have a story sent in by Belinda Sparks. While I won’t tell her story here you will hear it this Thursday! What I will do is tell you about the location of the tale.
The historic Hollywood Roosevelt is a four-star hotel located in Hollywood that boasts more than just a four-star price. It opened its doors on May 15th, 1927, and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Los Angeles. The place was grand and it welcomed the rich and famous. The idea was to have a place to cater to celebrities who were working on movies in the area. Notable guests included Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, and Marilyn Monroe. In fact, the hotel was the site of the very first Academy Awards.
The Hotel Roosevelt is 12-stories high, with 300 guest rooms and 63 suites. As with anything of age the place is haunted by a multitude of ghosts, two of which are known celebrities. Montgomery Clift haunts Room 928 where he stayed while filming From Here to Eternity. Most complaints are about him are moving around the room and messing with luggage. Other hotel guests have seen him in the hallway rehearsing his lines or playing his trumpet from the movie. Perhaps the most famous haunting of the Roosevelt is Marilyn Monroe. She is said to haunt the full-length mirror that was once in her suite.
If you need a real fright attempt to stay in room 213. It is reported to be the most haunted in the entire hotel. Many who attempt to stay there check out in the middle of the night because of the obvious ghost activities in the room. People have reported seeing a headless apparition coming towards them, while others complained of the television and sink turning on and off without any help.
You would think with all these strange goings-on The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel would be haunted out of business. That is not the case. Today there is a waiting list of years just to stay in Marilyn’s suite alone. They must be doing something right, as people and ghosts just can’t seem to stay away.
Please join us on Thursday to hear the amazing story of Belinda’s own experience while staying just one night in the famous hotel.
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