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1928/04/00 William Douglas Lee Shell Architect, Construction Supervisor Construction begins on attorney Fred Horowitz chateau in the hills halfway between Movietown and Los Angles.
1929/02/01 Arnold A Weitzman Architect Chateau Marmont opens as a residential hotel in Hollywood, CA.
1933/03/10 The solidly built Chateau Marmont rides out the Long Beach earthquake with a little shaking but no damage. 1933 Long Beach Earthquake
1934/08/00 Billy Wilder Home Billy Wilder moves into the windowless room at Chateau Marmont. Furnished with a hot plate, but no window, Wilder decorates his little abode with his impressionist paintings.
1934/12/00 Billy Wilder Home Wilder returns to the Chateau Marmont, with no rooms available, he sleeps in closet near the womens room for a few days.
1938/00/00 Hedy Lamarr Guest When registering at the Chateau Marmont, Hedy Lamarr forgets that Louis B Mayer had spelled her stage name with two Rs. Lamarr spends her first few nights in LA at the Chateau before sharing a house with Heather Massie.
1947/00/00 Montgomery Clift Guest During the filming of the interior scenes for "Red River", Montgomery Cliff stays with Libby Holman in her suite at the Chateau Marmont.
1951/08/22 Dorothy Parker Guest Dorothy Parker of 216 S Westgate, West Los Angeles, checks into the Chateau Marmont.
1960/11/00 John Cheever Screenwriter While staying in the 'Mitzy Gayner' penthouse at the Chateau Marmont for 5 weeks in November-December, John Cheever produces a film treatment of D H Lawrence's "The Lost Girl" for producer Jerry Wald. It will not be made into a film.
1960/12/00 John Cheever Author Paid for by 20th Century Fox, John Cheever can admire the giant rotating Las Vegas showgirl statue (lost) that advertises the Sahara casino from his suite at the Chateau Marmont. Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story)
1966/06/22 Hoisted 60 feet, pianist Liberace is uses a Tiki torch to symbolically light a 4-foot candelabra held by the rotating statue atop the Sahara Hotel billboard on the Sunset Strip. The stunt publicizes his new 2-year, $500,000 contract with the hotel.

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Particulars for Chateau Marmont, LA:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Chateauesque
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Owner Private

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Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story) Short Story John Cheever Outside my hotel window was a monumental statue of a young woman, advertising a Las Vegas night club. She revolves slowly in a beam of light, At 2 am the light is extinguished, but she goes on restlessly turning all through the night.
Myra Breckinridge Book Gore Vidal

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