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Hollywood’s Most Distinguished Address

October 6, 2014

Designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant, the Sunset Tower Hotel is one of greatest examples of Art Deco architecture in Southern California.

As advertised in a 1938 issue of the Screen Actors Guild magazine, the Sunset Tower was “Hollywood’s Most Distinguished Address.” As one would expect, residents were mainly the who’s who of the entertainment business including John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe,  Howard Hughes, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke,  Paulette Goddard, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, and Bugsy Siegel.  While thoroughly stunning both the inside and out, the building surpassed the standard of living for its opulent residents by incorporating modern conveniences such as outlets in every bathroom for personal appliances and large, modern windows to take advantage of the glistening city lights.

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