The producer, director, and screenwriter may have only been six years old around the Sharon Tate murders of 1969, the year depicted in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but this period in Hollywood’s history is still personal to him.
There’s no Hollywood history without the Hollywood Roosevelt.
In its early years, the hotel played host to countless icons: Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, among others. It’s served as inspiration for filmmakers and creatives who have set their movies within this storybook backdrop.
In 1988, famed British painter David Hockney completed a multi-million dollar mural on the bottom of the Tropicana Pool. Both the hotel and the pool have been designated Historic-Cultural Monuments by the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission.
Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood: Recreating 1960s L.A. for “Once Upon a Time”
The Hidden History of Los Angeles with Robert Petersen
On screen, LA may look all shiny and new (and filled with beautiful, yoga-practicing people sipping green juice). But the city is also filled with rich history just about everywhere you look, from iconic old theaters to architectural masterpieces to centuries-old Spanish missions.
Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem
You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge. But once you find it, it’s the kind of place you don’t want to leave.