Not since John Travolta’s awkward portrayal of Archangel Michael in Nora Ephron’s 1996 fantasy/drama of the same name have we been so unnerved by a fallen angel. For this, we have Chinese artist duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu to thank.
One of the most famous hotels in Los Angels, The Hollywood Roosevelt is also considered on of the most haunted hotels in the world. It first opened in 1927 and is a hangout for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, living and dead.
The most famous ghost in The Hollywood Roosevelt is that of Marilyn Monroe. Her spirit has been sighted in the hotel on several occasions. She usually appears in a full length mirror which originally hung in her poolside suite, room 1200, where she regularly stayed. She has also been seen dancing in the hotel ballroom.
Another famous ghost is that of the actor Montgomery Clift. His spirit is believed to haunt room 928, where he stayed while filming From Here to Eternity. He can still be heard in the room playing his trumpet. One guest staying in the room felt someone pat her on the shoulder while she lay in bed reading. He has also been sighted on the eighth floor, pacing and reciting lines.
There is also the ghost of a man dressed in white who appears by the piano in the Blossom Ballroom. He vanishes suddenly when approached. The spirit of Carole Lombard, the wife of Clark Gable, has been seem on the 12th floor where she and Gable often stayed. One of the pianos in the hotel often plays by itself, guests have returned to their rooms to find them locked from the inside and phantom maids have been sighted wandering the hallways. Ghostly swimmers have appeared in the hotel pool and the spirit of a little girl called Caroline has been seen skipping and singing around the hotel lobby fountain.