I took this photo of actor and Warhol disciple Joe Dallesandro at the infamous Brevoort Hotel where he resides in Hollywood.
The Chandler-esque Brevoort, built in the 1920s and originally known as the Warner-Kelton, was in 1946 home to Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia. Clara Bow’s lover (and future mother-in-law!) Tui Lorraine lived there in the 1920s and Cary Grant kept one of the rear bungalows as his trysting place. Actress Pert Kelton was resident and part owner early on and the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart lived there and the hotel inspired them to write their song “There’s a Small Hotel”. Silent film star Monroe Salisbury, who had been in many Cecil B. DeMille films, wound up employed at the hotel as a night clerk before dying of a fractured skull in the mental institution where he spent 1935, his final year.
A sign above the main entrance to the Brevoort reads “Joyously Enter Here”.